toy tigerW80xL140xH100mm, Japan

Today is Tango no Sekku, Boy’s day, in Japan.  Along with the Koinobori (carp banner), figurines will be placed inside of the house.  It is believed that these figurines will protect the child; offering bravery and well being.

This is a lucky tiger –  Fuku Tora, made with cloth.

Comparing to the Chinese cloth tiger, it looks more innocent.