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Misakappa (water sprite) dogu (clay figurine)

Cultural Heritage/Japan Heritage
A dogu (clay figurine) excavated from the Katsurano site. This dogu is typical of the beginning-middle Jomon period kappa (water sprite) dogu found in the Kofu basin area. This is an almost-complete piece, missing only some of its toes and an ear. The dogu was named "Misakappa" by pupils from the local Misaka Higashi Elementary School based on a school-wide vote when the dogu was first excavated.
Fuefuki City Yamanashi
Cultural Heritage/Japan Heritage