Ox has been cherished as the animal that supports the work of farmers.
At Tenjin-san (Shrine of Tenjin), the cow is considered to be a divine messenger of the god of Learning, Michizane Sugawara, who was born and died in the year of the Ox.
The paper mache ox is prayed at Manzoku Inari Shrine in Higashiyama, Kyoto. Hariko is a traditional Japanese toy made of Japanese paper. It has a fortune paper inside and can be used as a decoration after the fortune paper has been taken out and read. The fortune paper is written in Japanese.
Please note that each item is handmade and may vary in size and shape.