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Oshie is Japanese traditional craft with the history from the Edo period(1603-1867). Oshie is a three-dimensional picture pasted together after wrapping cotton (or sponge) with cloth (or Japanese paper). Since cotton is wrapped with cloth, it is also called the alias "Kurumie (wrapping picture)". Oshie was the workmanship technique which came across the sea from China, and it was prevalent after entering at the Edo period. Japan is having beautiful cloth and colorful Chiyogami from old times. So the Oshie was accepted smoothly in Japanese culture and fixed as a Japanese craft.
|(Photo) The side view of Oshie is three-dimensional like these.|