History of Kamo Ningyo Dolls
According to legend, Tadashige Takahashi,
who was in charge of maintaining the Kamigamo-shrine in Kyoto,
started making Kamo dolls with surplus materials. However, this legend has not
been authenticated. The dolls are characterized by their small size, and
fascinatingly friendly smiles. The Tachibana family currently holds more than
234 of these Kamo dolls.