Issun Boshi

Dundee Contemporary Arts



A beautiful retelling of the Japanese folktale, Issun Bôshi's samurai adventures are sure to charm and enchant children and adults alike.

Tiny and brave—these are the two most striking characteristics of Issun Bôshi. His mother had longed to have a child for so many years that she finally added “even if it is a very small one” to her wish. When the elderly couple did in fact bear a son, he turned out to be only one inch high. He was thus called Issun Bôshi, Japanese for one-inch boy. 

Brand / Designer Icinori / Gestalten
Dimensions 33 x 21 x 1cm