Japanese typical carved wood horse, where these games are called Miharu Goma, from Miharu town where it is produced and goma meaning horse. These horses are characterized by clean and sharp-cornered lines, lighted colouring on a white or black base, a peculiar mane and standing upright tail. The decorations recall the horses which were donated to the emperor during his visits to the cities of the Kingdom. According to Japanese tradition these horses are able to carry messages to the gods.
Vv.  also Tomo