This Nogomi figurine represents Tenma, the mythological wind horse, who carries the legendary cintāmaṇi, the jewel that fulfills any desire in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. This fantastic creature is nicknamed Inari Koma as it was created by Teruji Suzuta for the Yūtoku Inari temple in Kashima, one of the most famous temples dedicated to Inari in Japan. Tenma in this form has been always considered the bearer of prosperity for those who own it. In 1945, at the end of the war, Teruji Suzuta, celebrated textile artist, father of the living national treasure Shigeto Suzuta, began to create Nogomi figurines, referring to the tradition of the Kashima area, in Saga prefecture. He started selling them inside the Yutoku Inari Shrine as an amulet and good luck charm and they have since become a symbol of Saga prefecture. Being handmade, they are all slightly different and some imperfections are possible.