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Kodama by NightSA Apr 22, 2013

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For a long time I have had a friend of mine asking me if I could make a Kodama from Princess Mononoke.

Its about 118 mm tall X 52mm at its widest point.

What is a Kodama you ask?

A kodama (木魂?) is a spirit from Japanese folklore, which is believed to live in certain trees (similar to the Dryad of Greek mythology).

According to the 13th century Ryōbu Shinto manual Reikiki, kodama can be found in groups in the inner reaches of mountains. They occasionally speak, and can especially be heard when a person dies.[1]

In modern times, cutting down a tree which houses a kodama is thought to bring misfortune, and such trees are often marked with shimenawa rope.


I started with a 35% fill it might be able to be printed with 0% fill but I am not 100% sure as to that working, Might go as far as saying a 25% fill at the least. it took about 2.5 hours to print,

Please if you print let me know how it prints for you, I would like to know and I will change things if asked I am Planing on doing other heads as well If your interested at all please leave requests in comments or message me and I will make sure to get around to doing it for you.

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Now I really want a customizable Kodama so that I may build an army.

This idea is awesome! I just posted about someone making one in one of the customizer groups. You should look for it and back me up! lol

Kodama is so cute, and i love the way it fits inside me hands.