Have you ever seen a FUSHIMI NINGYO (dolls made of clay manufactured in Fushimi)?
It is believed to be the origin of Japanese clay dolls and is made of clay from Mt. Inari in the premises of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Its production process is: make a mold and shape the clay with it, and then paint it.
Originated in the beginning of Edo era, FUSHIMI NINGYO is still popular as a souvenir from Kyoto. There are a lot of varieties and some one them have educational messages. You know, it's so like Kyoto!
FUSHIMI NINGYO can be earthy and maybe a little unsophisticated, but I guess it has a good split needed by this modern world.