T-Lab Japan have been part of Japanese culture for over 10 years. Polepole (poh-leh poh-leh) meaning slowly, slowly in Swahili describes how these cute little guys are created. Each animal is hand carved from a soft white Albiza wood and then hand-painted with the sweetest expressions and patterns. The beautiful feel of the polepole animal and the tender expression, creates calmness & also an understanding of their cult following and why they are highly collectable. Each polepole animal is truely unique.