Ryukyu Islands fubako

Ryukyu Islands fubako

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Lacquered Box from Ryukyu Islands Japan.
A Ryukyu islands hiramaki-e and shell inlaid lacquer fubako (poem paper box).
Decorated with two cranes under a cedar tree and amongst chrysanthemums.
Cranes represent love and longevity (they mate for life) ~ a popular subject for Haiku
poetry. The cedar tree indicates steadfastness and the chrysanthemum is often
Japan itself.
Meiji Period 1868-1912. Length 39 cm. W 10.5 cm. Ht. 8.5 cm.

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