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Momo Incense Burner

Momo Incense Burner

Code: INC79138

Regular price 258,00 €
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The surface of this incense burner is decorated with peach tree leaves, Momo in Japanese. This fruit has been cherished by the Japanese since long ago: with a very rich symbolism, it is a suitable and recurring decoration pattern.
- In the popular tale Kojiki, the ancient god Izanagi-no-Mikoto wards off the devil by throwing him a peach.
- In the eponymous tale, the brave Momotaro, a child born from a peach, defeats evil spirits and save the people from his village.
- Finally, the delicious taste of peach makes the Japanese consider it a gift of gods.

The Momo cult incense burner was crafted following Arita ceramic techniques. Made with gold leaf on top of a vermilion base, it is a unique highly refined piece of art, a precious gift and an essential part of home decoration in Japan. Fill it with pressed rice ashes and nail Japanese incense sticks in them. Having no bamboo core, they will burn completely without leaving a trace.

About Arita ceramic
The town of Arita, Saga prefecture in Japan, is the cradle of Japanese ceramic. At the beginning of the XVIIth century, a Korean artisan named Ri Sampei settled in the area. Thanks to his mastery of high temperatures ovens and to the proximity of kaolin deposits, Ri Sampei was able to make ceramic with a quality similar to the one of the Chinese, putting an end to a seven centuries monopoly. Arita ceramic was very popular in the XVIIIth century when it got widely exported to Europe, contributing to the prosperity of Saga region.

Technical characteristics

  • Description: Ø 8,5 x H 11 cm. Arita Japanese ceramic with gold leaf. Delivered in a wooden box.
  • Made in: Japan

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