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Updated: 3 Oct 2023


Japanese lacquer box-Makie Box (Bunko-02)


Title: Japanese lacquer box-Kiku Makie Bako

Signature: NO SIGNED
Material: wood, lacquer

Size Weight
White wood box 14.5 cm×14.5 cm×10.6 cm 213 g
Lacquer box 12.1 cm×12.1 cm×8.4 cm 161 g

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SKU: Bunko-02 Categories: ,

Title: Japanese lacquer box-Kiku Makie Bako

 *As this item is an antique, please check each photo and ensure its condition.

 This box has a rectangular shape with a rounded corner. This box is a combination of three cases. As it could be separated, it is useful to organize items based on their volumes. This box is covered with a white wooden box.

 This box is designed with good-luck patterns such as chrysanthemum and Hanabishi-Monyou (花菱紋様). A long time ago, the chrysanthemum was used as a medicine for long life in China, and it was brought to Japan with this thought in the Nara period (648-781). This flower symbolizes fall, and people appreciate it very much since ancient times. As its petals form radially, the chrysanthemum was likened to the sun. Some people believed its sacred power. That is why this flower pattern has been treated as the symbol of perpetual youth and longevity or good health. Its gorgeous shape makes a luxurious and elegant look for this work. Hanabishi-Monyou is also a famous design. According to a theory, it was initially introduced to Japan from the continent. It is a continuous pattern that is abstracted petals shaped. In the Heian period (794-1185), this design was widespread, especially among aristocrats. They enjoyed using this pattern for their clothes and furnishings.

 This item is useful to store your belongings. You could also display it to enjoy as a part of the interior decoration in your room.

*Makie……A typical Japanese lacquer art technique developed uniquely in Japan for about 1200 years. Firstly, it needs to draw a picture with lacquer on the surface with a thin brush. Next, sprinkle the gold powder from above to show the pattern before the lacquer hardens. This technique makes a gorgeous and elegant look to works.

There is a crack at the edge of the second box. If you would like to know the detail, please ask us. 

【About us】
 Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.

【Payment method】
 We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card), PayPal, Apple Pay or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. Also, you don’t need to make an account on Stripe for the checkout. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, CHF or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest exchange rate. 

【Shipping duration】
 We normally ship via EMS (Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post. It usually takes at least 5-14 days to deliver the package after you place an order. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can ship your order by EMS. If you prefer other shipping carriers, please contact us.  

 We will inform you of the order’s tracking number via email. Please make sure you fill out your valid email address correctly. 

*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there might be possible delays in delivery. If you like to make sure if EMS shipping is available to your country, please contact us.

【How to make sure the condition】
 Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. We uploaded high resolution photos for you to check its condition thoroughly. If you like to see more photos with different angles, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make informed decision. 

 It is essential for us to know that you are happy with your choice of Bunko and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.

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