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Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Japanese Pottery Bottle


*There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

Material: soil

Diameter of the rim Height Weight
3.5cm 13.0cm 232g

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SKU: Tsubo-11 Categories: ,

 This item is a Japanese pottery bottle. It has a milky white color base, and red and green paints are used for its decoration. There are small cracks and holes in the base here and there. Each pattern is drawn without hesitation using a brush, and we could feel the force of the brush from the way the lines run. While we are unsure what the motifs drawn with the vermilion lines are, depending on how you look at them, it could be seen as an abstract version of a shrimp. In the Samurai’s society, as a shrimp is covered with a hard shell, people thought that a shrimp represented the figure of a brave Samurai who wore armor. It shows the wishes that the fate of a Samurai will last for a long time. A shrimp has been likened to the figure of an older adult because of its long feelers. Also, shrimps actively jump even though they are bowed. That is the reason why the shrimp pattern is treated as a symbol of perpetual youth and longevity. This animal sheds its molt several times to grow up; therefore, some people consider it to be a symbol of success in life.

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

【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. 

 *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 antique item and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.


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