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Updated: 20 Jul 2024


Japanese Pottery Copper Bottle (Tsubo-06)


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Title: Budou Mon Tsubo

Material: estimated copper


Diameter of the rim Height Weight
4.0cm 18.0cm 1,003g

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SKU: Tsubo-06 Categories: ,

Title: Budou Mon Tsubo

 The design of this vase is a bunch of grapes and vines wrapped around the vase. A grape is called the Budou (葡萄, grape) in Japanese. A theory says the grape pattern represents fertility, good health, and longevity. People treat this motif as an auspicious design.

 In Japanese, there is the word Budou (武道), which means martial arts. Since the name Budou (葡萄) has the same pronunciation as this word, it is considered that grape patterns share some underlying ideas with Bushido (武士道, Japanese chivalry). That is why many Samurai appreciated the grape motif. Especially the combination of grape and squirrel patterns was widespread. The squirrel has been a familiar animal to people since ancient times. According to a theory, this motif was brought to Japan in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The Budou Risu (葡萄栗鼠, a combination of squirrel and grape) pattern became famous and started to be applied to porcelains or sculptures. Since squirrels resemble mice, which are fertile animals, people regarded squirrels as the symbol of the prosperity of descendants. 

 *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.

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【Shipping duration】
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【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. 

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