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Updated: 13 Jun 2024


Japanese Pottery Flower Vase (Tsubo-03)


DELIVERY TIME: Approx. 5-14 days
*There might be delay in shipment depending on countries.

Title: Utage Zu

Material: soil

Diameter Height Weight
14.0cm 24.0cm 1,367g

You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item.


SKU: Tsubo-03 Categories: ,

Title: Utage Zu

 This item is a white color flower vase. It depicts a pair of men and women enjoying a banquet. Although some images have been simplified, we could see that the woman is playing the Japanese harp, and Sake cups are placed in front of them. A waterside landscape is depicted in the distance, and many birds are depicted on both sides of this vase. Two types of birds are designed here, and based on their appearance, one type is cranes. Due to its pure white feathers and dignified appearance, it was favorably used as a good omen design for various ornaments or furnishings such as Kimonos (着物, traditional Japanese costume) or Obis (帯, belt for Kimono), etcetera. There is a proverb that says cranes and turtles live long lives. It says cranes have even one thousand years lifespan; therefore, cranes and turtles have been considered the symbol of longevity since a long time ago. Also, as cranes make compatible couples, its pattern represents a happy marriage. This vase is mainly colored with vermilion on a white background, and other colors such as blue, green, and gold are effectively used to decorate this vase. There are minor damages, such as fading and cracks, so please see the details in the pictures. 

 *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. 

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


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