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Updated: 23 May 2024

Japanese Pottery Wine Pot


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Title: Kissyou Zu Wine Pot

Material: soil

Diameter of the rim Height Weight
5.5cm 40.0cm 1,680g

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SKU: Tsubo-09 Categories: ,

Title: Kissyou Zu Wine Pot

 It is said this pot was used as a container for chilling wine. It is a highly decorative item, using gorgeous colors of red, navy blue, green, and gold on a white base. Children have the role of the foot in this pot. Other motifs designed on this pot are auspicious animals and plants.

 For example, you would find a family of cranes. There is a proverb that believes that cranes and turtles live long lives. It says cranes have a lifespan of up to one thousand years. Therefore, cranes and turtles have been considered symbols of longevity for a long time. Also, since cranes make compatible couples, their pattern represents a happy marriage. Due to their pure white feathers and dignified appearance, it was favorably used as a good omen design for various ornaments or furnishings such as the Kimonos (着物, traditional Japanese costume) or Obis (帯, belt for Kimono). Senbazuru (千羽鶴, thousand cranes) is one of Japan’s most popular Origami crafts, which is made of Origami paper. A thousand cranes of paper are joined, and it is mainly used for wishes of recovery.

 Now, please focus on plant designs. You would find Matsu (松, pine tree), Take (竹, bamboo), and Ume (梅, Japanese apricot blossom). We assume these motifs were designed as elements of a Japanese classical theme called the Shouchikubai (松竹梅). It combines these three plants. Several theories about its meaning are as follows: longevity, power of perseverance, vitality, etcetera. Even today, it is widely cherished as a lucky charm in Japan. In this way, this wine pot is decorated such various good-luck motifs.

 *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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