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Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Phoenix design Incense Burner (IB-13)


Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
*Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

Title: Houou Kouro

Material: Gold plating on copper

Depth Width Height Weight
5.0cm 15.0cm 19.0cm 630g

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SKU: IB-13 Categories: ,

Title: Imari ware Kouro

 This item is the Kouro (香炉, incense burner). We estimate that the gold plating is applied to the copper made incense burner. The Houou (鳳凰, Fenghuang) is the model of this work. It has an elegant figure with a dignified appearance. Houou is a member of four fantasy animals, which is called the Shirei (四霊) with Kirin (麒麟, Qilin), Kame (亀, turtle), and Ryu (龍, dragon), and it is a god beast looks like a combination of chicken and peacock. There are differences in how they are depicted on the continent and in Japan. In Japan, their appearance is that of a chicken with the head and beak, the neck of a snake, the front of the body as a Qilin, the back as a deer, the back as a turtle, the jaw as a swallow, and the tail is believed to be a fish. In ancient times, the Houou was considered an auspicious sign on the continent. It was believed that the Houou would appear when the brilliant emperor appeared. People appreciate its graceful shape in Japan.

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

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 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】
 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.

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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. 

 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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