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Updated: 23 May 2024

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Sword Stand Horizontal (Kakedai-25)

$2,871.69

Delivery Time: Approx. 1-1.5 months
*Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

NOT INCLUDED: a display sword in the photo
Signature: NO SIGNED
Material: Wood, lacquer

Width Depth Hight Weight
46.7m (approx.) 17.0cm (approx.) 34.5cm (approx.) 1,080g (approx.)

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

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Description
 This wooden sword stand is suitable for exhibiting a Katana sword. As seen in the example pictures, you could also display a Daisho (Katana & Wakizashi) set. You could enjoy this item as a sword stand or interior decoration in your room. The Makie (蒔絵) technique is used effectively to make an elegant look of this sword stand. It is a typical Japanese lacquer art technique developed uniquely in Japan for about 1,200 years. Firstly, it needs to draw a picture with lacquer on the surface with a thin brush. Next, sprinkle the gold powder from above to show the pattern before the lacquer hardens. This technique makes a gorgeous and elegant look to works.

 A classical Japanese theme, the Tsuru Kame Mon (鶴亀文, crane and turtle pattern), decorates this sword stand. According to a theory, the idea of the Tsuru Kame Mon is an auspicious design that has existed since the Heian period (平安時代, 794-1185). And people have used it as a design since the Edo period. A proverb says these animals have long lives; for example, cranes live one thousand years, and turtles live even ten thousand years. Therefore, this motif is considered a symbol of longevity. Also, in the ancient continent, turtles were considered messengers of Mt. Hourai (蓬莱山), where the immortals lived, and were considered animals that symbolized wisdom and longevity. This tradition was passed on to Japan, and along with the crane, it is regarded as an auspicious animal that represents longevity and is said to bring good luck.

 In addition, a pair of cranes symbolize conjugal love because they get along very well and never change partners throughout their lives. In addition, because of its high-pitched cry that could be heard over long distances, it has been considered a precious and auspicious bird among people, as it is said that a crane is a bird that connects heaven and earth and leads to heaven. This sword stand has such auspicious animal motifs.

 *As this product is an antique, there are small scratches and dents on the wood. Please check each photo and ensure its condition.




*Please note that these replica swords are NOT included in this item.


【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. Time of delivery is estimated as accurately as possible by the carrier but does not take into account any delays beyond our control such as by inclement weather, post office holiday seasons.

 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.

【Antique Japanese item and Export process】
 After receiving the full payment from you, we will apply for its export permit from the Board of Education to legally export the item to other countries. It normally takes around 2 to 4 weeks to receive this permit. And we would like you to expect at least 1.0 – 1.5 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered.

【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.

 

 Would you like see some more antique items for sale? Please check the link below. We hope you can find your favorite item.
https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/shop/product-category/antique/

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