Welcome to Samurai Gift, official antique shop of Samurai Museum in Tokyo. Japanese lacquer box - Makie Suzuri Bako Bird Couple (Suzuribako-02). Suzuri Bako is a type of box in which writing implements such as writing brushes, ink sticks, or inkstone are stored.Also, some people used it to put a small knife or calendar. Suzuri Bako is often made from lacquered wood. Makie and Raden are popular ornamental techniques for this item.
Artisans developed various skills to decorate boxes. This box has a rectangular shape with rounded corners. It is covered with a wooden box.
There is a pair of birds who are taking rests under the pine tree. As pine trees keep their green color throughout the years by withstanding severe heat and cold, this plant has been regarded as a sacred plant. And some people believed mountain hermits dwell in pine trees and eat the fruit of pine trees; therefore, people thought pine trees represent longevity.
Peony flowers are blooming on the roadside. Peony represents happiness, wealth, nobleness, and gorgeousness. This flower pattern has been treated as a kind of good-omen motifs that become a rich harvest sign. Peony is called Botan in Japanese.When we write this flowers name in Japanese, its second letter has the meaning: medicine of mountain hermit that would give us eternal youth. Based on the meaning of this letter, the peony pattern symbolizes eternal youth and longevity. A rooster is designed at the back of the lid. Each feather is carefully depicted. As this bird tells the morning, it has been one of the familiar animals for Japanese people for a long time. This Suzuri Bako is useful for storing your items. You can also display it to enjoy as a part of the interior decoration in your room. As this box is decorated with traditional Japanese designs and gorgeous colors, it would make an elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Or, it would be a special gift for someone who enjoys calligraphy. MakieA typical Japanese lacquer art technique developed uniquely in Japan for about 1200 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. Raden It is a kind of decorative technique that is often used for traditional craftworks. It uses the pearl part of seashells and put it into the engraved surface of lacquer or wood. Thanks to its iridescent luster, it gives a luxurious look to works.
As this item is an antique, please check each photo and ensure its condition. 25 cm × 23 cm × 4 cm. Please note that your use of e-bay is governed by the following terms.These Terms are between you and Samurai Museum and govern our respective rights and obligations. Samurai Gift is not responsible for any lost package that is incorrectly addressed due to customer error. If you enter your address incorrectly, you are bound to inform us immediately (within 24 hours of your order). It will normally takes 5-14 days for the item to arrive at your given address after we dispatch it. The item "Japanese lacquer box Makie Suzuri Bako Bird Couple (Suzuribako-02)" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "samuraimuseum888" and is located in Shinjuku. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.