Black lacquered incense box (Kogo in Japanese) delicately decorated with gold maki-e lacquered cricket on the lid. The crickets body is filled with mother of pearl (Raden in Japanese). Inside the lid, decorated with a rice crop. Crickets are commonly found in rice fields in Japan. On the side of the box is the name of the maker: the modern Wajima lacquer master Ikawa Keizô. The box also states that it is a Bell cricket (suzumushi) (a specific cricket, korogi is the common name for a cricket).
Kogos are most widely used in Japan for the storage of incense and cosmetics. The burning of incense began during the 6th century with the introduction of Buddhism. Incense is used to purify the air in order to perform sacred religious rites and ceremonies.
The incense box is in very good condition and comes in a small wooden box. It will be carefully packaged and sent by registered post.
Height: 17 mm
Diameter: 70 mm
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- Black lacquered incense box with gold maki-e lacquered cricket
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- 17×70×70 mm