Tanuki Kōro, Japanese Granite Incense Burner
Item description - YO07010110
Burning incense is a very common phenomenon in Japan. It is seen as a spiritual act and a sign of respect. Most people use incense burners, Kōro (香炉) in Japanese, for this. These incense burners need to be filled with sand or ash, after which the incense can be put in.
This massive incense burner is shaped like a Tanuki, also known as a Japanese raccoon dog. According to Japanese mythology, Tanuki are able to shapeshift into other creatures or even objects. The particular incense burner is based on this, a Tanuki that shapeshifted into an incense burner.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture
• Material: Gray Granite (灰色御影石)
• Age: Meiji Period
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|YO07010110||27 cm||35 cm||22 cm||Eur 950.00|