Japanese Mochitsuki Wood Mortar Pestle Set Vtg Brown Small Usu Kine Mochi JK588
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Vtg Japanese Wooden Mochitsuki Mortar And Pestle
This is a Japanese vintage mochitsuki mortar (usu) and pestle (kine) set. This mortar and pestle set is made from wood. It is brown and has a small size, making it perfect to use as a decoration. Two handles are carved onto the wood of the mortar to facilitate transport. The Japanese character for good fortune (福 fuku) is painted on the front of the mortar.
Mochitsuki is the Japanese New Year's tradition of pounding rice to make mochi (rice cakes). It is a family and community event, often shown at events related to Japanese culture.
Characters: 福 fuku good fortune
Item weight: 3000 grams
Packed weight: 3800 grams
Mortar: 20.7 cm wide x 17.2 cm tall (mouth opening 12 cm)
Pestle: 21.5 cm long x 26.1 cm tall x 3.2 cm wide
Good condition considering age. Scratches and marks. Cracks in the wood (mortar). Wear and tear due to use. Please see the photos.
We acquired this item from the famous Osu Antique Market in Nagoya, Japan.
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About Us: We are Dan and Maiko. Since moving to Japan in 2001, we have gained a vast knowledge of Japanese antiques and vintage items and we are happy to bring you many beautiful items from Japan. If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with us.