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Akikusa & Suzumushi Menuki - M036
This made in Japan Menuki features autumn flowers & bell cricket Akikusa precisely refers to seven plants, "Aki no nanakusa", buchclover, miscanthus, bellflower, arrowroot, maidenflower, wild carnations and boneset. The seven grasses are symbols of the fall season, associated with desolation and loneliness, and expressions of "aware", the transitory nature of life. They were combined with dragonflies, the moon, or deer - all melancholy symbols associated with autumn season. Suzumushi, or bell cricket in English is a very popular insect in Japan. It started with the interest of the nobles and imperial court as early as the Heian period during which nobles were capturing bell crickets and compare their catch. An activity consisting in listening to the sound produced by the cricket also became increasingly popupar during this period.
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Blackened copper plated brass with gold & silver gilding
Omote: 13 mm x 38 mm x 5 mm
Ura: 13 mm x 37 mm x 5 mm
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