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Gosan no Kiri Sanso Menuki - M061
This made in Japan Menuki features three leafs of paulownia tree (famous crest). Similar to the governement seal of Japan, this Menuki refers to paulownia based Kamon (crest) designs. The most common one is the 5-3 Paulownia (五三桐 go-san kiri), consisting of three leaves and an inflorescence of 3-5-3 flowers. The Paulownia seal originally was the private symbol of the Japanese Imperial Family, from as early as the twelfth century. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, later adopted the Paulownia seal for use as the crest of his clan. In Japanese folklore, it is believed that when the tree was planted close to the house, a Phoenix (Houou) would come and bring them good luck. The royal Paulownia is considered a tree of good luck, and life.
- Material: Blackened copper plated alloy
Omote: 15.5 mm x 33.5 mm x 2.5 mm
Ura: 15.5 mm x 33.5 mm x 2.5 mm