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Inaho ni Suzume Menuki - M009
This made in Japan Menuki features Ears of rice & sparrow. Rice being the foundation of Japanese alimentation, easy to store for long periods of time and allowing people to sustain themselves, even during the thoughest times, it obviously carry a strong symbolic of being the source and origin of life. Suzume, or sparrow in English symbolizes friendship as a way to counter greed a jealousy. This comes from an ancien tale in which the sparrow is a famous protagonist, named “Shita-kiri Suzume” (The Tongue-cut Sparrow). This tale praises an old man for his kindness and selflessness and compassion, while his mean greedy wife is punished in the end, the sparrows being the instrument of justice distinguishing between the two characters.
- Material: Blackened copper plated alloy with gold gilding
Omote: 13 mm x 38 mm x 5 mm
Ura: 13 mm x 37 mm x 5 mm