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Japanese Pottery624 of 1261Colourful Miniature  Double-Handle Japanese Pottery Vase- Any Information on it? 19th Century Japanese Enameled Earthenware Brush Pot
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Hawaii
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    This plate or platter is 16 inches across . It is mostly blue and white with some green and orange. There is some writing on the back can any one tell me what the writing says? How old is the plate ? Thank you for any help. Larry

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    Comments

    1. Master Master, 5 years ago
      Amazing piece absolutely love it
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      What a splendid charger!
      It's Japanese - the crane in the foreground is a Manchurian or Red Crowned Crane.
    3. Hawaii, 5 years ago
      Thank you for telling me it is a Japenese charger that part of the mystery is solved can anyone read the writing?
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      take a good upright photo of the writing and erase everything except the writing and google translate it. it doesn't always work, but it often does a good job.
    5. Hawaii, 5 years ago
      Ho2cultcha thank you I will goggle translate the charger if that does not work I will take it to Hilo Hawaii a town near me and ask at a local temple that has a Japenese monk
    6. apostata apostata, 3 months ago
      hahaha it is a takarabuna treasure (see symbol seal ) ship of the seven lucky gods

      In Japanese folklore, the Takarabune (??), or "Treasure Ship", is a mythical ship piloted through the heavens by the Seven Lucky Gods during the first three days of the New Year. A picture of the ship forms an essential part of traditional Japanese New Year celebrations.



      The ship
      During the first three days of the New Year the Seven Lucky Gods are said to pilot through the heavens and into human ports a mythical ship called the Takarabune, or "Treasure Ship". The gods carry with them takaramono (??), or treasure things, including the hat of invisibility (???, kakuregasa), rolls of brocade (??, orimono), the inexhaustible purse (?? kanebukuro), the secret keys to the treasure shed of the gods (? kagi), the scrolls of books of wisdom and life (??? makimono), the magic mallet (?? kozuchi), the lucky raincoat (???, kakuremino), the robe of fairy feathers (??, hagoromo), and the bag of fortune (?? nunobukuro).[1]

      Woodblock prints
      A picture of the ship forms an essential part of traditional Japanese New Year celebrations.[2] According to custom, placing a Takarabune woodblock print beneath a pillow on the night of 2 January may induce a lucky dream – a sign that the year to come will be fortunate. In the event of an unpleasant dream, the print may be disposed of by tossing it into a river.[3]

      The custom of putting a picture under the pillow started around the Muromachi period. It was initially popular among the nobility, and spread to commoners during the later Edo period. Street vendors sold cheap woodblock prints, intended for single use.[3]

      Many Takarabune prints show a crane above and a turtle below, representative of longevity and felicity,[4] as well as a palindromic poem which tells of a long night in a boat.[3] On awaking at dawn, everyone hears the sound of waves and sees smooth sailing ahead.[3]

      this is a late piece contemporain

      cute fun to see

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