There are shapes that immediately strike a chord in the mind of any Japanese person: the petals of a cherry blossom, Mount Fuji, and onigiri (also known as omusubi), the white rice "balls" (alright, often triangles) that are served with a stripe of seaweed and are available pretty much anywhere in Japan. The Omusubi Rice Ball Stand Light playfully riffs on this idea, offering a table lamp that is very elegant and, at the same time, about as Japanese as it gets. Actually, there are four lamps here, since the Omusubi comes in two shapes with two stand colors each!
Of course, the triangle version is the one that most people recognize as a standard onigiri. The round one, though, has the edge sentimentally, since the oval shape evokes for Japanese people memories of those handmade onigiri their moms would prepare when they were going on a school field trip. Whichever design you choose, the Omusubi Rice Ball Stand Light is beautifully made with natural wood and handmade washi paper.
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