Visitors to Japan are often surprised at how low-tech certain aspects of life are: despite its technological advances, Japan still does some things the same way it used to hundreds of years ago and one of these things is repelling mosquitoes. Travel anywhere in Japan and the most common method you'll see for fighting summer's tiny bloodsuckers are green herbal mosquito coils. These are frequently nested inside pig-shaped ceramic holders known as kayari-buta. But have you ever seen one like this Tokyo 2020 Olympics Kayari-buta Ceramic Incense Burner?
Part of the official Olympic Games merchandise lineup and suitable emblazoned with the Tokyo 2020 logo, these kayari-but ceramic burner aren't cheap, mass-produced pottery. No, these incense and mosquito coil holders are made in various towns across Mie Prefecture by master potters of Yokkaichi Banko-yaki ware, a region that has been producing ceramic masterpieces for centuries. Available in two traditional colors (crimson or cherry blossom pink), and two sizes, these cute ceramic pigs are more than just Olympic Games souvenirs: they are embodiments of Japan's folk culture and will add a very Japanese accent to your space even without the mosquito coils!
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