Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third shogun of the Tokugawa clan that essentially ruled Japan from 1603 to 1868, is mostly known because he isolated the country from the outside world. A lesser-known fact is that he liked to do ink drawings, which he often gave away to his retainers, and it is one such drawing that has become the inspiration for the Tokugawa Art Museum Rooster Pouch, an item that comes from the collection of the official shop of the Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya, the base of one of the Tokugawa's main branches.
Of course, what makes the Tokugawa Art Museum Rooster Pouch unique is less the artwork of the shogun and more its shape, which is like a cutout of the artwork that features a rooster (apparently Iemitsu liked drawing birds). The pouch measures 15 x 20 cm (5.9 x 7.9"), has a zipper (with a zinc alloy pull tab shaped like a brush), and on its back features the mitsuba aoi, the crest of the Tokugawa clan and one of the most recognizable icons in Japan. Show off your deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture and surprise your friends with this one-of-a-kind bag organizer.
Specs and Features:
- Official Tokugawa Art Museum shop product
- Zipper closure
- Brush-shaped zipper pull tab
- Back and tab with Tokugawa clan crest
- Dimensions: approx. 15 x 20 cm (5.9 x 7.9")
- Materials: polyester, zinc alloy
- Special order: please allow 1-2 months for delivery