Kyugetsu New Year Decorations Mini Kagami Mochi Set

Traditional Japanese Oshogatsu ornament

Most people think that traditional crafts in Japan exist only in Kyoto but the truth is that Tokyo has its fair share of them as well and Kyugetsu in the area of Yanagibashi in the east of the city is one such center for crafts, being around since the early 1800s. Kyugetsu's specialization is dolls, especially in the kimekomi style that involves the use of amazing silk and rayon kimono fabrics. Which is exactly what you get with the Kyugetsu New Year Decorations Mini Kagami Mochi Set, a unique ornament for your holiday season!

The main item of the Kyugetsu New Year Decorations Mini Kagami Mochi Set is a pair of mochi rice cakes topped by a daidai, a bitter citrus fruit, and placed on a black elevated tray called a sanpo, framed by two baskets containing three cut pieces of bamboo, and with a floral screen behind. All these elements are considered auspicious according to Japanese tradition and in the weeks leading to and immediately following New Year's Day, you can find them in most Japanese homes. The difference in this set is that everything has been made of high-quality rayon crepe fabric so you can use them again and again for years to come!

Specs and Features:

  • Made by historical Tokyo doll maker Kyugetsu (est. 1836)
  • Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 17.5 cm (5.9 x 4.7 x 6.9")
  • Material: rayon crepe
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US$ 61