Lucky Charm Kutani Ware Small Plate EggplantRegular price $13.66
This is a small Kutani Yaki plate with an eggplant, which is considered auspicious in Japan.
There are "Ichifuji (one Fuji), Futataka (two hawks), and San-nasubi (three eggplants)" that are said to bring good luck when seen in the first dream. The reason why these three were chosen is because "Tokugawa Ieyasu, the shogun of the Edo period, liked Mt. Fuji, hawk hunting, and the first eggplant," and "the order of high things in the country of Suruga (now Shizuoka Prefecture) in the Edo period. Fuji, Mt. Aitaka, and the price of the first eggplant. In fact, Ieyasu Tokugawa actually ate eggplants for New Year's. In those days, eggplants for New Year's were very expensive and out of the reach of ordinary people.
|Size||2.4inches × 3.6inches x (H) 0.8inches|
|Material||Porcelain (Kutani ware)|
|Origin||Made in Japan, in Ishikawa Prefecture|