In ancient times, round copper mirrors were considered sacred objects housing divine spirits. The name "kagami mochi" is derived from this shape, and it is dedicated in the new year as a representation of the deity, wishing for a year of good fortune.
This product is a solid and dignified wooden kagami mochi carved from both mochi (rice cake) and mikan (mandarin orange) using hinoki wood. The three-tiered kiri (paulownia) box, which holds the mochi, serves as a storage box after the New Year's festivities, making it reusable each year. The mikan is prayed for the attraction of good fortune at the renowned Horaikojin Shrine in Kumamoto, famous for its lottery-winning blessings, and it comes with a prayer certificate.
The original creation was done by the Buddhist artist Goh Sakai, known for the art unit "Hotokeya Sakai." Goh Sakai has gained popularity for various Buddhist statues, including the "Neko Butsu" series, where he carves Buddhist images in the adorable form of cats, showcasing his unique expression. The artisan's chisel marks add a charming touch, making it a valuable piece of craftsmanship. Please display it with the hope for a year of happiness.
Size: 281(H)×180(W)×180(D)mm 750g
Material: Hinoki / 檜 Paulownia（Storage box and display stand）
Made in China
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