It is a kayariki (a device to repel mosquitoes by fumigation) made in Mie Prefecture's Kuwana region. Casting in Kuwana began in the Edo period, when Tadakatsu Honda, a vassal of Ieyasu Tokugawa, became the feudal lord of Kuwana and started the production of firearms.
Further, Mie Prefecture is an area where Ise dyed pattern paper, which becomes design of kimonos, was cultivated. The design of the kayariki represents a summery topic designed in the same way kimonos are designed.
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J.K. from Australia
This item is usually shipped in 3 business days. If out of stock, we will inform you of the estimated shipping date.
"Fireworks" and "Sunflower" are especially popular. "Basket" and "Chinese Bellflower" have been added.
Size: About 164x164xH43mm
Weight: About 1.7kg Material: Cast Iron
*As the material used is iron, the legs of a kayariki may rust off depending on the environment. In that case, we'd appreciate if users could remove these rusts on a regular basis.
*Mosquito coils are not accompanied by the kayariki.
*There might be cases in which a kayariki is a little wobbly. We kindly ask for your understanding.
Price: 4,000 JPY
Kuwana City in Mie Prefecture is known as the city with 400 years history of casting, and with Mie Prefecture Cast Iron Foundry Cooperative at the center, the brand "Kuwana Imono" was established. "Mosquito-Repelling Vessel (a device that repels mosquitoes by fumigation)" has become a popular product, so much that it runs short every year.