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26-1 Higashifunaoka-cho Murasakino
Kita-ku Kyoto 603-8228 Japan




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Japanese Tapir-shaped Ceramic Pillow
Rare Japanese tapir-shaped white porcelain summery nap pillow.
In China and Japan since ancient times, Baku or tapir is an imaginary animal believed to eat bad dreams.
Date from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Measurements about : 11 5/8" (29.5cm) long, 6 1/8" (15.5cm) wide and 3 1/2" (8.8cm) tall.
Weight about : 1120 grams.
It is in good condition with a small chip on the left ear.
Comes with old wooden box.

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