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Japanese Antique Mingei Jizaikagi for Fireplace

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1060283

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a wooden jizaikagi ( hook ) which was hung over "irori". Irori is a sunken flat square fireplace which is placed in the center of a living room in the traditional country house. It is used for heating as well as cooking. This one has cracks and wear from long time use. 19th century. Height:30cm Width:24.5cm Thickness:9.5cm