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Japanese Lacquer Bamboo Mushi Kago Insect Cage


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1970: Item # 1336682

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This is a Japanese rare bamboo insect cage (mushikago) with a black lacquered bottom, used for fireflies (hotarugari, catching fireflies, was once a summer pastime) or other small animals. It has a stamp on the bottom, comes in an original wooden box and is in excellent condition. The cage measures 8" tall, 7" wide, 5" deep.