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Antique Japanese 2 Section Kannon Biraki Tansu


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1338951

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This is a 2 section authentic Japanese antique wedding kimono chest called Kannon Biraki that measures 40.75" high by 37" wide by 16.5" deep. Traditionally this type of tansu was commissioned to be made for the dowry of a girl born into a Japanese family. The Paulownia tree would be planted when she is born and fallen when she is of marrying age to make the piece. When she is married, this tansu would be used to store her formal wedding kimono and kept in the family as part of her legacy. There is a secret compartment behind a small drawer. Each section can be used separately or stacked together as space permits in ones home. It is an eye catching design and one that would work in any home decor.