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Hiromitsu-Japan
Taihei 9-4, Kita-ku
Hokkaido, Japan
(81) 9087096490

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$1850

Antique Japanese Kaiawase with Yamato-e Painting
Approximately mid Edo period, 18th century, or earlier, Japanese Kaiawase made of clam shell, inside is painted in Yamato-e, Overall condition is excellent with fine patina.

What is Kaiawase?

A shell-matching game played originally by nobles in the Heian period. A half clam shell was decorated and placed outerside-up. The matching half of the design was painted on other half shells and they were turned over one by one by players competing to match pairs. A poem or miniature painting was added inside each shell in order to facilitate matching, with the first part of a 32-syllable poem written on one half and the latter part written on its mate, while both halves were detailed with an identical motif.

Size: 9cm by 7cm

Stock Number:10994

Shipping cost overseas: $20

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All regular items are carefully packed with packing bubble material into a cardboard box and shipped worldwide via EMS in 2-3 days after confirmation of payment. EMS is the most reliable service from Japan and has insurance, online tracking service. It takes about four to seven days to the U.S. To other countries, it may take more than 10 days depending on your geographic location.

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All our high-quality items are judged by professional experts, and we are highly confident of authenticity and quality. However, if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 3 days and receive a full refund on your order except for shipping charges. For any refund, we need the original receipt or a record of the purchase in our system, and the product must be in its original condition, including the box and packaging. Please notify us immediately if you intend to return a purchase.

About us
Hiromitsu-japan is established by Ryoji Noami in corporation with a long-experienced Japanese antique auctioneer, Mr. M. Toriyabe. Located in central Sapporo, in his showroom, he has been in Japanese antique business over 30 years and served many customers in Japan. We also have built many relationships with prominent collectors and directors of museums through our serious and honest business over the years. In 2003, in order to expand our business from Japan to worldwide, we have opened hiromitsu-japan online store to offer a wide selection of quality Japanese and Ainu works of art on the web for both collectors and dealers in the world.

Our objectives are to offer:
1. The safest and the most reliable online store
2. The widest and highest quality selection of Japanese and Ainu works of Art
3. An opportunity to share our history and culture through arts


All our items are judged with the professional eyes and we make every effort to be as accurate and honest as possible in describing our items. All items are guaranteed to be as represented. If you have any questions or concerns regarding either our items or service, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or call.

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Address: Taihei 9-4, 1-1, Kita-Ku, Sapporo, Japan, 002-8009


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