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Japanese Vintage Folk Craft Mingei Hechima Seed Container

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1980: Item # 1410937

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Rare item. A container for seeds, which is made of huge hechima, a kind of melon (scientific name: Luffa cylindria Roem). It is hollowed inside and painted with kakishibu (persimmon juice) outside. According to the writing, asa (hemp or ramie) seeds were put in. It is from Tohoku district. 20th century. In good condition. L:85cm Diameter:15cm