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Benkei â Mingei bamboo-woven straw cooking device

Benkei – Mingei bamboo-woven straw cooking device

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1960: Item # 1333832

Please refer to our stock # 684 when inquiring.

For making preserved food of skewered fishes by smoke of sunken hearth, as a deep local mingei art piece from Tohoku region. Showa period, 20th century.
"Benkei" of its local common name derived from a legendary figure shot by many arrows in the scene of "Benkei's standing death in the battle" (Benkei - Japanese warrior monk, 1155–1189).
Besides its original usage, enjoy “benkei arrangement", like sort of flower arrangement as recommended. (Its original bamboo sticks are removable.)

approx. Height in hanging condition: 50cm (19.68in)

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