Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts

Antique Japanese Mythical Bronze Turtle 'Koro' Incense Burner

Antique Japanese Mythical Bronze Turtle 'Koro' Incense Burner


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1489668

Please refer to our stock # pc202 when inquiring.
Kodo Arts
View Seller Profile
Kodo Arts Warehouse
Nevada City, California 95959


Guest Book
 price upon request 
price upon request

Rare bronze mythical turtle koro or incense burner from the early Meiji Period Ca. 1880. In the form of one of Japan's most famous legends is this mythological giant turtle known as the 'Minogame' or straw raincoat turtle due to the tail resembling a farmers straw coat. The Minogame is regarded as a very auspicious creature in Japan representing long life and good fortune. Sitting on its back is a nest of bronze waves holding a Hoju sacred gem koro or incense burner. 43cm long x 25cm wide x 25cm tall. Ask for shipping quote.