Paperweights

Crane and Tortoise

Chinese legend has it that crane lives for thousand years, and tortoise lives for ten thousand years. Even now in Asian countries such as China and Japan, crane and tortoise are symbols of longevity and good health, and represent a sign of auspicious events.

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Material Bronze *
Finishing Bronze finish
Diameter 46mm
Weight 45g

* Pure silver version is also available (Diameter: 46mm, Weight: 53g)

Butterflies

The design, featuring many butterflies and two cranes fit neatly, is taken from a Japanese mirror of the Muromachi Period (1392-1573).
While production technique of Japanese mirrors had improved by that time, this paperweight followed the traditional design.

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Material Red-brass
Finishing Bronze finish
Diameter 68mm
Weight 135g

Isle of Eternal Youth

The design is taken from a bronze mirror of Honganji Temple of the early Muromachi Period (1392-1573). According to a Chinese legend, "Isle of Eternal Youth" is a place of immortality in the eastern sea where mountain hermits live.
The design symbolizes auspicious atmosphere of the isle by arranging a pine tree of a thousand years, and cranes and a tortoise playing by the sea.

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Material Bronze *
Finishing Bronze finish
Diameter 68mm
Weight 138g

* Pure silver version is also available (Diameter: 68mm, Weight: 160g)

Pair of Dragons

The design is taken from a bronze mirror stored in the Shosoin Treasure House. It features a twisted pair of dragons, expressing a lively movement, a mountain, and clouds. Also, the outer part depicts clouds and "Ba Gua."

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Material Bronze *
Finishing Bronze finish
Diameter 68mm
Weight 138g

* Pure silver version is also available (Diameter: 68mm, Weight: 160g)

Pair of Mandarin Ducks

The design is taken from an ancient mirror of the Heian Period (794-1192) designated as a national treasure. The inner part depicts auspicious flowers and mandarin ducks, while the outer part depicts butterflies and little birds connected by arabesque pattern.

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Material Bimetal ( Pure silver / Bronze ) *
Finishing Rough finish
Diameter
( Inner part /
Outer part)
40mm / 68mm
Weight 157g ( Pure silver 108g / Bronze 49g )

* Bronze version (Diameter: 68mm, Weight: 138g) and Pure silver version (Diameter: 68mm, Weight: 160g) are also available.

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