Pair Of Japanese Hokai Containers

SKU:L23025

$633.00 Sale price

Regular price $633.00

Description

Pair of Japanese black lacquer HOKAI containers with gilded incised copper mount.

Hokai (also written as Sokai ) is a container used for the purpose of transporting food during rituals in Japan from the Middle Ages to early modern times. In Ainu language, it's called  "shintoko".

The name ``Hokai'' means the act of offering food to the gods and Buddha. As time passed, these containers were used  to carry food during  various festivals.

Since early modern times, the custom of giving Sekihan and steamed buns in Hokai to celebrate                    a birth or 60th birthday has become established. Hokai were used to represent the status of a family, and gradually became elaborate with techniques such as inserting hoops and applying gold and lacquer maki- e.

 

From Meiji period, 19th century.

 

Dimensions:

40cm diameter 

45cm height 

Click and Collect

At checkout select the ‘Click and Collect’ shipping method. You will be contacted by a Kazari + Ziguzagu team member who will advise when you can collect your items. Items will be ready for collection within 1 business day and must be collected within 5 business days unless otherwise arranged.

Charges apply for storage beyond the initial period. You may also decide to use the Click and Collect service if you have an existing/preferred carrier for interstate and international shipping.

Shipping

We can ship orders worldwide. Kazari + Ziguzagu uses competitive and reliable shipping services including but not limited to Auspost, DHL and local couriers and carriers, as well as art and antique specific interstate and international carriers.

Shipping can be added at checkout for Domestic deliveries (Australia).

Additional insurance may be required as standard insurance may not be sufficient to cover loss or damage of fragile or expensive items.

For deliveries outside Australia, or for custom shipping quotes for this product, please click here. For further information, or discuss shipping your shipping options, please enquire via the contact us page.

Please click here for our full list of delivery options.




Description

Pair of Japanese black lacquer HOKAI containers with gilded incised copper mount.

Hokai (also written as Sokai ) is a container used for the purpose of transporting food during rituals in Japan from the Middle Ages to early modern times. In Ainu language, it's called  "shintoko".

The name ``Hokai'' means the act of offering food to the gods and Buddha. As time passed, these containers were used  to carry food during  various festivals.

Since early modern times, the custom of giving Sekihan and steamed buns in Hokai to celebrate                    a birth or 60th birthday has become established. Hokai were used to represent the status of a family, and gradually became elaborate with techniques such as inserting hoops and applying gold and lacquer maki- e.

 

From Meiji period, 19th century.

 

Dimensions:

40cm diameter 

45cm height 

Click and Collect

At checkout select the ‘Click and Collect’ shipping method. You will be contacted by a Kazari + Ziguzagu team member who will advise when you can collect your items. Items will be ready for collection within 1 business day and must be collected within 5 business days unless otherwise arranged.

Charges apply for storage beyond the initial period. You may also decide to use the Click and Collect service if you have an existing/preferred carrier for interstate and international shipping.

Shipping

We can ship orders worldwide. Kazari + Ziguzagu uses competitive and reliable shipping services including but not limited to Auspost, DHL and local couriers and carriers, as well as art and antique specific interstate and international carriers.

Shipping can be added at checkout for Domestic deliveries (Australia).

Additional insurance may be required as standard insurance may not be sufficient to cover loss or damage of fragile or expensive items.

For deliveries outside Australia, or for custom shipping quotes for this product, please click here. For further information, or discuss shipping your shipping options, please enquire via the contact us page.

Please click here for our full list of delivery options.