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Japanese Unique Antique Hand Carved Usu Rice Harvest Vessel Table, 19th Century

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From Our Recent Japanese Acquisition Travels A fine Japanese large scale antique hand carved cedar wood "Usu" Rice Harvest Vessel repurposed into a handsome unique round accent or coffee table with beautiful details and patina. This beautiful Mochi-tsuki rice mortar was carved from a single giant wood stump of hard Japanese ceder tree. Utilized during temple festivals during rice harvest. Immediately usable we will upon request, also include complimenary thick round plexiglas top as shown in photo. Beautiful old patina with carpenter ax marks visible on bottom sides, An overall convenient size carved over 100 years ago and well suited for todays interior decor as a decorative and unusual conversational display table. Dimensions: Height 21 inches and top diameter 27 inches diameter and base 25 inches diameter Provenance: This is a one-of-a-kind table coming from an old Northern Japan collection Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. About Usu An usu is a large Japanese vessel together with a pestle called kine, is used to pound rice or millet. The usu is usually about one meter high and is usually made of cedar wood or sometimes stone. The kine is a long wooden mallet with a length exceeding one meter. The usu is usually operated by two people at the same time. One person swings the kine to pound the rice in a similar motion to chopping wood. It is physically demanding work and is usually done by men who often chant to keep time. Between each swing, another person puts his hand in the bowl to turn the rice.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 21 in. x Dm 27 in.H 53.34 cm x Dm 68.58 cm
  • Diameter
    27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289216331262
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