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Japan Old Kappa Folk Art Garden Water Deity - hand carved stone


Japan an old Kappa Folk Art garden water deity or river child- protector of children along waters’ edge. Dimensions: 17 inches tall and 10.5 inches wide An unusual seldom seen stone carving suitable for an adventurous, fantastic garden. Hand carved stone. Only one. History: A kappa (lit. river child), also known as kawataro is a folk art character found in traditional Japanese folklore. The name is a combination of the words kawa (river) and wappa, a variant form of warawa (child) Kappa are distinguished as having a small pool of water suspended on top of their head, signifying their life force and habitat.Kappa have been used to warn children of the dangers lurking in rivers and lakes. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. Schneible Fine Arts has been dealing in authentic Japanese antique garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for many years. Mr. Schneible personally travels to Japan each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique ornament to ensure its old age, authenticity, and quality condition. We are members of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) specializing for ten years now in old and authentic Japanese stone garden ornaments.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 17 in. x W 10.5 in. x D 7 in.H 43.18 cm x W 26.67 cm x D 17.78 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
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