Hokusai, Birds and Flowers soap (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcd59560

    £4.99 Members' price *


    A blossom fragrance soap featuring packaging design based on a print created by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai.

    The design is of a Mirabilis jalapa and a grosbeak. The grosbeak (a large bird) has a distinctive yellow beak.

    A Mirabilis jalapa (also called the four-o’clock flower, or marvel-of-Peru) is a native plant of tropical America. It is thought to have reached Japan via Holland, entering the country through the port of Nagasaki.

    A short verse (hokku) is included within the design by a female poet named Yudai. It says ‘Four-o’clock flowers / thrive on the far side of fences, / behind the peonies’.

    This product is exclusive to the British Museum.


    Product code: cmcd59560
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team
    Exhibition: Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave
    Materials: sodium cocoate (coconut oil), aqua, sodium rapeseedate, sodium olivate (olive oil), pelargonium graveolens, citrus nobilis, jasminum officialel
    Weight: 0.06kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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