A set of four bowls embellished with a traditional Japanese design of cranes.
For the Japanese, the crane (or tsuru) is considered a national treasure, appearing in art, literature, and folklore. The Japanese regard the crane as a symbol of good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. It also represents fidelity, as Japanese cranes are known to mate for life.
Made in Japan, the set is especially available to complement the exhibition, Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art.