Kanban, shopsign for Sake brewery

Price:  850,00

Very large, impressive wooden kanban 看板 (shop sign) advertising a prized sake. In the centre in black letters the name of the sake brewery covering a golden emblem: ‘Kamotsuru’ 賀茂鶴 flanked by a pair of flying cranes – the last character of their name means crane 鶴 (tsuru).
Carved from heavy Keyaki wood (Zelkova – Japanese oak) with polychromy and gilding.

The sides mention the sake brewery again, and on the left a store licensed to sell said sake.

This sake brewery is from Saijo, Hiroshima Prefecture. Kamotsuru’s predecessor, the Kojimaya Kimura family, was founded in 1623 (Genna 9), and in 1873 (Meiji 6), Wahei Kimura named the sake Kamotsuru. In 1918, Shizuhiko Kimura established the Kamotsuru Brewery Co. The last picture shows an old advertisement with the same logo.

Period: Japan – Early Shôwa period (1920s-30s).

Height 73 cm, Length 136 cm, Depth 3.8 (+ 4) cm.
Weight 22.1 kg.

In a very good original condition some minimal traces of wear along the rims conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : C2676


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