Updated at 2022-03-25
The fundo-mon pattern on the cup is a classic pattern often used in lacquerware. Fundo is a measuring system used in ancient Japanese merchants. Therefore, the fundo-mon pattern implies wealth and is one of eight pictograms symbolizing fortune and auspiciousness. It is also frequently used by families with businesses. Kagawa lacquerware rose to fame during the Edo period for its simplistic yet elegant aesthetic. Today, Kagawa remains one of the prominent producers of lacquerware in Japan.
Agreement date: July 18, 2016
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