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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1101242 (stock #NC-17)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) kanji characters "Daiou" (Great) motif; Japan, early 20th C. 2-piece Paddle-type mold to make 5 sweets. L.16.75"(42.5cm) x W.2.375"(6cm) x H.1"(2.5cm.) "Daiou" could be symbolic of any type of "greatness," but was most likely a reference to the country during the Japanese Imperial era. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1101240 (stock #NC-22)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Ninjin (carrot) motif; Japan, early 20th C. Paddle-type mold with handle. L.12.375"(31.5cm) x W.3.25"(8cm) x H.1.25"(3cm.) Name of confectionery "Shirokiya" on side. Condition Note: minor insect damage to back of paddle. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1101237 (stock #NC-19)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Noshi Kombu (kelp wrapper) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.8.5"(21cm) x W.3.625"(9.25cm) x H. .75"(2.25cm.) Condition Note: Only bottom piece of mold. No top cover. The symbol of the kelp wrapper is used for all celebratory occasions. This is the traditional wrapping (now string or ribbon) for offering and gift envelopes. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1101235 (stock #NC-16)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Shiitake Mushroom motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.5.25"(15cm) x W.3"(7.5cm) x H.1"(2.25cm.) Condition Note: Bottom piece only, no cover piece. The wrinkled cap of the mushroom symbolizes old age and long like. It was used for celebratory occasions that called for such symbolism. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1101228 (stock #NC-23)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Warabi (fiddlehead fern) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.5.875"(15cm) x W.3"(7.5cm) x H.1"(2.25cm.) Condition Note: No top cover, bottom piece only. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia. In Europe; countries such as Germany, Holland, and England have a rich history of cake mold production...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1101225 (stock #NC-13)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Sensu (fan) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.9.375"(23.75cm) x W.4.125"(10.5cm) x H.1.75"(4.5cm.) Condition Note: one of the posts connecting the top to bottom pieces is missing. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia. In Europe; countries such as Germany, Holland, and England have a rich history of cake mold production...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1101222 (stock #NC-15)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Kiku (chrysanthemum) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.7"(17.75cm) x W.3.5"(8.7510cm) x H.1.375"(4.5cm.) The chrysanthemum is a symbol of late fall and also used for celebratory occasions. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia. In Europe; countries such as Germany, Holland, and England have a rich history of cake mold production...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1100973 (stock #NC-12)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Kiku (chrysanthemum) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.6.625"(15.75cm) x W.3.5"(8.75cm) x H.1.375"(3.5cm.) The chrysanthemum is a symbol of late fall and was also a popular motif for celebratory occasions. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1100846 (stock #NC-11)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Cherry Leaves motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.8.5"(21cm) x W.5.0"(12.75cm) x H.1.5"(4cm.) As a symbol of spring, the cherry is often depicted in blossoms. But in this case it is the leaves that are featured. There are actually sweets that are wrapped in cherry leaves. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia. In Europe; countries such as Germ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1100845 (stock #NC-14)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Kiku (chrysanthemum) motif; Japan, early 20th C. L.5.875"(15cm) x W.3.0"(7.5cm) x H.1.75"(4.5cm.) The chrysanthemum is a symbol of late fall and was also a popular motif for celebratory occasions. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture around the world. Well-known examples in Asia come from Japan, China, Korea, and Indonesia. In Europe; countries such as Germany, Holland, and England have a rich history of cake mold production....
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1063154 (stock #FI-12)
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This tsumugi (raw, knobby silk, similar to tweed) purse was purchased at the well-known Kyoto antique textile shop Nakamura Chingiriya in 1972. It is unused and still has original box. H.6"(15cm) x W.6.25"(16cm.) Snap closes on one side, with eyelet for a hand, shoulder, or waist strap on the other. Indigo dyed folk materials and an elegant purse design make it suitable for kimono or jeans.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1048027 (stock #NC-10)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold) with a dynamic image of a minogame (mino = "straw rain cape," kame/game = "turtle/tortoise.") Early 20th C., Japan. L.13"(33cm) x W.5"(12.5cm) x H.1.125"(2.75cm,) 1 piece paddle type mold. Some minor insect damage to back of mold (see enlargements 4 & 5.) The tortoise is a symbol of long life in Japan, and in Asia in general. In Japan, the image of a tortoise ("kame") of especially ripe old age shows seaweed growing on its shell, which resembles the farmer's straw r...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1048019 (stock #NC-9)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold) with double Kiku (chrysanthemum) motif, early 20th C., Japan. L.8.75"(22.5cm) x W.4.25"(10.5cm) x H.1.75"(4.5cm.) This mold has two chrysanthemum blossoms, a symbol of beauty and abundance in late fall and winter. On the side, the sweetmaker has written "an iri no natsume" (sweet red bean paste filled jujube) to indicate for which of type of sweet this mold was used. On the back is carved the sweet shop's name, "Bai Getsu" (Plum Moon.) This is the name of a famous s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1048016 (stock #NC-8)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold) with image of Jou (old man from the Noh play "Takasago.") Early 20th C, Japan. L.7.75"(9.5cm) x W.3.375"(8.5cm) x H..75'(2cm). Bottom portion of mold only. The image of Jou, the old man raking leaves and the companion of Uba, is from the ancient Noh play "Takasago." Alone or accompanied by Uba, Jou is a symbol of a long married life and fidelity. Such sweets could have been used for marriages and New Years. This mold lacks the top cover to press the sweet, but the c...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1047854 (stock #NC-7)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Take (bamboo) motif, Japan, early 20th C. L.7.375"(18.5cm) x W.4.375") x H.1.375"(3.5cm.) This mold features a bamboo stalk with two groupings of leaves, and the sweetmaker has written "sa-sa-ba" (bamboo leaves) on the side of the mold. Bamboo's resilient nature makes it a symbol of resilience in hard times and was a traditional symbol used for many celebratory occasions, such as births and weddings. Along with the pine and plum, it is one of the "Three Friends of ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047852 (stock #NC-6)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Japanese Imperial Army Emblem, early 20th C. L.6.375"(16.25cm) x W.3.625"(9.25cm) x H.1.5"(4cm). This unique kashigata features an emblem of the Imperial Japanese Army; the Star over two crossed swords, with a hammer and chain. The overall outline shape is that is a war fan.This item shows how even nationalism came into the designs of Japanese sweets in the Imperial era at the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century. The back is stamped with the sweet...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047568 (stock #NC-5)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Biwa (loquat fruit, Eriobotrya Japonica) motif, Japan, early 20th C. L.8.125"(20.5cm) x W.4.374"(11cm) x H.1.5"(4cm.) The image on this mold shows a bunch of loquat fruit, known as "biwa" in Japanese. Biwa are indegenous to SE China, and the Japanese name may refer to the oblong shape of mature fruit that resembles the shape of the musical instrument, lute (also "biwa" in Japanese.) In olden days, a type of cough medication was made from the syrup of the fruit. The...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1047563 (stock #NC-4)
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Kashigata (wooden sweet mold,) Momiji (Japanese Maple) motif. Japan, early 20th C. L.8.125"(20.5cm) x W.3.0"(7.5cm) x H.1.75"(3.5cm.) This kashigata displays 2 Japanese maple leaves. As seasonality was often a concern in Japanese confectionery tradition, this image would have been a lovely inference to the autumn season. The sweetmaker has marked the side of the mold "mo mi ji" (Japanese Maple) in katakana characters. Sweet molds, “kashigata,” have been a part of confectionary culture ar...