This set includes 3 small square plats with:
– Carp fish and lotus design
– Shojo design
– Bat and peach design
The first one has a carp fish and lotus design. Carp fish is one of the main Japanese symbols of luck and good fortune. In Japanese, carp is called koi. Koi also means “love”. As a result, carp fish is seen as a romantic symbol. But not only. Being a fish that swims against the river flow, it also represents tenacity, perseverance in adversity, and the ability to achieve one’s goal.
The second one has a Shojo design. It is a mythical creature from Japan folklore. It is a sea spirit who is fond for alcohol. You can only see his back and can use our imagination to guess where he is heading at.
The third one is a bat and peach design. Bats were very popular in Japanese culture and were seen as a symbole of good luck until the 20th century. You could find a lot of items with bat designs: kimono, pottery,… Nowadays, unfortunately, they are less and less popular, and not used as often. As for peaches, there are seen as a symbole of fertility. You might have heard of the story of Momotaro, the boy born from a peach.
The set comes in a beautiful box.
Uragu is a tiny shop, hidden in the back streets of Miyagawacho, one of Kyoto’s geisha districts. There, you can find beautiful products with clean designs carefully thought out by the designer of the store and inspired by Japanese folklore.