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Phantom glass - Noppera-bō (with box)

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Scary phantoms' stories come to life in this limited edition serie of glasses, each one synthesizing a famous Japanese Yokai tale. Skillfully made by glassmakers' masters in Tokyo. This glass depicts the story of Noppera-bō (or faceless ghost: a harmless Yokai, who loves to scare humans) and the Koi Pond: this tale recounts of a lazy fisherman who decided to fish in the imperial koi ponds near the Heian-kyō palace. Despite being warned by his wife about the pond being sacred and near a graveyard, the fisherman went anyway. On his way to the pond, he is warned by another fisherman not to go there, but he again ignores the warning. Once at the spot, he is met by a beautiful young woman who pleads with him not to fish in the pond. He ignores her and, to his horror, she wipes off her face. Rushing home to hide, he is confronted by what seems to be his wife, who chastises him for his wickedness before wiping off her facial features as well. Hand-blown glass, wood. A special glass, masterfully made: a must for everyone in love with Japanese culture. 9 cm x 9 cm x 7 cm

Every Japanese design gem you always wanted to find*
(*but were afraid to ask)