This Nogomi figurine represents the sixth of the signs of the zodiac, the snake, considered in oriental culture to be the wisest and most cunning and, since it often sheds its skin, a symbol of growth and spirit of adventure, as well as a lucky charm for money.
Not only is it a splendid figurine, but it is also a terracotta bell, to be shaken to invoke its good wishes. In 1945, at the end of the war, Teruji Suzuta, celebrated textile artist, father of the living national treasure Shigeto Suzuta, began to create Nogomi figurines, referring to the tradition of the Kashima area, in Saga prefecture. He started selling them inside the Yutoku Inari Shrine as an amulet and good luck charm and they have since become a symbol of Saga prefecture. Being handmade, they are all slightly different and some imperfections are possible.
Japanese art in its simplest and most essential form, to enrich your home with a precious detail.
11 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm