Shogatsu New Year Pin Cushion


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Kinga shinnen, 謹賀新年, Happy New Year! A rectangular ceramic base cradles a cushion of moss green. The 5 hand-formed pins depict symbols of the new year: Ume plum Bamboo Matu Hane Hagoita One of the most prominent symbols of shogatsu is the kadomatsu. This traditional New Year’s decoration is placed in front of homes to welcome the Shinto deities, known as “kami.” Kadomatsu is typically made with sprigs of pine, bamboo and ume. Kadomatsu is usually displayed in pairs at either side of an entrance, representing the male and female entities. Dimensions: 2-1/8"l x 1-3/4"w x 1-1/4"h Each pin cushion and set of pins comes boxed. HIRO Co., Ltd., is a company with over 85 years of experience in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The company collaborate with Kanazawa-based artisans to create the contemporary and playful products for daily life using with the multiple traditional crafts inherited in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, such as the Kutani porcelain and Yamanaka Lacquerware. Hiro's work with distinct designs adapting traditional craft techniques nourished in Ishikawa Prefecture are very popular in Japan and highly regarded around the world. They are selected in shops associated with museums or art galleries.