Antique and collectible history / Japanese Mother Of Pearl Rickshaw Set

Japanese Mother Of Pearl Vanity Set

Japanese Ama Divers & The Vanities Which Resulted From Their Work

Set atop the mother of pearl lid is a person pulling a rickshaw. One occupant of the rickshaw is holding a parasol. This scene depicted on the lid is possibly that of a bride and groom. Rickshaws are still used in Shinto weddings. Both the bride and groom are taken by this form of transport to the shrine. Japanese wedding ceremonies are usually attended by a small group of close family members who will walk to the shrine. Traditional Shinto weddings would often take place at a shrine which might be in the home town.

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