This is a very traditional style of Japanese mirror and is designed so that you can do the back of your hair or neck makeup using one as a'stand mirror' and the other as a'hand mirror'. The mirrors fit together when not in use.
They have never been used however the mirrors have aged from being stored for years in Japan's damp, humid climate and have subtle spots behind the mirror surface. They are still perfectly usable and it does not detract from their vintage character. The larger mirror measures 12.5cm (5) across and the smaller one 12cm (4¾) and they are about 26cm long (10). They are made of metal, lacquered in a lovely gold floral design.
The black-lacquered wooden stand measures about 28X12.5cm (11 X 5). Kyoto's iconic Maiko and Geiko have used similar mirrors for generations. It would look fantastic on your vanity displayed with the Geisha makeup items we sell. Kodai-ji Temple is located north east of Yasaka Hokanji Temple at the foot of Higashiyama Ryozen Mountains in Kyoto. It is officially called Kodaiji-jushozenji Temple.
It is famous for its magnificent masterpieces of Momoyama art embodied in elegant and delicate "Kodai-ji Makie". Makie is a Japanese Lacquer technique of sprinkling gold and /or silver powder on lacquer while it is still wet. This technique was used not only on household items but also on Momoyama period interiors (late 16th century).In Otama-ya, a flight of stairs and a number of small shrines are still beautifully decorated with Momoyama period makie. This makie is known as "Kodai-ji Makie" and nowadays all makie which uses the same technique or has similar design is generally called "Kodai-ji Makie". All items are carefully packed. Display suggestion: The orange Japanese Kyodai vanity is not part of this listing.. _gsrx_vers_811 GS 7.0.9 (811). The item "Rare Vintage 1971 Japanese Shiseido Hanatsubaki'Kodaiji-Fu' Double Mirror III" is in sale since Saturday, February 4, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "hannari-ya" and is located in Kyoto.
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