Rare Iron & Stone Pounder for Japanese Inoko festival

Circa: 19th centiry
Size: 9 (w)" x 8" (h) x 8" (d)
A rare Japanese stone pounder for an Inoko festival, which is an autumn festival celebrating the young boar. Children would tie strings to the iron rings and in unison lift the heavy stone and pound it to the ground. They would go home to home and pound the floor near the entrance while singing the Inoko song.

The stone is a beautifully carved pellet-like form with the iron band set into a recessed channel carved in the stone so it is flush with the body of the stone. Though fairly small, the sculpture weighs 34 pounds.


Condition: Excellent with expected wear from age and use.

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Price: $4,800.00

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