Giboshi (bridge ornaments) Japan, late Meiji, c.1920Guillermina
This pair of Japanese wood giboshi (bridge ornaments) is made of wood. It is believed that the shape of this finial came from hoju (sacred gems), which were used to decorate roofs. Giboshi are often found on bridges in Japanese gardens, temples ,and Shinto shrines.
This piece is sourced from Guillermina Emy LaFever, who is known for her unique, quirky art and furnishings with an Asian emphasis. She has traveled the world acquiring and merchandising her incredible collection for 35 years.
- Handmade in Japan
- Color: Natural
- 3" x 11.5"
- Wax or oil once a year