Moe Watanabe Rice Straw Decorations
Beautiful handcrafted rice straw decorations inspired by Japanese traditional crafts by a young Japanese crafter/artist Moe Watanabe. Both crane (tsuru) and kame (turtle) are symbols of longevity, because in the Japanese tradition the crane is said to live 1000 years, while the turtle is considered to have a lifespan of ten thousand years so they are good luck charms in Japan.
These decorations can be hung on the door or a wall as each piece has a loop easy for hanging, or place them anywhere as decorations at a special spot in your home.
Moe while living in the country where she went to university she was introduced to many older people who were making everyday handcrafts using natural materials sourced locally and using traditional techniques and that inspired her to start going into the mountains to find materials to make crafts, mostly akebia vines and walnut tree barks.
Due to the nature of natural material used and being handmade, please expect slight variation in size and tone.
These are very delicate items so they need to be handled with care. Some rice may fall apart as you move them.
Measurements: [Turtle] Approx. 7.5cm x 23cm [Crane] Approx. 16 x 29cm
Materials: Rice Straw
Handcrafted in Japan