Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021


White Elephant, Whale and The Twelve Animals of the Zodiac

White Elephant: 1.18 W x 3.54 H, Whale: 1.18 W x 3.54 H, Zodiac animal: 4.72 W x 0.39 H in


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“For Good Luck and Success in Business”

Here a white elephant and a whale, respectively the largest land and sea animals on earth, are surrounded by the twelve animals of the Asian zodiac to bring good luck and health. White elephants were considered sacred and through the years a number of anecdotes had been told about Buddha and the white elephants. In the Edo period, it was considered to be good luck even just to get a glimpse of rare animals.     

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