Japanese Usu Wood Mortar

c. 1900
$2,880 USD
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H: 24.0" Dia: 23.0"
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This large footed vessel is an early 20th century Japanese mortar known as an "usu," typically used for pounding rice into mochi for New Year's Day celebrations and other special occasions. Displayed without an accompanying pounder (kine), the usu becomes a rustic planter, perfect for planting lush greenery and flowers in an indoor setting.

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