An ancient name for Japan was Akitsu-shimu or dragonfly isle. Dragonflies symbolize good luck and were believed to be the spirit of the rice plant. Here they adorn a paper lantern, an integral part of Japanese culture. The 500 year old Feast of Lanterns, or Obon, ends with floating illuminated lanterns down rivers.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, ear wires are hypo-allergenic
Dimensions: Hangs approx. 2.50" (Gift Boxed with Provenance Card)