(´・(oo)・｀) Lovely charm BUTA - Japanese fortune Wild Boar - Earth Pig Piglet Piggy Engimono, white 豚 (´・(oo)・｀)
This adorable little piglet netsuke resembles a benevolent Earth Pig amulet (Buta).
Pig - Chinese New Year zodiac figurine (lucky charm, talisman), usually made of ceramic, It is believed to bring good luck to the owner and also a traditional symbol of protection.
In Japan this Twelfth Zodiac animal was altered from the pig to the Wild Boar.
Boar is also symbolically associated with botan (peony flower) in Japan and traditionally featured in the seventh month picture of Hanafuda card game together with hagi (bush clover).
Size: 3x4 cm
Very popular charm in Japan. Absolutely lovely item - it would make a unique gift.
Please note: Details and colors of the images might be slightly different from the actual product. As it is hand made, small imperfections are common in the work in this quality range.