Unique Japanese design fridge magnet plate 52 mm "Three beauties"
This beautiful Japanese design magnet features Ukiyo-e print of a Three Beauties of the Present Day (当時三美人 Tōji San Bijin) created by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753–1806). Utamaro was one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the Ukiyo-e genre, especially for his portraits of female beauties, or Bijin-ga.The triangular composition depicts the busts of three celebrity beauties of the time: geisha Tomimoto Toyohina, and teahouse waitresses Naniwa Kita and Takashima Hisa. The print is also known under the titles Three Beauties of the Kansei Era (寛政三美人 Kansei San Bijin) and Three Famous Beauties (高名三美人 Kōmei San Bijin). This magnet can be used as an original and functional decoration for your refrigerator or become a nice souvenir for special occasions. Use it to hold refrigerator notes, photos, dress up a school locker or simply make it a room or workspace decoration. Adds stylish fun to any room. Collect them, trade them. Great idea for a gift.
Diameter: 52 mm
Material: Pottery, porcelain and ceramic (some subject is stainless steel, iron, bamboo, wood, plastics, etc.)
Did you know that the first refrigerator magnet patent was obtained by William Zimmerman only in the early 1970s’. Zimmerman patented the idea of small, colored, cartoon magnets to be used for decorative display and convenience. Before that nobody even knew such a thing, and now it can be found in everyone’s home!
Used to post items or simply as decoration, refrigerator magnets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and are popular among collectors – for example Louise J. Greenfarb of Henderson, Nevada, has over 32,000 different refrigerator magnets!
It is estimated that now magnets are used on at least 80% of household refrigerators and most households view their fridge door over 40 times per day.