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Japanese Tiger Figure, Tiger Figurine, Protection Statue, Vintage Figurine, Knick Knack, Japanese Souvenir, Year of The Tiger, Asian Decor

Japanese Tiger Figure, Tiger Figurine, Protection Statue, Vintage Figurine, Knick Knack, Japanese Souvenir, Year of The Tiger, Asian Decor

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: ceramic
  • Favorited by: 32 people

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Description

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A beautiful vintage Japanese Tiger figurine! This Statue is very well made and heavy! Because the tiger was thought to be especially protective of its young, these lucky tiger goods were used to pray for the health and safety of ones children. For the same reason, the expression TORA NO KO (a tiger cub) came to be used to refer to any highly prized possession.

It was also said that the tiger runs 1000 RI (about 4,000 km), and then comes back. That is why the tiger became an important lucky charm for soldiers going off to war. You might also remember that the signal for GO AHEAD before the attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 was TORA,TORA,TORA ( tiger,tiger,tiger) which expresses a special desire to return home safely from the mission.

Tigers are also thought to be effective in keeping away evil and bad energies. At the Kurama Temple in Kyoto, intead of the usual guardian lions, there are guardian tigers!

figure measures 12 cm in height and 17 cm width

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SHIPPING
The item will be shipped within 1-3 business days of receiving payment.

worldwide, registered small package, Japan Post Surface Air Lift (SAL, economy). Delivery time: 10-20 days to most destinations.

If you would prefer to have the parcel registered, please contact me. Additional cost: $4.00

If you require faster delivery, please contact me for airmail (7-10 days) or express delivery rate (3-5 days).
Description

A beautiful vintage Japanese Tiger figurine! This Statue is very well made and heavy! Because the tiger was thought to be especially protective of its young, these lucky tiger goods were used to pray for the health and safety of ones children. For the same reason, the expression TORA NO KO (a tiger cub) came to be used to refer to any highly prized possession.

It was also said that the tiger runs 1000 RI (about 4,000 km), and then comes back. That is why the tiger became an important lucky charm for soldiers going off to war. You might also remember that the signal for GO AHEAD before the attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 was TORA,TORA,TORA ( tiger,tiger,tiger) which expresses a special desire to return home safely from the mission.

Tigers are also thought to be effective in keeping away evil and bad energies. At the Kurama Temple in Kyoto, intead of the usual guardian lions, there are guardian tigers!

figure measures 12 cm in height and 17 cm width

PAYMENT
We accept Paypal only.

Please complete the payment within 3 days.

SHIPPING
The item will be shipped within 1-3 business days of receiving payment.

worldwide, registered small package, Japan Post Surface Air Lift (SAL, economy). Delivery time: 10-20 days to most destinations.

If you would prefer to have the parcel registered, please contact me. Additional cost: $4.00

If you require faster delivery, please contact me for airmail (7-10 days) or express delivery rate (3-5 days).

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