Aokigahara (青木ヶ原), also known as the Sea of Trees (樹海 Jukai), is a forest at the feet of Mount Fuji hardened by lava laid down from the last Mount Fuji eruption. Is a popular destination  cause it provide visitors with a sense of solitude. I created this page to exorcise the dogmas or perhaps the depth that the forest & its trees enclose. We often find ourselves having wooden objects, fetishes, amulets, votive statues. I believe that each one contains something to tell. The forest has a historical reputation as a home to yūrei: ghosts of the dead in Japanese mythology & Aokigahara has become known as a suicide site. This "Sea of ​​silent trees" in winter as in other seasons is a quiet & peaceful pristine forest with a feeling of tranquility that transmits its paradisiacal appearance. This has become sadly known all over the world as the place with the highest number of suicides in the entire globe. Inhabitants living in the areas adjacent to the forest, claim that this cursed place is infested with the spirits of the suicides. Suicides are of the most unthinkable nationality, in a couple of cases also Italian. When I was in Japan I was very surprised that there are also people who help the other Japanese who want it strongly to commit suicide. This activity is strongly fought by organizations and police but it is very difficult as these people contact each other with numbers or encrypted codes and it is very difficult to track them down. The first rule to be followed when visiting the Aokigahara forest is the one that reads: Never abandon the path. With this little gallery i only want to remember to myself to never lose hope & to always find my own way, remembering above all to myself that every object has its own meaning & we must never neglects it. With this section we want to embrace a big part of a "Spirit" or a "Point of view" that with thousand years assumed many different forms, but in each case there has been an attempt to draw from the life experiences, teachings, and so on. I like to think of 360 degrees without dwelling with an individual point of view and I like to think that many forms and practices that have been developed within this planet have also allowed many different types of people to meet their spiritual needs through different methods . I love diversity and I like to think that nature, the forest and the materials from which it derives are the only witnesses of truth and that can hold the true meaning.

唐木細工 Karaki Hand Craft Table  Rosewood (Origin China) Material: shell schrenckii mother-of pearl 

【寺院古寺放出品特別委託】中国美術 中国 清朝時代 唐木紫檀螺鈿青貝細工 細密毛彫り四方盆額 中国美術 優品美品唐

From the Qing Dynasty period 清朝 時 also known as the Manchu dynasty founded by the Manciù clan of Aisin Gioro, in Manchuria, then expanded into China proper and in the surrounding territories of inner Asia, thus constituting the Great Qing Empire. Declared later as Jin Dynasty in 1616, it changed its name in 1636 into "Qing" and conquered Beijing in 1644, unifying China during the next forty years, ruling it until 1912. The name "Jin" is not to be confused with the homonymous dynasty of the period between 936 and 946. 

Previous owner: 会社名 永世舎(山口美術) Eikanjyo (Yamaguchi Art) 代表者 山口宏亮 President Hiroyasu Yamaguchi  Art Internet Auction Division [Eikanjyo] Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県, Hyōgo-ken) prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island.

 

This is a vintage lacqured wooden stand for flower vase. This type of stand is called "KADAI". Natural stump is used as it is, and coated with high quality lacquer.

This was made about 40-50 years ago.

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