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Pale blue satin fukusa (gift cover) with embroidered design of the Treasure Ship (takarabune), with a phoenix depicted at the prow of the ship, a crane flying ahead, and a turtle swimming in the sea, embroidered in gold-wrapped thread, green, pink and black silk backed with red silk crepe with a tassel in each corner, one detached: Japan, late Edo period, 1801 - 1867

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Fukusa, Gift cover, Tassel

Production information

Japan, East Asia


1801 - 1867

Style / Culture

Edo period, Japanese


Satin, Silk crepe, Gold thread, Silk

Physical description

Pale blue satin with embroidered design of the 'Takara-bune', mounted on red silk crepe with a tassel in each corner


Depicted: Takara-bune


Reproduced in Akihiko Takemura, Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers (Iwasaki Bijutsusha, 1991), no. 46

Reproduced in Fukai Akiko 深井晃子, et al., Yoroppa ni nemuru 'kimono' ヨーロッパに眠る「きもの」 (Tokyo Bijutsu, 2017), p. 59

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