Skip to product information
1 of 4


Japanese lacquered comb KUSHI w Mandarin Duck

Japanese lacquered comb KUSHI w Mandarin Duck

Regular price ¥8,000 JPY
Regular price Sale price ¥8,000 JPY
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

A handmade comb that has been finely crafted with sharpened gold. Red lacquer is applied to the boxwood fabric. A pair of mandarin duck and ivy are Elaborately drawn.


The Mandarin Duck is a species of waterfowl that is native to East Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea. It is a medium-sized bird that is well-known for its striking and colorful appearance, with the male having a bright, iridescent plumage of blue, green, purple, and orange, while the female has a more muted brownish-gray plumage.

The Mandarin Duck is sometimes associated with happiness and good fortune in Japanese culture, as its name "Yuan Yang" (鴛鴦) is a homophone for the phrase "perfect couple" in Japanese. It is also believed that seeing a pair of Mandarin Ducks together is a sign of love and loyalty, and that keeping a pair of these ducks can bring happiness and harmony to a household.

In Japanese mythology, the Mandarin Duck is also associated with romantic love and fidelity. Legend has it that these birds mate for life, and if one partner dies, the other will remain single for the rest of its life, mourning its lost love. For these reasons, the Mandarin Duck has become a popular symbol of love, happiness, and fidelity in Japanese culture.

Our Yamanaka lacquerware Products



Care information

View full details