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Japanese Katori Buta Pig Incense Pop Art Print

from 20.00
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Japanese Katori Buta Pig Incense Pop Art Print

from 20.00

Katori Buta [かとりぶた・蚊取り豚], literally translates as ‘mosquitto-removing pig’, is a small ceramic pig that is brought out in the summer to ward off bugs, mosquitoes particularly. Inside burns a green spiral incense, called katori senkou (‘mosquito-killing incense’). The incense and the piggy burner are a staple in many Japanese homes, and are customarily associated with the summer image in Japan.

Inspired by Japanese pop culture, the top left corner print features ミーンミーン (min min) writing, better known in Japan as ‘the sound of summer’. It is the chirping sound made by the min-min-zemi [みんみんぜみ・ミンミン蝉] cicada species—one of the many species found in the trees in the heart of the summer season in Japan. Their classic almost deafening tune signifies the arrival of summer, without which the summer just isn’t summer in Japan.

This is the perfect must-have print for your summer walls. And be sure to keep this print up in the winter to keep you warm all the while reminding you of the sunny summer days to come.

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Katori Buta [かとりぶた・蚊取り豚], literally translates as ‘mosquitto-removing pig’, is a small ceramic pig that is brought out in the summer to ward off bugs, mosquitoes particularly. Inside burns a green spiral incense, called katori senkou (‘mosquito-killing incense’). The incense and the piggy burner are a staple in many Japanese homes, and are customarily associated with the summer image in Japan.

Inspired by Japanese pop culture, the top left corner print features ミーンミーン (min min) writing, better known in Japan as ‘the sound of summer’. It is the chirping sound made by the min-min-zemi [みんみんぜみ・ミンミン蝉] cicada species—one of the many species found in the trees in the heart of the summer season in Japan. Their classic almost deafening tune signifies the arrival of summer, without which the summer just isn’t summer in Japan.

This is the perfect must-have print for your summer walls. And be sure to keep this print up in the winter to keep you warm all the while reminding you of the sunny summer days to come.

Prints are printed with bleed on a high quality heavyweight 192g/m2 stock Epson Enhanced Matte Paper on an Epson Stylus Pro using 100 year lasting pigment ink technology.

Prints are packaged with care, and shipped in sturdy rigid protective envelope with a cardboard backing inside a clear sleeve for 8×10 prints, or in a kraft cardboard tube for larger size prints.

*Frame is not included. Our prints are offered in the most popular sizes, and work well with IKEA or other local store ready-made frames.