信長の愛した逸品が再び。180周年記念「銀香炉 三足の蛙」

2018.01.04  香の器

(English follows Japanese)

清課堂、創業180年を記念して送り出す特別限定品「銀香炉 三足の蛙」。
Seikado, 180-anniversary limited edition “Three-legged Frog Silver Incense Burner ”

ご覧になって「もしや」とお気づきになられた方も、いらっしゃるでしょうか。こちらは私どもが175周年を迎えた2013年、数量限定でお作りした「銅香炉 三足の蛙」の復刻品でございます。
You might notice something at a glance. We reproduce “Three-legged Frog Silver Incense Burner” which was produced in limited number to celebrate 175 anniversary in 2013.

 


歴史に名高い「本能寺の変」が起こる前夜、突然鳴き始めて織田信長に異変を知らせたという不思議な伝説を持つ唐銅香炉「三足の蛙」。
信長が愛した香炉を忠実に再現すべく本能寺の宝物館に通いつめ、精緻な模様や風合いをそっくり写し取った作品は、5年前の発表当時に大きな話題を呼びました。

いささか高価なものだったにも関わらず、限定数を瞬く間にお求めいただき、製作終了後も熱心な歴史ファンや工芸・骨董愛好家を自任する方々からお問い合わせが殺到。予想を超える反響に驚くと同時に、貴重な文化財を復元することの意義を改めて認識したものです。節目となる大切な年に、「思い入れのあるお品を5年前とは違うかたちで」という話が持ち上がったのは、自然な流れでした。

Todo(Bronze) incense burner thurible “Three-legged Frog” has a magical and legendary story; Before historical “Honnoji Incident” happened in Japan, the frog with three legs suddenly had croaked to tell a something unusual to “Oda Nobunaga” who was one of the most famous warriors in Japan.  We were commuting to “Honnouji Houmotsukan” again and again to reproduce the incense burner thurible which Nobunaga used to love. As a result, our Replica collects the limelight five years ago when we announced that to the public because it even copies subtle patterns and the touch.

Even it was expensive; the limited versions were sold in a moment. After the end of that period, a lot of enthusiastic history lovers and virtuosos contacted us about them. We were surprised at the sensation, and at the same time, we re-recognize the significance to reproduce intangible cultural asset. It was quite reasonable to come up the idea “We have to reproduce this important product again in a different way” in our 180 anniversary.

 

 

本能寺が現在あるのは、私どもが店を構える寺町二条から目と鼻の先。
創業時より育んでくれた地域であり、なじみ深い寺院とのつながりをさらに深め、感謝を表現するという意味でも、これ以上相応しい作品はありません。

また、本能寺所蔵「三足の蛙」は、戦国時代よりはるか昔に唐より伝来したもので、長寿と吉兆をもたらす中国の幻獣、蟾蜍(せんじょう)がモチーフとなっています。三本足なのは、前と左右にある財をかき集め、くわえこむからなのだとか。

Now, Honnouji Temple is located near Teramachi Nijō where our store stands.
Here is the region where we grow up. It is the perfect artwork for us to connect the relationship to the familiar temple and appreciate it.

“Three-legged Frog,” which is the property of Honnouji Temple, came from the Tang dynasty(ancient China), long time before the age of civil war in Japan(Sengoku-jidai). The motif is a toad(Senjyo) which is mythical Chinese animal and brings a long life and a lucky omen. People say that It has three legs because it can scrape money up in front and left and right, and then hold tight in the mouth.

 

 

来るべき200周年、さらにその先を見据える清課堂にとっても、お手元で香炉をお使いいただくお客様にとっても、縁起の良い幸運の象徴となってくれるでしょう。

復刻版では、見る者の笑みを誘う愛らしい姿はそのまま、素材を銅から銀へ。金属の中でもっとも美しいと讃えられる輝きは、柔らかな白い色味を帯び、白銀という呼び名の由来にもなっています。磨くほどに増す、透き通るような光沢は、銀製ならではの魅力。銅製とはまったく異なる新しい味わいです。

限定18体の注文製作のため、蟾蜍が良き縁と共にお客様の元にたどり着くまで、2ヶ月ほどいただいております。のんびり者の蛙ですが、どうぞご容赦くださいませ。

銀 香炉 三足の蛙  

価格:500,000円(税抜・excluding tax)
サイズ:約 10cm×8cm×9cm
限定数:18体
納期:ご入金確認後、およそ2ヶ月後のお渡しとなります。

Seikado will watch through up-coming 200 anniversary. It would be a symbol of the luck for us and our customer who use it.

The reproduction keeps induce your smile with the cute posture and changed material from copper to silver. It is often praised that silver is the most beautiful metal because it is tinged with a tender white. Because of that feature, Japanese people sometimes say it as Hakugin(silvery white). The clear gloss gains with polishing and it is the charm of silver goods. With the new touch, it is entirely different from copper one.

We only make 18 bodies by a made-to-order. It takes two months to deliver it to bring you a good fortune. It is an easygoing frog and thank you for your understandings.

Silver Incense burner thurible Three-legged Frog: 500,000yen (excluding tax)
Size: Approximate 10cm×8cm×9cm
Stocks: 18
※ After we have your request, It takes around two months for delivery.

 

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“Three-legged Frog Incense Burner”

In the middle of Kyoto City, there is a temple called Honno-ji which is near Seikado.
The ‘three-legged frog incense burner’ is treasured at Honno-ji Temple and has remained as a symbol of a mysterious tale.
During the period of civil war in Japan, the commander Oda Nobunaga was staying at Honno-ji,
when his samurai general called Akechi Mitsuhide forced him to commit suicide.
During the previous night, the three-legged frog incense burner at the temple suddenly began to croak to let Nobunaga know that his life was in great danger.

The incense burner originally came from China a long time before the samurai period and was handed down to Honno-ji Temple.
The frog is known as “Senjyo”, which is a Chinese mythical creature.

The presence of this mythical creature is believed to bring longevity and happiness in China.