THE OKAZAKI COLLECTION
Backscratcher

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Collection Okasaki Collection
Description It made from all bamboo. There is a small bamboo hand on the top. It called "Mago-no-te" in Japan. Mago means grandchild, te means hand. The origin of Mago-no-te is...when old people feeled itch on their back, they asked to have a scratch on the back for grandchild (because hard to scratch own back). However, if they have a Mago-no-te, they do not have to ask grandchild. They can have a sctatch theirselves. It is a history of Mago-no-te.
Dimensions L-17.7 inches
Category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Object ID 2002.0020
Object Name Backscratcher
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Last modified on: December 12, 2013