Rice bag (komebukuro) for a donation or gift of rice
Silk, cotton lining, paper reinforcement
Appliqued, hand painted

Daikoku is often depicted with a bag or bale of rice, making him a logical decorative choice for a rice bag. His name doesn’t appear, but several clues give him away, including his distinctive hat, the sack alluded to by the shaded folds of light material on his shoulder, the large earlobe, and the child he carries good naturedly on his back. This carefully executed design is at the base of the bag.

Below is the side of the bag, decorated with large flowering peonies, and a rim of bright red chirimen silk.

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