Fan shaped obidome (obi brooch), inscribed bodai no tameArtist(s)Taniguchi HarukiObject Creation Datecirca 1950-1975Medium & Supportmetal with incised and inlaid decorDimensions
1 7/16 in x 13/16 in x 1/4 in (3.7 cm x 2 cm x 0.7 cm)Credit LineGift of Howard and Patricia YamaguchiSubject matter
Bodai no tame means "in memoriam."
Obidome were very popular in the Taisho and early Showa periods.Physical Description
Metal brooch in the shape of a fan with incised and inlaid decor, including floral designs. "Bodai no tame" is inscribed along with the artist's signature, Taniguchi Haruki, and indecipherable characters.Primary Object Classification Jewelry Primary Object Typepersonal adornmentAdditional Object Classification(s)MetalworkCollection AreaAsianRights
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