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piece of art from tokyo flea martket - 07-27-2017, 02:59 AM

Hi there,

I visited Tokyo in early July and been to the Tokyo flea market. My two kids and husband don't share my passion for flea markets so I was very quick and just on my way out spotted something really interesting under one of the tables. I usually fell in love with things once I see them and that was it. Love at first sight. Unfortunately, the seller did not speak a word of English. He did manage to let me know that the item is not for sale, so dragged by my husband I left the market. Stupidly I didn't try to communicate to find out why it's not for sale, or what exactly it is, etc. And I did not take a picture.

I can't stop thinking about it and I did wonder if any of you will be able to identify and point me into the right direction. Internet search did not reveal anything just yet.

It was a decorative object, wooden, flat, round, possibly to hang on the wall. Diameter of about 40cm. The back was plain and it had a hook attached that did not look original to the item. The front was painted in black shiny lacquer on which a type of mandala was painted on, in number of varied bright colours. Would that mean anything to anyone? Or was it a unique kind of object that I have now lost forever? HELP!
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07-27-2017, 10:45 AM

A drawing or sketch might help, what you were looking at might not even be Japanese. These flea markets around Tokyo (which one was it?) often sell Chinese objects, as well as others from different parts of Asia, and even Africa.
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07-28-2017, 01:48 PM

Is it like this ?



I know this does not include MANDARA. It could be rare one.

Please take picture next time.


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