MINOGAME TURTLE

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MINOGAME TURTLE

80.00

MINOGAME TURTLE

52CM X 41CM FRAMED ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED

Turtles are frequently depicted in popular culture as easygoing, patient, and wise creatures. Due to their long lifespan, slow movement, sturdiness, and wrinkled appearance, they are an emblem of longevity and stability in many cultures around the world. In Japan the turtle is revered as a symbol of peace.

Japan is a country that has many different traditions and legends of turtles. One of its most famous is the mythological giant turtle known as the Minogame 蓑亀, or 'straw raincoat-turtle' due to the tail resembling a farmer's straw coat). The Minogame is regarded as a very auspicious creature in Japanese culture. The Minogame is said to live at least a thousand years (with some living up to 10,000 years!) and have a long, hairy tail, which is actually seaweed and algae that have grown on its shell due to its ripe old age

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