Description Three rats, each eating a red chili pepper, decorate this kozuka. The rats and peppers are made in gold inlay. Rats are associated with the god of good fortune, Daikoku, as a reminder that treasure must be guarded.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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