#18 Drum and Stage Satsuma

A da-daiko drum, used for Bugaku dance performances with Gagaku (Japanese court music), is shown on a decorated platform (stage) on this old Satsuma ceramic as a blooming cherry tree fills the air with snow petals. See similar examples in Satsuma Buttons and Buckles by Nishida and Allen, p. 263. Est. selling price is $100-200.