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BARBAR “Tai” Sea Bream Plate (Small/Medium)

BARBAR “Tai” Sea Bream Plate (Small/Medium)

Regular price $30.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $30.00 USD
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"Engimono 縁起物", is usually translated into English as charms, are auspicious bearers of good luck. Stories from the Asian mainland, oral traditions and superstitions, legends from myth. Their origins are as varied as their shapes, but each has found its place in Japanese culture and custom, a messenger of happiness deeply rooted in the past and present.






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Small: W13×H1.5×D8cm

Medium: W23.5x D13.5x H2cm

The sea bream, or “tai”, has long been considered an auspicious fish in Japan. It is a pun on the word “omede-tai”, which means “joyous” or “deserving of celebration. ” Also known for its ceremonial place in ritual and gift-giving, a whole sea bream, from head to tail, is an integral part of any celebration. Its bright red color, fine shape, rarity, and delicious taste are other reasons for its popularity as a good luck charm.This lucky plate plays off another motif of “kinkato”, a sugar confectionary and gift since the Edo period, which is often shaped as a sea bream. Sugar was considered extremely valuable during Japan’s period of isolation since Nagasaki was the only port through which it could be imported. “Kinkato” was an expensive treat, made by melting and pouring sugar into a wooden mold.

Shipping & Delivery

We ship our products from Vancouver, Canada and we use Canada Post trackable post service / UPS (depending on the destination).

British Columbia:

Standard: $12 or free for purchase over $120 (before tax).

We don't have express shipping option within British Columbia, as it is usually pretty fast to ship within the province.

Other provinces in Canada

Standard: $18;  free for purchase over $180 (before tax).

Express: $18 for purchase over $180; $36 for purchase below $180.

United States:

Standard (4-8 business days): CAD 25; free for purchase over CAD 300 (before tax)

Express (3-4 business days): CAD 25 for purchase over $300; CAD 50 for purchase below $300. 

For other regions in the world, shipping fees are varied and please check at the check-out.

All duties resulted in oversea shipping are the responsibility of the buyer. 

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If your purchased item is small and you feel that the flat-rate shipping fee is too high, please send us an e-mail request (after the purchase) and we will show you the actual shipping cost. If it's below what you paid, we will be happy to refund the extra cost.



We offer local delivery within 4 km of our store for $5 for purchase under $100 (before tax); free delivery within 4 km of our store over purchase of $100 (before tax)


Exchange/ Store Credit
We offer exchange or store credit within 7 days since the product is received. If 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you an exchange or store credit.

To be eligible for an exchange or store credit, your item(s) must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

All sale items are final sale and not eligible for exchange/store credit. We do not offer price adjustments for items that go on sale after the purchase.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned returned, such as gift cards, food, personal care, plants, books and magazines cannot be returned or exchanged. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods.

To complete your request, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: 321 West Cordova Street Vancouver British Columbia CA V6B 1E5.

To exchange your product, you should mail your product to: 321 West Cordova Street Vancouver British Columbia CA V6B 1E5

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. If your order enjoyed free shipping, the cost of the shipping fee we paid will be deducted from your store credit.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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