This object is one of a collection of Japanese domestic utensils, agricultural implements and tools were acquired by the Museum in 1892.
Many of the tools in this collection are pre-Meiji era (1868-1912). When Japan reopened its doors to the outside world in the middle of the 19th century, it was stagnating under a feudal system, which had divided society into four distinct castes: warriors, farmers, artisans and tradesman. At this time, Japan was an agrarian state. Approximately 80% of the po...
Scissors, steel, maker unknown, Japan, 1875-1892
Steel scissors which are riveted together. The handles a curved in an aesthetic and ergonomic design.