Katori-buta

katori buta pig

Katori Buta ( 蚊取り豚 ) are small ceramic pigs that are often brought out in the summer time to help keep mosquito’s away. They hold a small incense, or bug repellent known as ‘katori senko’, which looks like a green coil that burns slowly and emits a smoke that helps keep bugs away.

(images creditted to chichacha)