Ceramic candle holder with Utagawa Kuniyoshi's (1797 - 1861) painting of cats from in The 53 post stations along the Tokaido road in on all sides. The cats are showing scenes from their every day activities. They represent different words which were like the names of the post stations. For instance Kamaya sounds like Tamaya in like a ball in . So he drew a fat cat. The Tokaido was the principal road which connected the historical capital Edo to the new capital Kyoto. 53 post stations were built along this route where travelers could also stay the night.
This thin, small desktop tealight candle holder has a cavity at top to hold a tea light candle. It would make a lovely housewarming gift or token of appreciation after staying with a friend.