This is a ,lovely piece made from feathered maple, beecjh and jappanned wood for the base. It also has a central boss made from bubunga. The disc revolves and so can have a different aspect. The figurong reflects light in doifferent ways as it is rotated on the pin.The kanji on the bottom f the upright is 'peace' in japanese. The whole sculpture has been polished with hard wax (carnauicba) to give a resilient, easy maintained gloss finish. A truly lovely piece that would enhance anyone's decor. The disc is 9 1/4" (235mm) diameter and the piece stands a total of 12" (305mm) tall.