This Welcome Fish Soap is produced by Tamanohada, a 120-year-old soap factory located in Tokyo. The shape of this soap is based on the Tai fish, or Red Sea Snapper, which in Japanese culture is associated with good fortune. Tai is part of Medetai, meaning great news or happy event, which makes this soap a great occasional gift or housewarming present. This over-sized lucky welcome soap is about 7 inch long by 4 inch wide and hangs on a rope. It has a wonderful scent of pomegranate or lily. Obviously, this is not your everyday soap, but if you are looking for a really classy housewarming gift for someone well-traveled and discerning, this might be just the perfect thing!!