Project Description

Bamboo Warizutsu by Tanaka Juntoku Minkō (1735-1816)

Carved with a dynamic scene of a hero crushing a beast beneath a large weight, the figures inlaid in ivory, the impact of the blow rendered in manga-like incisions in the bamboo.  The himotoshi with inset bone rings

Unsigned. Circa 1880

20.3 cm

The original signature tablet apparently replaced with a blank inlay

Provenance: 

Kyoto Gallery, Brussels, 2009

MR1984

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