Project Description

Boxwood Netsuke of a Rakan and Oni Wrestling on a Lotus Leaf by Hojitsu

Virtue and malice locked in a struggle for a small area of territory, the rakan identifiable by his shaved head and ear-ring, The stalk of the leaf acts as a cord attachment

Signed. Circa 1850

Width 4.5cm


Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s London, 20th December 1983, lot 8

Dr. Gordon McAndrew