Project Description

Large wood netsuke of oni lamenting the severed arm of the Rashomon demon by Tanaka Juntoku Minkō (1735-1816)

A well used and worn rendering of the subject, the demon’s thumb pushed between the two fingers in a familiar gesture. Although very worn, the horns are inlays of bone

Unsigned.  Circa 1790

Length: 7.8 cm


Dr. Jay Hopkins, Lynchburg VA


Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC, Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan, 2017, no. 98