Project Description

Pale boxwood netsuke of Yojo by Tanaka Juntoku Minkō (1735-18116)

Stabbing his master’s cloak with his sword.  His eyes are inlays of bone with drilled and stained pupils, and the himotoshi are lined with bone rings

Signed: Minko. Tsu, circa 1820

Height: 2.6 cm


French private collection


Fuld lists six of these, including one in the Irving Gould collection (no. 89 in the catalogue), one in the Hermitage Museum and one in the Werdelmann collection