Project Description

Stained Boxwood Netsuke of a Blind Masseur and Client by Jobun

The masseur working on the shoulders of his client, who sits cross-legged, beaming with satisfaction
Signed in kaisho. Edo. Circa 1800
Height: 3.7 cm
For an excellent account of Jobun and his work, see Milton Stratos, The Netsuke Carvings of Jobun, in INSJ, 22/1, pp. 14 -27
Gabor Wilhelm’s review of the Yamato exhibition in Bulletin Association Franco-japonaise, n° 81, pp. 42-43, illustrated
Repeated in INSJ, 23/2, p. 51
Galerie Yamato, Paris, March 2003, no. 19, purchased by the present owner