Project Description

Wood Netsuke of a Man Tying a Sack, an Allegory of Forbearance

The side of the sack is inscribed kannin, meaning patience

Unsigned.  Circa 1880

Height: 4.1 cm

Information:

I interpret this as a Japanese equivalent of the First World War marching song ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag’

MR3539

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