Project Description

Wood Netsuke of Okame Throwing Beans

She clutches two beans in one hand and a box in the other. The beans are intended to drive out demons, as practised as the oni yarai ritual at Setsubun
Scratchy signature Hirotsugu probably added later. Circa 1800-1820

Height: 5.5 cm

The signature may have been added later in imitation of an ivory variant of the subject illustrated in Lazarnick’s Netsuke and Inro Artists …, p. 469. I doubt that they are by the same hands

Item Location: USA

Price: US$650