Early 19th Century Edo Karako Teacher Carved Ivory Netsuke Signed Rantei
kiri-Mon - Unsigned (Ojime)
ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju holding a fan in one hand and his staff in the other. Immediately recognizable by his tall, domed forehead, Fukurokuju is a Japanese deity of happiness, prosperity, longevity, and wisdom. Here he is depicted seated with a hairy tailed turtle (minogame) at his feet, also a symbol of longevity which is purported to live 10,000 years.
Tadamori and the Oil Thief, early 19th century Netsuke, Ivory with staining, sumi, inlays
Nuribotoke / 塗仏 (an animated corpse with blackened flesh and dangling eyeballs) from the Hyakkai-Zukan, ca. 1737 by Sawaki Suushi. They are portrayed as similar in appearance to the Buddha but with largely bloated stomachs and occasionally having a catfish's tail. #japan #myth #youkai #world #gods
Antique Japanese Netsuke Kids Feeding Hen
Traditional Japanese Puppet Theatre... Looks like the American president and Congress...so true.