Ivory netsuke - Tanuki lying on his harm

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Ivory netsuke representing a tanuki laughing, lying on its arm.

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Ivory netsuke representing a tanuki laughing, lying on its arm.

The tanuki is a species of raccoon with supernatural forces and magical powers. It is always on the lookout for a bad shot. He is often depicted wearing a pilgrim or a lotus leaf with a flower as a hat, holding a bottle of sake.

Period

End of Edo

Signature

Ranichi

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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