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Netsuke in the form of Fūjin, the god of wind

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Japan (place of creation)
    probably 1850 - 1877
    Ittan (1820 - 1877) (carver)
    Material and technique
    wood, with carved decoration
    3.7 x 4.1 x 3 cm max. (height x width x depth)
    Material index
    organicvegetal wood
    Technique index
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    No. of items
    Credit line
    Presented, 1976.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Impey, Oliver, Japanese Netsuke in Oxford: From the Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Museum of the History of Science (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1987), no. 36 on p. 28, illus. p. 28



  • netsuke

    The netsuke is a form of toggle that was used to secure personal items suspended on cords from the kimono sash. These items included purses, medicine cases or tobacco paraphernalia.


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