Antique Japanese Carved Netsuke
Caught A Big Namazu
Circa: early 20th
H 1 in.(2.5cm.), W 1.5 in.(3.8cm.), D 1.5 in.(3.8cm.)
Condition: very good.
resting on a large earth quake fish was a popular subject for netsuke carvers.
He is the messenger of the Shinto Deity O Kuni-Nushi-no-Mikoto, and is frequently
depicted with the peach of longevity as in the Chinese Taoist tradition. However,
the only native monkey of Japan is the Macacus Specious, a small animal with yellow
fur and short tail. Monkey is the ninth sign of the Zodiac, representing July,
and the hours between 3pm-5pm. People born in the year of monkey (2004, 1992,
1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932) are consider clever, problem solvers, and possess
strong leadership qualities.
Sold To Private Collection