A karako peers out from a shishi-mai costume. His eyes ar inlaid in glass and inside the shishi-mai mouth is a movable ball in an amber-coloured material. The reddish brown wood is nicely worn and displaying a fine patina. The himotoshi is formed by a large opening under the costume and the exit ringed with green-stained material.
Signed, Miwa with a kao.
Early 19th century
MCI page 571
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