Ojime – Karako Climbing
Ojime – Karako Climbing
Ojime – Karako Climbing
Ojime – Karako Climbing
Ojime – Karako Climbing

Ojime – Karako Climbing

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A walrus ivory ojime depicting a karako who, when strung, appears to be climbing the himotoshi cord. I find the work on this little ojime to be incredible: the gentle movement in the korako’s clothes and his jacket decorated with a delicately incised floral pattern. His feet sit atop one another, steading him, and his little hands appear to grip the cord. If this were a 5cm tall netsuke it would be a lovely piece, but when one considers the scale, at only 1.9cm the work is even more impressive.

Unsigned, Tomochika school
19th century

1.9cm tall
0.6cm wide


If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke you can contact me via the details below.

Phone or Whatsapp: +447534 423 803

Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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