Edo Period Netsuke, depicting Nurarihyon. Nurarihyon is a mysterious and powerful yokai encountered all across Japan. Appearances can be deceiving, and nurarihyon is the perfect illustration of that saying. Overall, he is rather benign-looking, his head elongated and gourd-shaped.
His face is wizened and wrinkled, resembling a cross between and old man and a catfish. He wears elegant clothing often a splendid silk kimono or the rich robes of a Buddhist abbot and carries himself in the quiet manner of a sophisticated gentleman.Very unusual subject and extremely tactile. Beautifully carved with minute detail. Measures approx 7.5cm tall. The item "Edo Period Netsuke Elk Antler carved depicting Nurarihyon rare subject beautiful" is in sale since Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Netsuke". The seller is "phils_antiques_attic" and is located in Leicester.This item can be shipped worldwide.