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Ɏ OSAI: A WOOD OKIMONO OF RAIJIN DISCHARGING A STORM

Ɏ OSAI: A WOOD OKIMONO OF RAIJIN DISCHARGING A STORM By Osai, signed Osai 翁斎 Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) The muscular god of raging thunder seated cross-legged with his infamous drum on his lap, the left hand resting to the flat face of his taiko drum, which is carved with the mitsudomoe crest, while the right hand is held to the side, wrapped around a beater. Raijin is carved with a wide face with an amusing expression, detailed with a haggard beard and a squat nose, as he laments over yet another day at work. The compact okimono is carved out from the base to conceal a hidden compartment with an ivory cloud form lid, secured with pegs. Signed to the underside OSAI. LENGTH 6.6 cm Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and natural imperfections. The pegs partially damaged and with traces of adhesive to the underside. Raijin, also known as Raiden or Kaminari Sama, is the Japanese thunder god. Usually, he is depicted in red color with the face of a demon, two claws on each foot, and carrying a drum or wheel of drums. Trade Certificate: The trade certificate for the sale of this lot within the EU has been granted (permit number 183/23HH). This item contains ivory, rhinoceros horn, tortoise shell, and/or some types of tropical wood and is subject to CITES when exporting outside the EU. It is typically not possible to export such items outside of the EU, including to the UK. Therefore, after this item has the necessary trade certificate, it can only be shipped within the EU or picked up in our gallery in person.

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Ɏ OSAI: A WOOD OKIMONO OF RAIJIN DISCHARGING A STORM

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