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HIRATA MENUKI w/ monkey design w/ NBTHK

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HIRATA MENUKI w/ monkey design w/ NBTHK
Period: Early to Middle Edo There're few Menuki of HIGO School while there're many of Tsuba and Fuchi&Kashira. Especially Hirata Menuki were very few in number, so this is really rare item. Follow us on Twitter!!!/kurikarajapan The motif is Enko-hogetsu, which represents a Buddhist old story. As the monkey tries to catch the moon reflected on the surface of the water, it accidentally falls into the water. = It is folly to desire things of beyond his ability, which has self-criticism in it. Condition is fine. With certificate and Otoshibako (Box).

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