Japanese Simple Wood Carving "Ittobori" by Ikeda Yushi
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1980: item # 1127980
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19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
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Fine Japanese simple wood carving "Ittobori"(a style of wood carving using a single knife).
Dating from Showa.
Artist name is Ikeda Yushi(1909-2006).
He was born in Hiroshima.
In 1947, he set up his own studio under the roof of Osaka City Museum of fine arts.
He is an uniquely talented person, called "The Phantom of the Opera of Japanese sculpture world".
Putting those episodes aside, without getting any academic education in any art school in his early days and without belonging to any school of artists ever after.
He continued on his course for his entire career.
This carving has very skillful technique and beautiful color.
This shape is "Noh" player.
It has a very realistic figure.
A Noh costume, a fan, Noh mask and from behind of fine workmanship.
Artist name "Yushi"chiseled on the base and signed Tomobako.
It comes with original wooden kiri-box, signed Tomobako.
The condition is very best.
Some slight spots and blur of silver ink due to the age.
Overall condition is great.
Measurements about: 14cm(5.51")Width, 31cm(12.20") Tall.