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Ranma Carving of Rabbit and Waves

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1186219
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A carved Japanese panel of jumping rabbits over waves. The motif of rabbit and waves originates from a section in a Noh play that describes the island of Chikubushima, which is located in Lake Biwa, and the reflection of the moon on the waters invokes the image that a rabbit is riding on the waves of the lake. The back contains a two character inscription, possibly to mark where to place the carving. Age: Meiji Period. Size: Length 20" Width 1.25" Height 5.5"