This is a contemporary, excellently carved carved polychrome netsuke depicting a standing Jurojin, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, who is known as the god of longevity. He holds a staff with a sutra hanging from it on his right hand, and a fan on his left hand. Intricate detail and colors characterize this wonderful miniature sculpture carved by Akihiro Zusuki, a netsuke artist currently living in Hokkaido, Japan. He is known for making extremely original designs using classical elements, such as this unique version of the Seven Gods of Fortune. Signed Akihiro on an oval reserve in the back of the netsuke. It measures 1.05 inches (2.7cm) wide, and 2.05 inches (5.24cm) tall. Netsuke is in outstanding condition, as may be seen in the posted photos.