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Mingei Wooden Carp Fish Yokogi Jizai Okimono

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1191796

Please refer to our stock # 158 when inquiring.

Meiji-Taisho period, Early 20th century

approx. 33cm in length, 7.8cm in width, 10.7cm in height (13in, 3.1in, 4.2in)

Adjustable wood carving lock (Yokogi) of pothook (Jizaikagi) for Japanese traditional hearth (Irori).
Tastefully rough and easy carving as a lovely carp, with the mark of fumigation for actual folk use as its impressive natural expression.