Shoki is the Japanese styling of the Chinese spirit Chung Kui who protects households from malevolent demons. In this example the gifted carver shows Shoki studying closely, an off stage, mischievous oni whilst carefully hiding his Chinese sword close to his body.
Approximately 4.8cm high...
Signed on the base.
Approximately 4.1cm high. Fine condition.
Please study the photographs.
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