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SHOKI THE PLAGUE-QUELLER

SHOKI THE PLAGUE-QUELLER


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1950: Item # 1376591

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Wakayama, Isumi
Chiba 298-0001
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SHOKI THE PLAGUE-QUELLER

Tile statue of 'Shoki' ('Zhong Kui' as traditional Chinese deity said to prevent plagues and ward off evil beings) displayed on the house roof as the talisman seen in the western part of Japan including Kyoto. Early Showa period, 20th century. Made by tile craftsman with same material of its roof tile, as differently unique and pure folk taste of Shoki, if compared to the one by 'Busshi' (specialist sculptor of Buddhist statues). Some chips at hair.

approx. H 21cm (8.26in)


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