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An ivory and lacquer netsuke
An ivory and lacquer netsuke

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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An ivory and lacquer netsuke
Edo Period (19th Century)
Of a shojo kneeling and tightly holding the sleeves of its kimono, decorated in iroe hiramakie and red takamakie, eyes inlaid in horn
1.7/8in. (4.7cm.) high

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Shojo are mythical creatures with long red hair, fond of wine to the point of intoxication. Probably originating in the sarugaku dance, Shojo is also the title of a Noh play in which Kofu, the owner of a wine shop, and shojo dance together.
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