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The Six Immortal Poets (rokkasen), Ariwara no Narihira, Ono no Komachi, Sōjō Henjō, Ōtomo no Kuronushi, Kisen Hōshi, and Fun’ya no Yasuhide are each depicted in a shaped cartouche. Ariwara no Narihira is also depicted in the print EA1971.48.
Artist/makerIssen (active mid - late 19th century)
Date1820 - 1860
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The netsuke is a form of toggle that was used to secure personal items suspended on cords from the kimono sash. These items included purses, medicine cases or tobacco paraphernalia.
Seaman, Joyce, Manjū: Netsuke from the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 63 on pp. 158-160, illus. p. 159