Manjū netsuke depicting Kintarō wrestling with a snake

The nobleman Yasumasa is unaware that the villainous Hakadamare has crept up behind him to rob him. Hakadamare was overcome by the beauty of the flute music in the moonlight and desisted from the deed. Yasumasa rewarded him handsomely. This scene is also depicted in the print EA1971.220.


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Further reading

Seaman, Joyce, Manjū: Netsuke from the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 79 on p. 194, illus. p. 13 fig. 21 & p. 195

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