Manjū netsuke depicting Yojō stabbing Zhao Wuxu's cloak

Yojō stabbing at the cloak of his master’s killer, having failed to kill the murderer himself.


  • Title

    Manjū netsuke depicting Yojō stabbing Zhao Wuxu's cloak

  • Artist/maker

    probably Ichiyūsai Naomitsu (active mid - late 19th century)
  • Associated people

    Yu Rang (active Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC)) (subject)
  • Associated place

    Japan (place of creation)
  • Date

    mid-19th century
  • Material and technique

    ivory, probably lathe-turned, with carved decoration, and stained with red pigment

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  • Dimensions

    1.8 cm (height)
    4 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Dr Monica Barnett, 2001.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Seaman, Joyce, Manjū: Netsuke from the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 5 on pp. 32-33, illus. p. 33

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