Netsuke in the form of Raiden, the god of thunderOn display
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Netsuke in the form of Raiden, the god of thunder
Artist/makerKanō Tomokazu (c. 1770 - 1840) (carver)
Date1800 - 1830
Material and technique
wood, with carved decoration
Dimensions3.5 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
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Glossary of terms
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.
Impey, Oliver, Japanese Netsuke in Oxford: From the Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Museum of the History of Science (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1987), no. 35 on p. 28, illus. p. 28