Rakugo Performer by Minyo (19086)

Edo Period (1600-1868) boxwood Japanese netsuke of a rakugo performer. A rakugo performer is a single comedian in the Japanese tradition of comedy that is 400 years old. Sitting in a kimono, the performer tells stories and jokes. In this netsuke the performer is shown with a small table in front of him with an open book. He is shown with his mouth open in the act of performing his monologue.  He has a fan in his right hand that he uses to make slaps and noises to accentuate and dramatize his words. The netsuke is made of wood and carved in what seems to be a relaxed and spontaneous style.

$1,800.00

Additional information

Artist

Condition

Excellent

Age

Edo Period (1600-1868)

Media

Boxwood

Picture Size

Size: 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/8"

Origin

SKU 19086 Category

1 in stock

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