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We have ONE incredible HOTARU (Japanese for lightening bug) on bamboo leaf. A Sashi Netsuke.

The attention to detail within this beautiful Sashi netsuke pendant is wonderful - hand made from Deer Antler. This is a pendant with purpose! Traditionally these were carved to hold the sash of a Kimono firmly closed. This piece is wonderfully whimsical, carved with a little back story and some wonderful detail, subtle and meaningful. If you look closely you can see that the artist has added a little gold leaf to the tip of the bugs tail - no detail is missing.

On the back of this piece, Fumio has carved a well known Japanese song calling to Lightening Bugs......

The songs sings: "Come, Come Lightening Bug Come, here we have a sweeter water".

Fumio has also added his signature in Japanese script.

Netsuke were designed and developed in Japan as a fixture to attach items to the sash of a kimono. They have been developed as highly detailed, hand carved toggles which have both a practical and aesthetic purpose. Kimono traditionally do not have pockets, so netsuke were used to attach things that were needed to the sash - like tobacco pouches, purses etc.

The craftsmanship here is of the highest standard - zoom in and look closely at the minute detail and care that has been taken to create this little masterpiece, and watch the very brief video - well worth a look.

Delivered with DHL Express Courier.

Material: Deer Antler, Gold Leaf Tail

Artist: Fumio Noguchi

Cord: Flax/Olive Green Combo Coloured Cord; Length: Adjustable

Size: 120mm (4.7") long; 20mm (0.8") wide

$1,690.00 NZD
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