Netsuke ('netskei) is a small carving usually made from wood or ivory and originally developed in Japan. This form of small sculpture served as toggle in Japan for over a period of more than three hundred years, for both functional and aesthetic.
A small boxwood netsuke of Fukurokuju and two karako, by Kashun. Early century A karako sits on Fukurokuju’s large cranium holding a rope with a scroll hanging from it while another karako pulls the rope. Signed Kashun in an oval reserve.