Japanese netsuke in the form of a Beshimi mask

Japanese netsuke in the form of a Beshimi mask

SKU: F275


Japanese netsuke in the form of an Beshimi mask


Country of origin: Japan


Material: Boxwood (Buxus sp.)


Maker: not signed


Age: 19th century


Condition: Excellent with a lovely patina



  • A netsuke is a toggle used at one end of the cord which is hung over the obi (waistband). The other end of the cord has an inro (a small storage container for medicine, money, etc) and the netsuke serves to stop the cord and the inro from slipping through the obi.
  • Beshimi is one of the fierce gods in Japanese theatre.


Stock no: F275


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