Antique Sugawara Shrines Inro
A very finely worked Antique Japanese Inro featuring Sugawara Shrines. Circa 1750 to 1810 and featuring landscapes of important Tenman-gu shrine sites for devotees of Michizane Sugawara. Beautifully detailed and featuring four cases with Taka-maki-e gold and Nashiji flakes on the inside of each case.
Sugawara no Michizane August 1, 845 to March 26, 903), also known as Kan Shōjō as well as Kanke was a scholar, poet and politician of the Heian Period of Japan. Sugawara is regarded as an excellent poet, particularly in Kanshi poetry and is also revered in Shinto as the god of learning,
Fitted with what looks like the original silk cord from the period. Featuring a delicately decorated Ojime (iron or bronze) and a rare hand carved and urushi lacquered wooden Netsuke. The Netsuke depicts Shojo a sea spirit often holding chrysanthemums in his right hand. Shojo is also popular in Kyogen as well as Noh theatre performances.
Shojo is also a popular character in Kyogen and Noh theatre performances holding Chrysanthemums in his right hand.
A very beautiful and rare Inro and Netsuke in excellent condition (please see images).
The Inro ships in a wooden kiri wood box. Shipping is via Australia Post and includes tracking as well as signature on delivery and insurance.
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