Wooden Netsuke Woman Playing Heike Biwa
A finely detailed and hand carved and signed wooden Japanese Netsuke of a woman play a Heike Biwa. The Biwa is a wooden lute with four frets and is traditionally used in narrative story telling. Wikipedia on Biwa
In very good condition overall.
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The tale of the Heiki is a story of medieval Japanese history between 1131 and 1221. The period culminated in the fall of the Taira clan and the victory of the Minamoto clan. The tale was recited and passed down by blind monks known as biwa hoshi while strumming the biwa.