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Tame no Uzume, a plump, merry Shinto goddess, was often depicted as Okame, a woman who reveled in her sensuality. This Okame modestly covers her smiling mouth with her kimono sleeve. Netsuke were used as both toggle and counterweight to help suspend hanging purses or boxes from the sash of a man's kimono.
This is a reproduction of an early 20th century original in the Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection at LACMA which includes nearly 900 netsuke. The Pavilion for Japanese Art has a gallery devoted to these miniatures.
- Reproduction hand-painted polymer netsuke
- Approximately 2-3/4 inches high
- Beautifully gift boxed with information on this work
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