Japanese Okimono Toad on Sandal – Signed Masanao


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An Okimono may be a small Japanese carving, similar to, but larger than netsuke. Unlike netsuke, which had a specific purpose, Okimono were purely decorative and were displayed in the tokonoma.

This Okimono is a toad sitting on a discarded sandal it is made out of boxwood and is signed Masanao – circa 1850

1.5” x 1” x 1”

In Asia, the toad is considered an auspicious animal and often depicted in Japanese art. It was also believed that the toad has a mysterious power as they repeal from an attacker by their own venom.

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 2 in

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