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Japanese Garden Pair Him & Her Folk Hero Tanukis Handmade Big Belly Sculptures

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Matching Pair Charming Signed Sculptures Ready to take your Sake Order An older pair of fun loving Him and Her handmade and hand glazed and big bellied Folk art Hero Tanukis- raccoon dog party animals from Japan. Brandishing their sake order forms., these are hand crafted in quality hand painted, thick glazed pottery. Nice bow on her hair. Signed. Dimensions: Each 12 inches tall Quality: Fine quality and he brandishes a sake bottle in one hand and a sheaf of paper pages in the other. The top page is marked with a character KAYOI, which translates as ORDER BOOK, so this tanuki acts as a sake vendor. Notable are his protruding belly with exaggerated genitals. . Now hard to find these large-scale earlier examples. Handmade and hand glazed, thick heavily crafted pottery Good garden candidates History: The Japanese raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus), also known as tanuki in Japanese, is a subspecies of the Asian raccoon dog. As tanuki, this animal has been significant in Japanese folklore since ancient times. The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded. It is also a common theme in Japanese art, especially statuary and can be commonly seen in businesses as cultural symbols. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.  

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 6 in. x D 4.5 in.H 30.48 cm x W 15.24 cm x D 11.43 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289212183223
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