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A boxwood okimono depicting Shoki against oni

A boxwood okimono depicting Shoki against oni

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Origin: Japan

Period: Meiji late 19th century

Dimensions: 30,5 x 17 x 15 cm.

Condition: Very good

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A boxwood okimono with a blonde patina depicting Shoki, the demon hunter, a legendary figure in Japanese mythology often invoked as a protector against the malevolent influences of Oni. Shoki is intricately carved with a thick beard, horn and mother-of-pearl eyes, and wearing traditional attire. In his left hand, he firmly holds one of the oni he has captured. The restrained Oni writhes and desperately tries to break free from Shoki’s grip, but the hunter appears steadfast and unflinching in his victory. The most intriguing part of the okimono is the large knotted staff Shōki carries on his shoulder. The staff holds a sack containing the captured oni. Through the sack’s opening, three Oni can be seen, each in a different position, frantically attempting to escape their imprisonment. Their faces display expressions of panic and despair. This powerful boxwood okimono perfectly captures the energy and movement of the scene, with Shoki triumphing over the malevolent Oni, who are trapped and struggling for their freedom. The blonde patina of the boxwood adds a warm luminosity to the piece, accentuating the details of the expressions and costumes.
A boxwood okimono with a blonde patina depicting Shoki, the demon hunter, a legendary figure in Japanese mythology often invoked as a protector against the malevolent influences of Oni. Shoki is intricately carved with a thick beard, horn and mother-of-pearl eyes, and wearing traditional attire. In his left hand, he firmly holds one of the oni he has captured. The restrained Oni writhes and desperately tries to break free from Shoki’s grip, but the hunter appears steadfast and unflinching in his victory. The most intriguing part of the okimono is the large knotted staff Shōki carries on his shoulder. The staff holds a sack containing the captured oni. Through the sack’s opening, three Oni can be seen, each in a different position, frantically attempting to escape their imprisonment. Their faces display expressions of panic and despair. This powerful boxwood okimono perfectly captures the energy and movement of the scene, with Shoki triumphing over the malevolent Oni, who are trapped and struggling for their freedom. The blonde patina of the boxwood adds a warm luminosity to the piece, accentuating the details of the expressions and costumes.

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