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Neil Holton Japanese Art

Tiger Skin

An early - mid 20th Century wood study of an Oni.

Wearing only tiger skin shorts, seated gripping a rodent beneath its bottom. What on earth this fellow is attempting to do, I really do not know but it may have something to do with the story of Oni Shiro & Daikoku’s rat.

Signed: Masakazu in an ebony reserve. The period and style very reminiscent of the work of Ikkyu.