Tanuki, Japanese raccoon dog, a legendary folklore symbol of good luck, also reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting but also quite gullible and absentminded. A favorite subject in Japanese art, statuary, pictures and folkart. Carved in akita-sugi wood ,has an Artist signature and comes with its own akita -sugi wood stand. He stands with his big belly, sake bottle on the side and his hat tied around his neck. Mid-century.
Tanuki, H : 12".
Base, W : 15"
Collections: Art Objects, Dolls + Toys, FOLK ART, Japanese, Mingei, Sculpture + Garden Objects
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