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Ivory netsuke of Kadori Myojin and namazu

18th century

5.2 cm

Netsuke representing Kadori Myojin sitting on a namazu while he is trying to keep down the earthquake fish with a huge hyotan, a gourd.
Namazu the giant earthquake fish, causes with every movement earthquakes and can only be kept quite by pressing it down with a hyotan, into which the sword of deity Kadory Myojin has been transformed.

SKU: net1103

 

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