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09/11 18:39 EDT

Japanese Wooden Hinged Box - Okame Face – Modern
September 2013 Auction by Far East Asian Art

A fun little wooden ( probably teakwood) trinket box carved in the shape of the face of Okame on the lid – nice details to the facial expression and hair. The box measures 3 ¾” long from the top of her head to the bottom of her chin – it is 3” wide and 4 ¼” deep. Excellent condition. We date it to the about the period of 1960-1980, Showa Period. Okame is also known as Uzume and is a primitive Shinto goddess whose full name is Ame no Uzume no Mikoto, or goddess of mirth...
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