Choujyuugiga（Bird and beast caricature） Kutani Ware Small Plate WrestlingRegular price $12.20
This small Kutani ware dish depicts a group of characters wrestling in the style of Birds, Beasts, and Caricatures.
Birds, beasts, and caricatures are picture scrolls depicting anthropomorphic animals such as monkeys, rabbits, and frogs, and are said to be the oldest cartoons in Japan. It is said to have been drawn by Toba Sōjō Kakuyū (鳥羽僧正 覚猷) between the end of the Heian Period and the beginning of the Kamakura Period, but this is not certain. The paintings are still carefully preserved at Kozanji Temple in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto.
The comical scenes depicted by the vividly drawn animals are very popular even today.
|3.5inches × 3.5inches x (H) 0.8inches
|Porcelain (Kutani ware)
|Made in Japan, in Ishikawa Prefecture