Valuable and very rare subject, finely sculpted with the Daimyo Ieyasu Tokugawa 1543-1611 (founder of the Tokugawa shogunate) in the act of throwing the beans against an oni with mother of pearl eyes. The bean container shows the Mon (logo) of Paulownia, symbol of the noble family Tokugawa. The depiction of one of the holidays during the Setsubun "seasonal division", the day before the beginning of spring. On this occasion in Japan, every year, on 3 February, the Mamemaki ritual takes place.
It is the ritual of throwing soy beans where the chosen one, usually the head of the family, throws them at those who wear a mask of an oni. According to their age, everyone must eat a bean for every year of their age, as a sign of good luck.
At the time of the throw, a sentence is spoken which has the meaning of driving away bad luck and bringing luck and good hope into homes “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi”.
The rarity of the subject combined with the sculptural quality make this okimono a rare collector's item.
In great condition.
Included in the lot is a collection of around 120 okimono with photos and their relevant descriptions ‘Japanese okimono’ published by us.
The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 working days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes the delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (according to lot destination) with full insurance and professional packaging.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617), which will be shipped with the lot.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- 擺飾物, 雕像
- 珍珠母, 象牙
- Raro soggetto Tokugawa Ieyasu - Rito del Mamemaki
- 18×11×10 cm