The Shinto goddess Okame, also known as Otafuku and Oto, known for the first nude dance in Japan, is identifiable by her chubby-cheeked, pear-shaped face. Her nude breasts are subtly crafted in this work. She is seated with one leg tucked up in front of a smooth folding screen (tsuitate) and holding both arms over her head. Arched loop for cord suspension and signature HIDEMASA, probably the son of the elder Hidemasa Chingendo, on the reverse.
LENGTH 3.5 CM
Condition: Very good condition
Provenance: British private collection