A well-carved wood netsuke of a wide-eyed and grinning Raijin shown resting his hands on a pair of geta – a classic attribute since the geta are also associated with rainy weather. The thunder god has his drum, which he uses to create thunder, strapped to his back. The eyes and horns are inlaid in ivory. He is seated crossing his legs and wearing a tiger skin loincloth, typical for devils (oni). Good himotoshi through the under- and backside.
HEIGHT 3.3 cm
Condition: The netsuke has been reattached at the midsection. Otherwise good condition.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.