A Japanese boxwood okimono of a rat-catcher preparing the miso on a big bowl before catching the rat. Black horn eyes.
Excellent quality and great patina.
Jigaku signature under the base.
During the Edo period, blind people were recruited to hunt rats. With their sensitivity and hearing, they were able to hunt small rodents.
Meiji period late 19th century
Sizes: 9 x 8,5 x 8,5 cm.
Condition report: Good condition