Masanao

Ise Yamada, circa 1850

Masanao

A group of fish and sea life lie gathered together awaiting the ministrations of a cook. The wide foot of an awabi (abalone) ripples tentatively, while nestled above it a squid extends its tentacles, reaching around to explore a large hirame (flounder). The eyes of the squid and the flounder are inlaid in dark horn.

Masanao

Signed: Masanao

Length: 5.2cm

Masanao