A cowering oni pulls an old straw hat over his back to shelter

Probably Nagoya, circa 1840

A cowering oni pulls an old straw hat over his back

A cowering oni pulls an old straw hat over his back to shelter from a rain of dried setsubun beans. He is cross-legged with his head tucked under one foot with a single inlaid green eye visible, while his hands try to protect his exposed head. One bean has landed on his bald pate, eliciting an expression of intense irritation.

A cowering oni pulls an old straw hat over his back
A cowering oni pulls an old straw hat over his back
A cowering oni pulls an old straw hat over his back
A cowering oni pulls an old straw hat over his back

Signed: Masakazu

Width: 3.6cm

Provenance:
H.I.H. Princess Takamado collection

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