A stag antler obi-hasami netsuke of an octopus
A stag antler obi-hasami netsuke of an octopus, his bulbous head bound in a cloth tenegui. The knot at the front is folded in an impressive fan shape above its furrowed brow. Four miniaturised arms curl beneath the tubular siphon, two more forming the base. The eye pupils are inlaid in dark horn.
Signed in a double-bordered rectangular cartouche against a horizontally hatched ground: Kokusai