Nine Tailed Fox, Sui(?)sen

Nine tailed fox wooden netsuke

The 9-tailed fox illusionist, Tamamo-no-Mae, lowers her head in a coy pose as she peers from behind a large folding fan. The fan almost entirely shields her true fox form from view, were it not for the plump ends of her nine tails that appear to her side.

Nine tailed fox wooden netsuke

circa 1860

Signed indistinctly in ukibori.

Height 3.7cm.

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