Kama, KOKUSAI

Kokusai.

Tokyo, late 19th century.

Height: 4.1 cm.

June Schuerch, CA

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., “Kokusai The Genius (vol. II)”, 2016, no.182.

A pale stag-antler oval-circular manju carved in openwork with a large iron kettle, kama, afloat upright within a random design of waves – or clouds - of reishi head inspiration. A diagonal oval reserve carved in sunken relief to the reverse contains the seal signature: Kokusai.