An unusual pair of Japanese wood Kobe toy with moving tounges
An unusual pair of Japanese wood Kobe toy with moving tounges
An unusual pair of Japanese wood Kobe toy with moving tounges
An unusual pair of Japanese wood Kobe toy with moving tounges
An unusual pair of Japanese wood Kobe toy with moving tounges
An unusual pair of Japanese wood Kobe toy with moving tounges

An unusual pair of Japanese wood Kobe toy with moving tounges

c. 1890 Japan

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An unusual pair of carved wood Japanese Kobe toy, in the form of two Bakemono armed with Tsukumogami (objects which have some to life) standing on the heads of two toad like creatures.

The protruding tongues on the creatures all move.

Kobe toy is the name given to mechanical wooden toys made in the harbour of Kobe to sell to tourists and native Kobekko people.
good, in working order
Dimensions
Height 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Width 6.00 cm (2.36 inches)
Depth 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Stock Code
1K4
Kevin Page Oriental Art Ltd

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