Antique Japanese Articulated Jointed Jizai Okimono Spiny Lobster Signed
This is an incredible Jizai Okimono of a spiny lobster from Japan. Jizai Okimono translates to ‘Articulated Figurines’ in English. The production of these masterfully articulated sculptures coincided with Japan’s move away from feudalism to its modern form. In Japan’s time of peace, craftsmen were no longer called upon to make Samurai armor. Instead they put their skills to use by making articulated figurines, or, Jizai Okimono, for wealthy tourists and aristocrats. In order for a piece to be considered an authentic Jizai Okimono, it must fulfill three categories: realism, believability, and anatomical correctness.
Good condition – moderate wear, consistent with age and history.