Japanese Carved Wood Sheep (hitsuji) in Standing Position | Toys

Dimensions: 3-0”h x 1-1/4”w x 2-1/2”l

This is a wonder and expressive carved and painted Sheep, having a black and natural wood (Falcataria Falcata) body, face, and decorated legs. People born in the year of the Sheep are elegant, highly accomplished in the arts, and passionate about nature. At first glance, Sheep people have more diverse qualities than the people born in other years. They are deeply religious and passionate about whatever they do and believe in. There is a stamp on the bottom of the body associated with Japanwave, (T-Lab) the maker. Their origin was in the Edo era (1603A.D. - 1867A.D.) as souvenirs for the Japanese tourists visiting the hot springs throughout Japan.

Condition: Perfect as made condition, no issues.

NOTE: The Japanese zodiac (Juunishi) interchanges the name Sheep which can refer to a sheep, goat, ram/buck, or antelope. People born in the year of the Sheep (hitsuji) are born in 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907. Each year (block) is given a name of an animal based on the ancient Chinese concept that all time shifts are based on these twelve units or blocks. In Japan, adopting the twelve-year cycle, with a different animal representing each block, is fairly common.