Japanese Vintage Miniature Ichii Itta-bori Hand Carved Wood Akita (Inu) Figure Japanese Vintage Miniature Ichii Itta-bori Hand Carved Wood Akita (Inu) Figure

Ichii Itta-bori Akita

Japanese Vintage Miniature Ichii Itta-bori Hand Carved Wood Akita (Inu) Figure

$29.00

Age:1990s

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 2-1/2”h x 1-0”x 2-1/2”w

Shown is a yew wood Itto-bori Akita (Inu) dog carving. This piece was most likely made to commemorate the Year of the Dog in 1994 when it was purchased. The dog has expressive white and black eyes and a red tongue. Its expressive curly tail is characteristic of this breed. The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous regions of Northern Japan. The piece is in its original signed box by the carver, along with the name Akita stamped in red on the bottom of the piece.

Vintage Condition: Excellent sense of proportion, “as is” original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted. 

NOTE: Itto-bori literally means “one chisel cut”, and if you look closely at the piece you will notice the angles made by the chisel along the dog’s body. Born 2006, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922 & 1910. People born in the year of the Dog have all the fine qualities of human nature. They have a sense of duty and loyalty, they are extremely honest and always do their best in their relationship with other people. Dog people inspire confidence in others and know how to keep secrets