Vintage Japanese Hitsuji | Sheep Zodiac Inoshishi Carving


Dimensions: 2-1/4”h x 1-0”w x 2-3/4”l

This is a Japanese vintage Ichii Itto-bori wood zodiac animal carving from the 1960s. This piece has beautiful detailing from its hand-painted silver horns, eyes, and the natural color of the wood and the flow of the grain, producing a beauty that seems to be filled with soul and emotion. It was crafted by and signed on the underside and the original Kiriwood box.

Additional Information: Sheep / Goat is the eighth symbol in the 12-year cycle of the Japanese zodiac sign with names of animals. The Years of the Sheep include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, and 2051.

Condition: Excellent means the piece is perfect, totally original, and complete with no fading, cracks, or restoration, and retains its wonderful patina that corresponds to its vintage. The artifact meets all the standards of collectible Vintage Inoshishi carvings.