Crab Bamboo


Wrist rest in bamboo section with a crab carved in high relief.

The crab, or Kani (蟹), is a lunar symbol. It is, after the turtle, the first demiurge sent by the sun to bring the earth from the bottom of the ocean.

Like other aquatic animals, it is surprisingly linked to drought.

Signed “?田刊”. The last character corresponds to an unidentified manufacture.


Japan – Meiji Era (1869-1912)

Length : 11.03 inch – Width : 1.5 inch