Posted by: softypapa | February 5, 2008

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue – Black Koi Okimono

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue Koi Okimono Japan Iron Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue Koi Okimono Japan Iron Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue Koi Okimono Japan Iron Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue Koi Okimono Japan Iron Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue Koi Okimono Japan Iron Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue Koi Okimono Japan Iron Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Cast Iron Carp Fish Statue Koi Okimono Japan Iron Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Beautiful Japanese cast iron display statue (okimono) of a black carp fish.  Carp are called koi in Japan where they are admired not only for their ability to beautify the otherwise austere Japanese garden in koi ponds, but also for their famed strength and tenacity.  Asian philosophers are fond of noting that the carp will always battle his way upstream, overcoming incredible obstacles and dangers.  One ancient Chinese legend even tells of a carp fish which was transformed into a celestial dragon after reaching the fountainhead of a famous river.

About the Listed Item

This statue is painted black with silver accent along the body which show up beautifully under light.  This okimono is in fair condition with no cracks or large dents though there are many scratches and small marks from handling and past display.  This statue dates from the late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) or earlier and was acquired in the historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Size:
Height: 4.3 inches (11.0 centimeters)
Length: 10.0 inches (24.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.6 pounds (735 grams)

Click here to see more okimono display pieces!
Click
here to see additional treasures from Japan!

item code: R1S6-0003735
ship code: G6

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: