A Nagoya school wood netsuke of an oni in a portable heater, by Masajo. Mid-19th century
Fleeing from the ritual bean throwing (oni harai) at the spring equinox (setsubun) the muscular oni hides in an anka, his arm reaching out from the right hole of the box. Two beans of light brown wood. Signed Masajo in a rectangular reserve.
Height 2.2 cm; length 3.5 cm