A Tokyo school ivory netsuke of a laughing Hotei, by Yasuaki (Hômei). Around 1900
Seated bare-footed, his loosely worn robe revealing his left shoulder, hairy chest and full belly, the green-stained robe decorated with tama in silver and copper inlay, the jui sceptre stuck into the belt of wood. Signed Yasuaki (Hômei) in seal script on a seal-type red tablet.
Height .4 cm