C1950 Wooden Netsuke: Colossal Monster & Climbing Man


Step into the world of profound artistry and cultural depth with our circa 1950 wooden netsuke, featuring a dramatically carved colossal monster head with a man daringly climbing on it. This unique piece not only showcases the exceptional skill of the carver but also pays homage to a popular theme from the late Edo period, resonating with rich philosophical symbolism. The intricate details of the monster's features and the dynamic posture of the man climbing evoke a narrative of challenge, courage, and the human spirit's interaction with forces beyond its control. Crafted with precision and care, this netsuke stands as a testament to the enduring fascination with themes that explore the complexities of life and the metaphysical world. Dive into the artistry and meaning behind this captivating piece, and let it inspire you with its blend of history, symbolism, and craftsmanship.


  • Material: Wood
  • Theme: Colossal Monster Head with Climbing Man
  • Era: Circa 1950
  • Technique: Intricate Carving
  • Condition: Excellently Preserved, Rich in Detail
  • Cultural Significance: Pays Homage to Late Edo Period Themes, Rich in Symbolism
  • Item Code: 882649C

Note on Artistry and Cultural Significance:

This wooden netsuke is more than just a piece of art; it is a bridge to the past, offering insight into the themes and philosophical inquiries that have captivated minds for centuries. The choice of a colossal monster and a climbing man as subjects reflects a deep exploration of human strength, resilience, and the perpetual quest to overcome the monstrous, whether it be external challenges or internal fears. By bringing this piece into your collection, you not only preserve a slice of history but also embrace the timeless dialogue between man and the mythical, between reality and the boundless realms of imagination.