handcarved boxwood cicada inro box has a cicada netsuke bead and sliding cicada ojime bead to fasten the lid closed. In Japanese philosophy, the cicada is a symbol of longevity, innocence, purity, and eternal youth. size: 2 x 4 inches long.
An unusual netsuke of a long-necked boxwood gourd upon which rests an ivory ‘Kaeru’ frog. The double gourd is a symbol of abundance throughout the Far East, and the frog has long been a symbol of good luck,