Reishi netsuke.  

netsuke

Since returning from my travels in Japan in October 2015 my work on netsuke has not been as prolific I would would haveliked. I have yet to produce a new fox priest after the last one escaped and only now do I feel like I am starting to get back into carving after that setback.

This is one of the netsuke which I have made to keep myself busy since last year.

It id a group of reishi fungi depicted in mountain mahogany which was inspired by the many different fungi and I saw in Japan last autumn (there are pictures of them on my instagram).  This has a light staining to finish using yashadama.  Spurs on the underside of the fungi heads have been depicted using ukibori technique.

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