Reishi

Completed in 2016 this reishi fungi symbolizing longevity is made from mountain mahogany and stained with yashadama.  It was inspired by the plethora of fungi than can be seen all over Japan in September which is when i last visited.

This netsuke is around 60mm long and 25mm deep.  it has a natural himotoshi and ukibori has been used to depict the spurs underneath.

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