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Vintage Hokkaido Bear B

Hand carved in Hokkaido. Done in the traditional 'ichiboku' style where the carvings come from a single block of wood. 

"This wooden bear carving, with a salmon firmly gripped in its mouth, became popular in Japan during  the 1930's. Carved with exquisite detail and craftsmanship, this sculpture captures the essence of Japanese reverence for nature and their deep connection to the land and sea." The Japan News, Yomiuri Shimbun, July 16, 2023.

12” L x 6.5” D x 8.5” H

Made in Japan