Click images to enlarge
Nadeushi wooden cow ornament.
Tenmangu and other shrines in Japan are also decorated with cows like this one.
This is a Nadeushi (撫牛) figurine from either the Edo period in Japan or the Joseon dynasty in Korea. The origin of Nadeushi is said to come from a Chinese magical technique. The tradition involves stroking one's own ailing or uncomfortable body part and then stroking the same part of the figurine of a cow, with the belief that the illness would transfer to the cow and be cured. Nadeushi is also associated with various deities such as Daikokuten, Goto-tenno, and Tenjin, and was widely believed to bring good luck. When examining the backside of the figurine, the carving is quite bold, similar to that of woodworking during the Joseon dynasty. The depiction of the cow's shell and facial expression contains Japanese elements, and faithfully reproduces the characteristics of the cow, as if crafted by a skilled sculptor during the Edo period. It is from either the Joseon period (Korea) or the Edo period (Japan).
Late 18c to 19C
Condition: used / There are some scratches and scuffs due to age.
There is a crack under the chin of the cow.
If you are purchasing more than one item,
we will adjust the shipping cost.
Please click on Request total in the cart.
Also we Always Combine Shipping when possible, to save you money !
Please contact us.
It will be shipped by FedEx or Japan post depending on the delivery area.
There are areas where out-of-area fees of will be incurred in the Fedex.
Japan post :4-12days
-----About combine shipping-----
Please offer me the person who hopes for combined shipping.
I do combined shipping.
However, combined shipping is not possible by shape of items.
Hold assumes one week a limit.
I file for the shipment if I confirm a remittance.
Please request a combine shipping if you want, before your remittance.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we can accept returns for refund within 30 days of receipt of your item.
Buyer should notify Seller via email to return any items.
We recommend sending your return via a traceable service.
All returned items are required to be in good condition upon received.
Customer is responsible for the return postage.
Shipping fee is not refundable.
If a package is returned to us due to your refusal to accept it, the return postage will be deducted from your refund.
Even if the commodity is returned, I cannot repay the tariff.
Please inquire the repayment of the tariff of the customhouse in your country.
Please see our Return Policy for details.
-----About the tariff-----
*Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.
These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
* Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional
costs will be prior to bidding/ buying.
----- About used artifacts and antiques----
We make every effort to give you accurate information as honestly as possible in our description,
Some items are over 100 years old.
Please check the appearance condition with photos and other information.
The condition of the item is described in the Condition section, but please contact us if you have any questions before purchasing.