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This Osaki figurine depicts Tenjin, the divine incarnation of the famous Japanese poet Sugawara no Michizane, who lived in the 10th century and then canonized as the kami responsible for the skies and the lightnings, precursors of rain, which is why he is still revered today as a propitious deity to agriculture. In addition, he is kami protector of letters and calligraphy. It is handcrafted by Masahiro Takayanagi, the only craftsman who carries on the tradition of Osaki figurines, one of the symbols of Saga Prefecture, in whose area they have been produced since the 13th century, when the Mongol invaders who settled permanently in Japan were used to use the scraps of pottery to make whistles and figurines, as was the tradition in Mongolia. Being handmade, they are all slightly different and some imperfections are possible. Clay, painting. Japanese art in its simplest and most essential form, to enrich your home with a precious detail. 11 cm x 3 cm x 6 cm