Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.
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Oni Devil, Oni Demon, set of 3 vintage Japanese wooden folk craft.

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Set of 3 Japanese folklore Oni demon. Handcrafted, hand painted, they are very representative of the most traditional folk art in Japan : The Mingei Movement.

A perfect gift for Japanese culture lovers.

The name “Mingei” combines min (民), meaning the common people, and gei (芸 or 藝, the same character used in geisha), meaning art. Essentially, Mingei refers to the art of the common people. In 1926, the Folk Art Movement was formally declared by Yanagi Sōetsu.

The philosophical pillar of mingei is “hand-crafted art of ordinary people” (民衆的な工芸 (minshū-teki-na kōgei)). Yanagi’s book The Unknown Craftsman has become an influential work since its first release in English in 1972.

Yanagi’s book examines the Japanese way of viewing and appreciating art and beauty in everyday crafts, including ceramics, lacquer, textiles, and woodwork. Sōetsu Yanagi synthesized these ideas with Buddhist principles of simplicity to form the Mingei Movement, which was announced in 1926.

These items are in a good vintage condition.

Dimensions (approx.):

  • The birch wood demon sculpture (highest one) : H: 18.5 cm (7.2") W: 5 cm (2")
  • The standing wooden demon: H: 8cm (3") W: 6.5 cm (2.5")
  • The hanging wood demon H: 8.5cm (3.3") W: 7 cm (2.7") D: 3.5cm (1.4")

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL Express shipping).

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.