Q: At first glance, I found the front so over dramatized that I assumed it was a tourist piece. Then the cracking/aging paint got my attention that this thing has considerable age. And then finally, I was in shock to see both the amount of patina and craftsmanship of the reverse side.This thing clearly has been danced heavily. The craftsmanship on the back had me initially thinking Japan. However, the tear-drop eyes make me think Korean. This is not a style of an Oni or devil I’ve ever equated to Japan. Ever seen Korean Devils? Can you pin-point this? Nate, 837
A: I don’t where this is from. China, Korea, Japan are all possibilities. And your photos are so clear I can tell it is an authentic artifact that was made and used a long time ago. So all we can do it hope that our viewers are not too shy to comment on the blog. This is a tough one!