A kazuno pipe case design of ONI by Asakusa school

My father said to me such a thing in old days, "Enma(the king of hell ) could pull your tongue with pliers if you told a lie". When scolding a child who has told a lie, there is a folk tradition in Japan to say, 'I will ask Enma to yank out your tongue.'

There was such a reason and would be scared when I watched this work when I was child. Oni is supposed to play a role of Gokusotsu ogre working for Enma ogre in hell. So, I think the ONI is repairing Enma's pliers.

Perfect condition, Asakusa school, The maker is unknown.

size 20.5cm long

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