Exaggerated facial expressions seem to have held a fascination for netsuke carvers, and various amusing faces can be found in the woodblock-illustrated book, Hokusai manga (Random Sketches by Hokusai), a sereis of fifteen volumes, published between 1814 and 1878. (Tsuchiya, 2015)
BM website: 1945,1017.572, Tsuchiya
2014 pp. 32
Produced by the Arts Research Center Ristumeikan University, Japan.