Hand-carved boxwood fish bead inspired by the antique Japanese Ojime. Ojime are the sliding beads on the cord of the Inro Box. Geishas carried an Inro Box to hold their money and personal necessities.
This Goldfish Ojime bead was hand-carved by a contemporary Chinese master carver (not a child), who took up to as long as four hours to make it. Ojime goldfish bead is .71 inches wide and 1.45 inches high and vertically-drilled. The ojime bead or Japanese bead or geisha bead is used with an inro box and Netsuke bead.
This carved bead is an unbelievable value for such craftsmanship.
Product Code 29.