Two bronze okimono of carp by Yasuyuki (Yuko)
Two bronze okimono of carp. The fish are naturalistically depicted with pronounced tails, fins and dorsal fins, as well as bulging eyes. One fish is patinated a dark brown chocolate colour, the other has a more natural, bronze tone. The eyes of both fish are partly inlaid in a dark metal. The carp are signed with the signature Yasuyuki Yori and contained within the original tomobako, inscribed: Okimono Kingyo (Okimono, Gold Fish).
The term okimono in Japanese literally means “object for placement [on display]”.