On the base of this netsuke signed Chikuyosai Tomochika there is a shakuyosho on which a "Kame" borrowed the amount of 100 ryo in Bunjikin and attests that he or she will start paying back 20 ryo on June 20th . Since, in 1738 the government did not have any more money. New Koban with 40% less gold were minted that was bilking the public. Quite stupid if we consider the subject of this netsuke of a horse and a deer with this association (uma and shika) meaning baka (silly).a rare and full of hum