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by AFNetsuke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Our dear friend LUBlub
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Our dear friend LUBlub

Very sad indeed. No matter our occasional differences, Luigi and I shared many personal stories by PM or email. He loved life and was a constant positive spitit for me. His fight with cancer was a long one and we will always remember him fondly.
by AFNetsuke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Gamma sennin with flower
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Gamma sennin with flower

bakuoo7 wrote:
Could the flower be that of a peach?? But to me it does remind me of that of the chrysanthemum flower.


I could settle on a peach colored mum.
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by AFNetsuke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Gamma sennin with flower
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Gamma sennin with flower

Perhaps our Master of Materials, Clive, can confirm whether elephantine or marine material.
by AFNetsuke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

I had the same question as Piers but in relation to this object.
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by AFNetsuke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Gamma sennin with flower
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Gamma sennin with flower

I believe Gamma Sennin are immortal beings and the toads are something magical - the flower is probably a chrysanthemum and I think there is a story about this type of flower representing longevity and rejuvenation? I think I remember a story about a sennin who painted the leaves of the chrysanthem...
by AFNetsuke
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

Excellent thoughts on this subject Piers! Thanks.
by AFNetsuke
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

This is really quite a fabulous old netsuke in my opinion. The little emaciated figure at climbing up his side is reminiscent of a gaki.
by AFNetsuke
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euronetsuke Hungo 2018: 30th August – 3rd September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Euronetsuke Hungo 2018: 30th August – 3rd September 2018

Really looking forward to this event. Anne and I and Mandy Anderson have booked flights and rooms. Just this AM we heard from our LA Chapter Chair, Sue, that she is also coming.
by AFNetsuke
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Trying to identify by signature
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Trying to identify by signature

PS When I say Chinese, I mean that Chinese artists began to imitate Japanese Netsuke when they saw the market potential. Since one theme of Japanese Netsuke was classical Chinese themes, this made it easier for some Chinese artists to adapt and attempt crossovers. An important piece of the puzzle, ...
by AFNetsuke
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Spring 2018 Journals arrived
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Spring 2018 Journals arrived

A bonus day here in south central California. Both Spring vol 38 no 1 of INSJ and no 51 of Euronetsuke arrived in my mailbox today. And yes, I gave up on getting anymore chores done and thought I would just browse the pages a bit. So much for browsing as I read all of Euronetsuke and was most please...

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