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by AFNetsuke
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Any idea what subject this is?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Any idea what subject this is?

Could that be the hat of Emma-O? Perhaps he has a sore shoulder from whipping dead souls.
by AFNetsuke
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1796

Re: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018

Gopi, unfortunately we won't be there next month. But will be in Budapest late August and London for the convention.
by AFNetsuke
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1796

Re: Euronetsuke Fest 2018: 11th - 13th May 2018

Alex, thanks for the London Walks info. I wonder if they did the Ghost Walk at a past convention there. The Pub Walk looks like something to check out. Unless some of our UK friends have already dragged us to the favorites. :lol:
by AFNetsuke
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Our dear friend LUBlub
Replies: 14
Views: 323

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: 324

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: 324

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: 673

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: 324

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: 673

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: 673

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.

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