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by chonchon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 1066

Re: Junishi

Ajiro-gasa. Another sweet composition.
https://search.yahoo.co.jp/image/search ... C%E3%81%95
by chonchon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 41
Views: 440

Re: Advice on Purchase

That should be interesting.
With Japanese swords and sword parts it has generally turned out to be that the still fledgling science tends to back up the judgment of experienced eyes in that field, rather than tipping everything on its head and proving everyone wrong.
by chonchon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 41
Views: 440

Re: Advice on Purchase

What are her three sizes, Greg?
by chonchon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 41
Views: 440

Re: Advice on Purchase

Do we not have an ox or a cow thread here somewhere?
by chonchon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Tachi Kake Signature
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Tachi Kake Signature

That's great Curran! Yesterday I spent some time on the J net looking for any wood carver by that name but came up with nothing. What did come up was Shikoku 四国, said to be the land of four prefectures 四県, four seasons 四季, and according to JR who are promoting the tour, Shifuku 四福 four happinesses! ...
by chonchon
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 41
Views: 440

Re: Advice on Purchase

Congratulations on your new family member.
It is very similar to an unsigned one I had for several years. (Until I gave it to my niece last year!) 8-)
by chonchon
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Tachi Kake Signature
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Tachi Kake Signature

Four happinesses! Kikue San, yes, that would definitely fit!!!
by chonchon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Tachi Kake Signature
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: Tachi Kake Signature

Hi Curran welcome to the site, and thanks for showing this good solid Tachi-kake. Are you not a member of the NMB? Surely Mr Morita is the person to ask about this? It looks like an artist's individual pictorial representation of two Kanji, the sort of thing that is not designed to be read, but whic...
by chonchon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Is there a site for Netsuke and Okimono signatures?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Is there a site for Netsuke and Okimono signatures?

No there isn't as far as I am aware. Just a bunch of well-meaning collectors here who can probably give you an answer, but from the way your question is phrased I am already guessing that you may not like the answer. Fasten your seatbelt! :)
by chonchon
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 67
Views: 3481

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Hi Judy, great to see you back and over the worst of your bronchitis. Nasty stuff. Can I just check whether you are meaning to say medal, or metal, attachments? It’s funny, now that you mention it, but they do seem to be from different worlds, ie that of the metal workers, cold and clunky, somehow r...

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