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- Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:44 am
- Forum: Collector's Gallery
- Topic: Chon's Reflections
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Watching this week's Sumo tournament on TV this evening I was struck by the bright designs on the elaborate kimono of the 'Gyoji' referee. As the camera panned in, I noticed a pretty little inro hanging from the obi on his right side, sort of inside the slit in his pantaloons. You could see a small ...
- Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:32 am
- Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
- Topic: Subject of this piece
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Rather than two bumps for his horns, your oni has one Roy, but it looks like a lump formed by getting whacked by Shoki's bamboo branch. Hanging from the branch we can see a wooden sake 'masu' cup with metal crosspiece, and two purses of coins (?). There may have been a custom somewhere of tying pres...
Simply beautiful pipe case, Reinhard, and a sweet little Netsuke Milton. Namikawa work tends to evoke superlatives. There are some vases for sale in London but I have never dared ask the price as they should really be in a museum. Over the years I have had a few cloisonne' bits, but no-one ever took...
The boar looks very much alive and kicking. My very first impression Greg on seeing your piece was that he was using the end of the bow in some way to pin it down. Hard to judge angles from those photos though. There is a great shop in London full of Meiji pieces which I would want to look around fo...