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by souldeep
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Our dear friend LUBlub
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: Our dear friend LUBlub

Dear Rosey, Thank you for letting the community know. This is very sad news for the forums members, and everyone that was touched by his charismatic spirit. He was a fighter until the end, and always cared deeply for the passion we all share in netsuke, and the INS society he supported. I would like...
by souldeep
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

Hi Walter, as Piers suggests, it would be useful if we can have some 360 images around the belt area? I've managed to acquire some closer images of the model shared in the article on the previous page of this thread. This model is from the same circle of hands, and it appears uncontroversial to sugg...
by souldeep
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

I presumed that is the object Piers was questioning Alan. It does look like a sword handle but surely not regulation kit for a Rakan......... Hi John, I held back posting because of the lack of any distinctive handle. As Rosey points out no obvious sword. Additionally, without we find the sword som...
by souldeep
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

Hi David. Thanks for sharing those images. Appears to be the very same piece as published in In a Nutshell. Good spot and great photos!
by souldeep
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

Hi Rosey, Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise on this subject. The quality of the okimono you have just shared is breathtaking. Moreover, the model subject is a perfect match. I scold myself for the sloppy approach in my opening reply. I should have taken the time to explain where ...
by souldeep
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

Dear friends, thanks for your warm welcome and expert opinions. In the meantime I myself did some further research and ended up by a very similar piece in the Bushell-collection: "familiar and unfamiliar netsuke", p. 104, nr. 84. Many thanks and best regards, Walter. Dear Walter - you see...
by souldeep
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Is this a rakan or a Sennin?

Hi and welcome to the forum Walter.

IMO this is neither rakan or sennin. In other similar examples some debate exists around the exact subject on whether it is kobo daishi, priest, monk, rakan or holy man. Sennin is definitely discounted.

It's Edo school work.

Have you been collecting long?
by souldeep
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Merfolk & Shuryo
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Merfolk & Shuryo

Alison - I think you've acquired many new fans from your article. I know I've already said it on another thread - but I really hope to see more articles from you :) I'm not sure if this example adds anything to the discussion - but here I attach another model from this Wakayama circle of hands - thi...
by souldeep
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Euronetsuke Hungo 2018: 30th August – 3rd September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 183

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

Dear community, Lost for where to holiday this coming Autumn? Fancy the romance and culture of a city steeped in European history, architecture and natural beauty? Add to this companionship of warm like-minded individuals passionate and willing to talk and study netsuke. Still not sold? Well let’s t...
by souldeep
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Spring 2018 Journals arrived
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Spring 2018 Journals arrived

Sorry guys - probably worth noting. The Modteam moved a discussion on this thread into the members area. If you are an INS member, you can continue reading the discussion here - viewtopic.php?f=494799&t=8080256

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