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by tanukisan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 1191

Re: Junishi

Alan, the awabi (abalone) and himo (rope) is simply a toy (and dogs love to chew on rope), and the combination of dog (which means a safe birth) and awabi (which often stands for a human female) means to "continue the family line" – fecundity and safe/easy childbirth. As abalone only has a...
by tanukisan
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 1191

Re: Junishi

Lovely dogs from one and all. As the Chinese New Year of the dog is just about to start, here is my contribution -
by tanukisan
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 886

Re: Advice on Purchase

George is looking good! Is your cow really a cow or an ox - I'm curious to know!
by tanukisan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 3664

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Gorgeous inro and netsuke Alan! :love: ( the ojime is not bad either!)
by tanukisan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: one of the first purchased
Replies: 43
Views: 3502

Re: one of the first purchased

bakuoo7 wrote:Hello Piers,

Nice netsuke. I think you will find this is the " Chrysanthemum Boy Kikujido " he wrote Buddhist scripture on the leafs of chrysanthemums and floated them down the river. He lived in the wilderness, that is why he has a leaved cloak.


Spot on David!
by tanukisan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: one of the first purchased
Replies: 43
Views: 3502

Re: one of the first purchased

Great find Piers! Your sennin looks quite presentable in the photos despite wishing to clean him up. He also looks quite youthful for a sennin. I'm guessing that he's holding a paint/calligraphy brush in his right hand and medicinal related flora in the other.
by tanukisan
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: Inro of silk brocade in tree
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Inro of silk brocade in tree

That the brocade is entangled in the tree seems significant. Whilst researching other examples, we found Jan's example differs to other examples of the standard blossom viewing representation. Does this entanglement mean anything? I'd still like to think that this alludes to Japanese poetry and als...
by tanukisan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Help Sought by a beginner
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Help Sought by a beginner

Also the e-bay seller ( ningyuax-0) is listed on e-bay as in the USA but the netsuke is located in Glasgow, UK but his items for sale do not come up on e-bay UK for some reason :!:
by tanukisan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: Subject Quiz

[quote="chonchon'' It is hard to tell if he is still a young man, but a little fat, or an old man, but not as old as we normally imagine, ie seriously old.[/quote] That is one thing that appealed to me about this carving - he looks neither that young or old, handsome or ugly - he is in a transi...
by tanukisan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: Subject Quiz

Many thanks Piers and Alison! Urashima Taro is a sea fisherman who one day sees a turtle being tortured by a group of children. Taro saves the turtle and releases it back into the sea. A couple of days later while Taro is fishing in his boat as usual, a large turtle tells Taro that the small turtle ...

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