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jakufam
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Ivory manju

Postby jakufam » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:40 am

I would be grateful for any help with this 5cm (2 inches) square ivory manju.
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Re: Ivory manju

Postby jbjtennyo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:53 am

The Kanji read Ichiyosai Koshu made. One manju by this carver is illustrated on page 677 of LAZ. There is no information though regarding him in LAZ, but perhaps in another book. The bottom kanji on the left reads Saku -or made, which is the only difference between yours and the one in the illustration in Laz, which uses the kanji representing "Carved". meaning "carved" or "made by" Ichiyosai Koshu
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Re: Ivory manju

Postby jbjtennyo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:12 am

This is an image of the illustrated manju in Lazarnick. There is no additional information on this carver. I hope this helps you.
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Re: Ivory manju

Postby jakufam » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:21 pm

Thanks Judy. Much appreciated.
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Re: Ivory manju

Postby Bakurae » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:03 pm

Impressive tracking, Judy!

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Re: Ivory manju

Postby AFNetsuke » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:02 pm

May be the same geisha depicted. Is she perhaps arriving at or departing the Yoshiwara after studying to improve her skills?
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Re: Ivory manju

Postby chonchon » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:57 pm

Their mouths certainly look very similar. The central Kushi comb and the placement of the four Kogai hair ornaments are also close. Some low-level geisha offered their services in boats along the riverbank.
The peg fitting inside its own hollow (?) is an unusual feature of both Netsuke.
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