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ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby chonchon » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:21 am

Under the photos it says "Brief Review".
Then, "The Nara School grew out of the Shiragane-Shi (Habaki masters), and unlike the Goto School, they are much freer in composition. The present work is quite unconventional, made up of the elements Holly, Sardine, and Oni, featured at the time of Setsubun."
Before the ending quoted above, there is one line simply saying "what is written here is the subject of the evaluation".
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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby chonchon » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:24 am

PS It looks as though the ogre has discovered that stepping on holly leaves can be quite painful!
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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby Vlad » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:11 am

Thank you so much, Piers! What would we do without you! :love:
"Man sieht nur, was man weiß" - "One sees only what one knows". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby lmallier » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:47 am

Vlad wrote:Thank you so much, Piers! What would we do without you! :love:


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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby chonchon » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:21 am

Interestingly it does not follow the pattern of the NBTHK in assigning grades.
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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby Vlad » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:12 pm

Really? Could you please explain, Piers? I know almost nothing about it yet. I have only learned about the new colors introduced in 1982.

And how about this one then? I only have two with certificates so far, both from the same dealer...
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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby chonchon » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:27 pm

A good chart there.?Thanks.

The Oni paperwork has no indication apart from the colour of the paper, if that is significant.

All the other paperwork you have displayed does give a grade, usually a line of bold calligraphy right centre of the paperwork. For example the blue one just above clearly states Tokubetsu Kaicho, i.e. especially valuable/precious,
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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby chonchon » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:28 pm

Oops, no edit button! Trying again: "Tobubetsu KICHO" it should read!
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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby chonchon » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:33 pm

The blue one was issued by the old NBTHK
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Re: ONI & Hiiragi-Iwashi

Postby Vlad » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:04 pm

Thanks very much again, Piers! It looks like they have retired three grades/colors in 1982 - Kicho, Tokubetsu Kicho and Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho and have substituted them with only two new ones from there on...
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