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Who is this homely character?

What subject or legend is depicted in your netsuke or sagemono?
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Re: Who is this homely character?

Postby chonchon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:45 am

From here, but what's with the frown? 8-)
https://www.artelino.com/articles/japan ... desses.asp

"Tobosaku is the bad guy in the Japanese mythology who stole not only one, but three peaches out of Seibo's garden. So he became immortal. No wonder that Tobosaku is always shown as an old man, with a broad smile and a peach in his hand. Happy old man! "
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