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Junishi

What subject or legend is depicted in your netsuke or sagemono?
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AFNetsuke
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Re: Junishi

Postby AFNetsuke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:32 pm

tanukisan wrote: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 single shell, in classical Japanese poetry, the abalone shell is used as a metaphor for unrequited/one-sided love.

Great summary, John, of simple elements seen in netsuke which have a deeper meaning than most Westerners see.

Reinhardt, the underside of your bitch with 3 pups is really special!
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Re: Junishi

Postby carlomagno » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:34 am

My contribution to the doggies celebration
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Nec spe nec metu

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Re: Junishi

Postby jbjtennyo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:37 am

lohrberg wrote:No, no, Klaus, not at all. There is no secret with the bottom, nothing to hide. SHUNKOSAI is the carver. I cannot tell, which school he belongs to, sorry ......,

Reinhard

I certainly agree with you Klaus! Very nice teats on that mama! Lohrberg, I really like the bottom of that netsuke!
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Re: Junishi

Postby KPR » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:22 am

As John already noticed at his dog group, puppies love destroying things. You can often find this at Netsuke, the victims are mats, shoes, hats ....
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Re: Junishi

Postby chonchon » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:08 am

Ajiro-gasa. Another sweet composition.
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Piers

Size is something.


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