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Re: Inro Signature

Postby calbear » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:46 pm

John, thanks for the research and info! .... Alan had pm'ed me a few days ago thinking the same .....

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Re: Inro Signature

Postby AFNetsuke » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:48 pm

Ditto the thanks, John. I recalled the story but could not come up with Kanshins name as I was off fly fishing when Steve asked about the subject. But I was thinking he was a nobleman rather than mpoverished fisherman. Is there another version of the story?
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby tanukisan » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:11 pm

Kanshin ( Han Xin) was one of ancient China’s most outstanding generals who made great contributions to the founding of the Han Dynasty. A military strategist with a rare genius, he is known for never having suffered a single defeat. Han Xin is considered one of the “Three Heroes of the Early Han Dynasty, along with Xiao He and Zhang Liang.

Han Xin lost both his parents at a young age and was very poor. He often had to rely on others for food or resort to catching fish to sell in order to buy food. Thus he often suffered disdain and discrimination - as depicted in netsuke and on the inro in this thread.

Liu Bang ( who became the first emporer of the Han dynasty) granted Han Xin the title of King of Chu for his loyalty in his rise to power. In a tragic ending, Xiao He, the Han prime minister who originally recognized Han Xin’s talent and recommended him to Liu Bang, helped Liu’s wife, Empress Lu, to frame Han Xin for treason and have him executed.

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Re: Inro Signature

Postby AFNetsuke » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:22 pm

Much appreciated, John. It now makes sense to me. And maybe Han Xin would have been better fighting the bully.
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby carlomagno » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:06 am

For a long time thought this piece (not mine)to be just kind of joke but understand now, thanks
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby NetsukeManiac » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:24 am

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Re: Inro Signature

Postby AFNetsuke » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:36 am

Wow, Dave. That's shunga!
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby carlomagno » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:05 am

Gentlemen, I thought you would be the first one to show respect for such a historic piece :lol: :lol: :lol: would you consider mitate?
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby KPR » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:42 am

After an unsuccessful attempt in the "INS WING", I try it here.
I need help with the signature of this Inro.

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TSB
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Re: Inro Signature

Postby TSB » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:17 am

Dear Klaus, what I have found in short is

張 (CHO)
寛 (KAN)
永 (EI / naga)
隹 (Sui?) hard to read completly
造 (tsukuru) made / designed

There is an Artist named Onko (Familyname) Chokan Nagasato. I have to check it with my books at home.
Kind Regards Thomas


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