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Tonkotsu

Postby carlomagno » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:00 pm

This year have seen several tonkotsu examples posted but none like this one with such intrincated design and beautiful setup. I can only imagine a very wealthy and sophisticated person the one who commissioned this art work.
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby Clive » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:17 pm

You might enjoy the following Juan Carlos

Tanaka Kyokusho: a bamboo artist (1/4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fyODs2beEs
Tanaka Kyokusho: a bamboo artist (2/4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0pHzzYLphw
Tanaka Kyokusho: a bamboo artist (3/4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kxL9gBlH3g
Tanaka Kyokusho: a bamboo artist (4/4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk2fAnE-Oho

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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby Vlad » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:39 pm

I only have a few, as I like them carved, or inlaid. These are my favorite ones, but I also have a woven bamboo (rattan) pipecase signed Gyokumei originally paired with a tobakoire, but which could've been a perfect match for the monkey set with the tonkotsu signed Shuwa.
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby jbjtennyo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:17 am

I particularly like the spiral design on the pipe holder. That is very nice! And I of course love the monkey netsuke. Thanks for sharing them.
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby Vlad » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:43 am

Just for you, Judy!
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby carlomagno » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:59 am

Appreciated Vlad, is exactly the kind of art that moves me, the intrincated designs of Kiokusho are simply amazing. Besides, tonkotsu is quite new for me, it has its own evolution in sagemono.
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby jbjtennyo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:21 am

What an elaborate design, Vlad! Thank you for posting it. I really have not gotten much into anything except netsuke, although I am looking seriously at owning a couple of inro, when I find the right ones.
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby AFNetsuke » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:00 am

Is that a Minko tonkotsu in the top pic with umimatsu accessory? Bonhams SF purchase?
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby Vlad » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:42 am

AFNetsuke wrote:Is that a Minko tonkotsu in the top pic with umimatsu accessory? Bonhams SF purchase?

It is indeed from Bonhams SF, but it is signed Chikusai, Alan. It came with the black coral ojime and the umimatsu kitseruzutsu.
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Re: Tonkotsu

Postby Tama » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:50 pm

Juan Carlos~ is this a new addition to your collection?? It's very nice, I have always liked woven bamboo, such a skillful technique. I also like that the pipe case and the tonkostu are different woven patterns. The pipe has mixed metals... nice! Congratulations!


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