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Crane Ojime

lohrberg
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Re: Crane Ojime

Postby lohrberg » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:06 am

Another Bird living near the waters.
May be this should show up in the okimono section.
A Kawa Garasu (in English Brown Dipper - in German Flusswasseramsel).
Okimono of a rock in swirling waves, a bird on top, poised to dive into water for its food. A certain tension in the situation.
Unsigned, 17,5 cm, probably Edo

Reinhard
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Clive
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Re: Crane Ojime

Postby Clive » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:42 am

AFNetsuke wrote:Why not the murrelet?


Because apart from a bill shape similarity, it looks nothing like a murrelet. :D :D

It's definitely what birders/naturalist would call a wader or a shorebird. (basically birds of the Curlew, Plover and Sandpiper families) on account of it's general body shape and proportions. This image is the most revealing in that regard IMO.
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Compact head/body shape.. relatively short proportioned wings.. long legs extending beyond short tail.
The long legs being the most telling indicator.. ruling out most of the other families.. including Auks. :P ;)

We've had these sort of Which bird is it? discussions before.. a basic familiarity with the avian tree of live is vital if we going to attempt something more that just guessing...
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Great example of a dipper Reinhard!!

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Nio
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Re: Crane Ojime

Postby Nio » Sun May 01, 2016 6:35 am

Beautiful Ojime Angel, full of action.

Was it your first ojime or your first toe in the water with netsuke and sagemono?

:D
Nio " I never learn anything from listening to myself "

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Re: Crane Ojime

Postby chonchon » Sun May 01, 2016 8:24 am

Got sidetracked and forgot to compliment you on your nice Ojime present, Nio. How did you present it?
Piers

Size is something.

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angel
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Re: Crane Ojime

Postby angel » Sun May 01, 2016 7:40 pm

It is the first ojime I had in my hands, and purchase.
Even I do not have any inro-ojime–netsuke group. But someday I hope to have a partner for my pieces.


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