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#1 Henry Wilson

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:24 AM

Can anyone identify this bird? It is a from an old hanging scroll painting of mine. Many thanks in advance.

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#2 BIG

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

Hi Henry, think your little friend is a Japanese wax wing...

https://en.m.wikiped...la_japonica.jpg

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#3 Henry Wilson

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:54 AM

Thank you Peter. Japanese waxwing or ヒレンジャク (Hirenjaku) it seems to be. Coincidentally I live in KamiRenjaku I am glad it is not a parrot or something like that! Does anyone have an idea of the significance such a bird might have?
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#4 TETSUGENDO

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:43 AM

Henry,

The Hirenjaku is often associated with the autumn in Japanese art.

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#5 Henry Wilson

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:52 AM

Thanks Steve. The picture has the bird in a dead tree suggesting autumn/winter. Renjaku 連雀 means sparrow so I looked in Joly and he says they are emblematic of gentleness.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

In case of fittings and other samurai stuff they stand for faithful manners. There singing reminds to the Japanese word for "faithful".( Tschu, tschu, ...). They are also sponteanous and quick in action, so not so seldem we see them as a menuki and F/K theme.

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