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#1 Vermithrax16

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:47 AM

No idea the school, appears Edo period. Ground is what caught my eye. The ants seem well done. Any ideas?

 

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#2 Surfson

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:00 AM

Jeremiah, I think that maybe those are termites?  Whatever they are, they have sure done a lot of damage - that tsuba will have to be rebuilt.   :)


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#3 Kurikata

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:33 AM

similar one:https://www.ryujinsw.../016-ants-tsuba
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#4 Tigerinbamboo

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:05 PM

Those are spiders, with 8 legs. Ants only have six.
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#5 PietroParis

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:13 PM

Maybe six legs and two antennas?

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#6 Tigerinbamboo

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:17 PM

Maybe six legs and two antennas?


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#7 vajo

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:45 PM

Looks like Aizu Shoami to me. The ants decoration is very nicely made. 

One ant is carying an egg.


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#8 TETSUGENDO

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:46 PM

They look like Carpenter Ants.

 

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#9 Vermithrax16

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:20 AM

Maybe a candidate to test the raffle idea we talked about a while ago.


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