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#1 Spartancrest

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 08:59 AM

Just a general enquiry, but has anyone any evidence that any tsuba or fitting ever actually had 1,000 monkeys depicted on it? I have done some research and can't even find one with 100 on it - can't they count!  :)  As a fill in time exercise I have found one that looks very thick with monkeys and actually numbered them - not even close - 62 is a far cry from 100 and a long plane ride from 1,000. Any thoughts?

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#2 Fuuten

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 09:09 AM

Well, double 6² for both sides and u have one hundred plus already. Otherwise isn't it about the idea? Maybe try and draw 1000 on a piece of paper the size of this tsuba, then u might realize something?!

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:10 AM

1000 monkeys (finger) tsuba - i think it fits  :glee:



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:35 AM

Someone sounds bored!

Now back to my jigsaw


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 11:36 AM

I reckon a contemporary version featuring an 'adult' game of twister would be brilliant.


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#6 Spartancrest

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 12:55 PM

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I didn't know monkeys only had one side - is it the outside?  :) 

 

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Given there are only 62 monkeys you need to factor in all their toes as well as their fingers -  then you get 1240 - now 1240 is interesting because that was the year the Heike Monogatari (The tale of Heike) was compiled from unwritten traditional tales and variant texts composed between 1190 and 1221, gathered together probably by a scholar named Yukinaga, to form a single text. - Now you know just how bored I really am!  :o 


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Posted 06 April 2020 - 06:21 PM

Looking like a new post

'This is how bored I am'


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#8 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 10:52 AM

I had a great time bottling up rye whisky at your Hellyers Road Distillery Last time I was in Tasmania, Date. Still have a bottle.

 

Wish I could have spent more time - pretty place.


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#9 Spartancrest

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 12:43 PM

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Well we don't have any tourists at all at the moment, that distillery is shut to the public at Burnie,[ Not Tassie's prettiest town. ] Lucky for me I don't drink - can't afford the brain cells!  :beer:  Did you pass through Latrobe in the North West? or Sheffield? [my old stomping ground]

 

Is this a tourist thread?


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:14 PM

Quick fact: Katsumoto's sword prop on ''The Last Samurai (2002)'' has a tsuba based on this famous motif:

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 07:06 PM

Well, O-MINOGAME, the '1.000 year old turtle', is probably not really 1.000 years old. It just means very old, and in the case of the TSUBA it just means many monkeys. The Japanese way to express that.


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#12 Spartancrest

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 12:26 AM

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That seppa could do with a replacement, don't you think !  :freak:

 

 

Jean. 

 

The rabbits have been at it as well - sorry the pic is a bit grainy.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 12:26 PM

Jose L. Ubaldo

  

That seppa could do with a replacement, don't you think !  :freak:

 

 

Jean. 

 

The rabbits have been at it as well - sorry the pic is a bit grainy.

It's not a real sword, is a movie prop :laughing:


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