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Soshin last won the day on September 23 2018

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About Soshin

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    Sai Jo Saku
  • Birthday 07/16/1976

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    https://www.raindragonfinearts.com

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    Silver Spring, MD USA
  • Interests
    Japanese Martial Arts
    Collecting Tosogu and Nihonto
    Studying Japanese Art, Culture, History, and Buddhism

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    David Stiles

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  1. Jesse M., You think it looks go in my photograph it looks even better in your hand, wearing a cotton glove of course. One should always wear cotton gloves when handling fine antique soft metal Japanese sword fittings.
  2. Just a short notice about the mid Jan. 2021 inventory update for Rain Dragon Fine Arts. Take a look and enjoy. Contact me via private message on NMB or by email on my website if you are interested in adding anything to your collection. The regular list price on the website is just a suggested retail price and I am will to negotiate. Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/2eNRxnuFJ?languageTag=en
  3. Notice and discuss thread about the mid Jan. 2021 update of my personal collection website. Feel free to discuss politely the new Owari tsuba I added to my collection. Below a photo of the front of the Owari tsuba and a photo that shows the fine iron bones contained along the rim of the tsuba. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/cdNRxcJQc?languageTag=en
  4. My name is David Stiles, and I am the owner and founder of Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques or Rain Dragon Fine Arts for short. I have always been fascinated by the mythology and symbolism of the rain dragon in East Asia, particularly Japan. The rain dragon is regarded as a young dragon that brings wealth and good fortune. It has exceptional eyesight that allows it to see opportunity which others easily overlook. I have been actively studying Japanese history and culture since 2001 and collecting the fine art antiques of Japan while visiting there since 2006. Fun facts about me and my personal collection can be found on my personal collection website Tsuba Otaku | Reflections of a Not So Empty Mind. I am a member of the American branch of the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyōkai (日本美術刀劍保存協會) [NBTHK-AB] since 2007 and the Japanese Sword Society of United States (JSSUS) since 2012 and the New York Tōken Kai since 2016. -Before joining the New York Tōken Kai I was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Tōken Kai from 2003 until 2016 when the organization dissolved. The main purpose of the business is to provide a wide range of Japanese fine art and antiques (e.g., swords, sword fittings, armor, woodblock prints, paintings, scrolls, modern art, etc.) to a worldwide audience and to promote their understanding and conservation. I will also purchase individual items to whole antique collections of Japanese art and antiques. Consignment options for a few pieces are also available upon request at info@raindragonfinearts.com. Additionally, I will also provide research, locating, identification, and evaluation services for all types of Japanese fine art and antiques for private collectors, galleries, and businesses. Please contact me at info@raindragonfinearts.com to make a service request. To obtain up to date information, please check out links to my websites and social media accounts. Rain Dragon Fine Arts Main Website: https://www.raindragonfinearts.com/ Tsuba Otaku Personal Collection Website: https://www.tsubaotaku.com/ Rain Dragon Fine Arts Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DavidStiles76 Instagram: David Allan Stiles (@rain_dragon_fine_arts) • Instagram photos and videos
  5. Hello Chuck J, I have a copy of the above discussed book by Barrie B. I purchased it from Grey Doffin. Here is this website: Store | Japanese Sword Books & Tsuba (japaneseswordbooksandtsuba.com). I did some translations of a few pages from the book with the help of my wife for my most recent article for the JSSUS. A online copy of that article can be found here on my website: GALLERIES (tsubaotaku.com). It is at the bottom of the webpage in a section titled "Published Articles by the Tsuba Otaku".
  6. Just a short notice about the mid Jan. 2021 update of my websites. Take a look and enjoy. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/cdNRxcJQc?languageTag=en Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/2eNRxnuFJ?languageTag=en
  7. Happy New Year! Just a short notice about the Jan. 2021 update of my websites. Take a look and enjoy. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/c4NQaXPjK?languageTag=en Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/57NQ-hOA4?languageTag=en I messed up a link in the notice about the new inventory. Here is the correct link for that Myochin School tsuba.
  8. Just a short notice about the mid Dec. 2020 update of my websites. Take a look and enjoy. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/f9NPetgKU Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/19NOWQtR6
  9. Just a short notice about the Dec. 2020 update of my websites. Take a look and enjoy. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/0dNOUKXoU Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/faNOTyUjC
  10. Dear Dan C., I talked with Bob Elder via Facebook message and he is considering the weekend of July 10 for the 2021 Orlando Show. He still discussing it with the hotel and no contact has been signed yet. Happy Thanksgiving!
  11. Hello Dan, I am unsure. I know Bob Elder was trying to have a show this year but it was cancelled twice in June and October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I just send him a direct message on Facebook asking what the date is for a Orlando show in 2021 as I want to have a table. I will keep you updated once I have more information.
  12. Hello Dan C., I am going to Orlando Show in 2021 and will have a table. I am looking to meeting you in person.
  13. Just a short notice about the mid Nov. 2020 update of my websites. Take a look and enjoy. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/ccNNCIFCE Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/9bNNBe6mG
  14. Just a short notice about the Nov. 2020 update of my websites. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/7cNM3_YSi#/main Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/f7NL_f8EH
  15. Just a short notice about the mid Oct. 2020 update of my websites. Tsuba Otaku (Personal Collection) https://shoutout.wix.com/so/c0NKMznwE Rain Dragon Fine Art and Antiques (Hobby Business) https://www.raindragonfineartandantiques.com/so/53NKTJ1uM
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