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Cat-scratch Habaki


Bruce Pennington
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2 hours ago, Bruce Pennington said:

I've found that if a picture rotates when posted, I take the original and crop the edges, even just a little, and it re-posts normally.

 

Thanks… will try it next time.

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31 minutes ago, Bruce Pennington said:

I see what you mean, good observation!

The discolouration even makes it look more like depth of the part of the forest that is in a notch and remains out of the sun.

Yes ...the dragon looks great.

I believe a dragon has a spirit and can be classified as a demi god in a sense.

The style of the dragon looks to be early Muromachi 

I love the circular movement and balance.

The woody bark looking texture is phenomenal.

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1 minute ago, Bruce Pennington said:

These characters are usually a dragon or spirit of significance to the Japanese at the time.

Sorry ...I just edited my reply above ..I forgot about the other habaki you were referring to.

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3 minutes ago, Bruce Pennington said:

These characters are usually a dragon or spirit of significance to the Japanese at the time.

The hair or mane style and direction of the dragon is a very old style technique usually seen in the first dragons guilded by the Hizen school when they were more simple in design with a few clouds or water.

 

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 mistake brain fart ...correction ....HIGO ..not Hizen school.

My first koshirae set I bought was Higo water dragons with menuki mice with such fine detail and placing they looked like real miniature gold mice peeking around the tuska wrap.

I wish I never sold it.

I never seen menuki mice of that quality and realism again ever.

 

 

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