Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery-  Pipe case, leather, Tabacco pouch clasp in various metals has abacus,axe,and sword(blade within),ryusa netsuke of kato kiyomasa slaying tiger.Dragon and Mt Fuji on pipe.All anon,19th c,5 1/2 in(14 cm),photo courtesy Sagemonoya.










Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery-  Hitotsusage of leather and imported Nepalese metalwork,dragon design with matching metal netsuke,anon.,ca.1800,4in(10 cm).
photo courtesy Sagemonoya.












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Hitotsusage combination pouch of metal, made from two armored gloves,with kagamibuta netske in shape of sword hand guard (tsuba),anon,18th c.,4 in(10 cm).
photo courtesy Sagemonoya.

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Senryu-zutsu pipe case,bone,and burl object trouve tonkotsu; lacquer ojime with circular patterns, 19th c,3 in(8 cm).Author’s Collection.

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Winding spiral vine-like wood round pipe case with various alloys; tonkotsu of carved bamboo,paulownia lid with shell inlays of metal,ca.1990,4 1/4 in(11 cm).Author’s Collection.

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Pipe case, split bamboo, and meoto-dake(male and female bamboo) tonkotsu tobacco pouch,undercorated,anon.,19th c,Verwilghen collection. photo courtesy Sagemonoya.

Pipe case, split paulownia wood, with moonlit lake and wilde geese, and ironwood tonkotsu tobacco pouch, with pond motifs,anon.,19th c,Verwilghen Collection. photo courtesy Sagemonoya.

Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery-  Four-case roiro inro with fundame and iro-e taka-maki-e on bothsides, standing drum and bugaku hats,inlaid aogai and kirigane, anon, ca.1700,3 in (8 cm); matching netsuke of split tree stump inlaid with beetle and studs, wood, signed Gyokusai, ca. 1 700,1 1/4 in (3 cm); separate netsuke of puppy on cushion,wood, 18th c. Author'sCollection.






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Four-case Somada stylero'iro lacquer inro, auspicious crane and pine, minogame turtle and plum/bamboo, iridescent raden shell inlay, anon.,19th c, 3 1/2 in (9 cm). Also contemporaneous wooden horse netsuke signedTomokazu and wooden ojime. Author'sCollection.

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Two-case Somadastyle roiro lacquer inro, cricket on front and morning glory on back, iridescentraden shell inlay, anon., 19th c; wooden box netsuke with rabbit in relief and Somada decoration, and coral ojime,inro, 2 in (5 cm).Author's Collection.

Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Rimpa style gold lacquerthree-case inro.

Left: Arrowheads.

Right:Oak leaves, raden and pewter takamaki-e; in both upper case inscribedinside (apocryphally?) Hokyo Korin zo,19thc,2in (5cm) and2i/4in(6cm).Author's Collection.







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Sashich
Sashichi is the protagonist of a Kabuki play of the enkirimono  group, dramas that turn on the rupture of a relationship, for example, between betrothed lovers. 

Sashichi is a firefighter, the hero of a daredevil profession, who is lionized by the citizens of fire-prone Edo. He exchanges pledges of enduring love with Koito, a popular courtesan, who afterward decides to end their relationship.
Too late,he finds her letter explaining why she had to server their ties.

Her foster mother had shown her document preserved by her real mother in their umbilical cord proving that Koito is the daughter of the samurai who murdered Sashichi's father and against whom Sashichi has sworn revenge. Torn between has love for Sashichi and her duty to her father, Koito resolves to abandon her lover and commit suicide.
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery-  Kabuki
Jihei
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Kabuki
Kirare yosa 
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Kabuki
Kirare oromi
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Kabuki
Ch?bei
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Kabuki
Tokube
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Kabuki
Nikki Danj?
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Supernatural Animals

left:Water Sprite and Cucumber
Kappa to ky?ri

right: Long-haird Water Sprite
Chohatsu kappa
Supernatural Animals

left:Water Sprite's Cranial Vegetable Bowl
Kappa no yasai kobe donbri

right: Feasting Water Sprite
Kappa no gochiso 
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left: Water Sprite's Cranial Vegetable Bowl
Kappa no yasai kobe donbri

right: Feasting Water Sprite
Kappa no gochiso  
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Supernatural Animals

Kudan
the kudan is noto as familiar to me as are other imaginary animals like the shishi and the kirin. the guide for this model was an old netsuke.


Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Supernatural Animals

Double-ended Monster

S?men kaibutsu
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Bat?
Bat? is a Bugaku masuk.
"Ba"means "to pull out,"and "t?"means "head,"
Sagemono-Trad Japan's Gallery- Sharaku Big Head
sharaku no ?kubi