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 Post subject: shishi fuchi/kashira
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:27 am 
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Hello, fellow koshirae enthusiasts.

I bought the following shishi miniatures at a shop in Haijima - site of the Haijima Daishi (Hongakuji) Temple -- close to where I lived in 1960.

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They have now occupied a prominent place in our homes for the past fifty years -- protecting them as it were.

I have always wanted to have a koshirae ensemble with shishi themed fittings but I never could find any I really liked until now. By sheer chance I have come by this fuchi/kashira that are especially appealing to me, being made of raw copper (suaka), that has attained a lovely chocolate patina:

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I would like to find out if there is a particular relationship between the tsuba, fuchi/kashira and menuki that make up this ensemble.

Here are the menuki (Daikon radishes?):

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And here is the tsuba - engraved weeping Wisteria (sagari fuji):

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Thank you,

James


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