3. Sets of tosogu

Eggplant and pepper fuchigashira.

SOLD Seemengly just vegetable but it is more behind them.  I asked my Japanese friend a netsuke carver Shikamasa to explain more the motif and here are his words: The eggplants are so popular motive for sword fitting. A eggplatnt/茄子 itself is one of engimono/lucky items, as its pronounceation “nasu” is same as 成す/achieve, but there is another reason, I… Read More