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  1. shisa27


    The Carving Path forum respondants to my querys: thank you so much for all of your help, I really appreciate it! I hope you all have happy holidays! Margaret
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    In the old days of the Japanese there was a madanbashi village that had a problem with a monster who would come onto their island and eat their livestock. One day the king came to visit the village with his guards. The village men decided to fight back. A wise and old woman named Chiru told the king to 'hold out his kara-shishi and the dragon will be sure to retreat.' The king held out the charm (netsuke) and loud lion noises came from the kara-shishi and a giant wave sent the monster back into the ocean. Then a giant boulder came from the sky and pinned the monster underwater. This tale comes from Naha, Okinawa, Japan where I was born. It may be unbelieveable but that is the tale. It is said much better when it is written in depth... but that's what I have from memory.
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    Kara-shishi have many names and their origin in debatable. Mostly recorded as coming from China... They are also considered Korean or Japanese as well. They are Chinese lion dogs... There is an old tale about the kara-shishi if you are interested...
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    Hi, my name is Margaret Murray. I was wondering if anyone does netsuke carvings of Kara-shishi or know someone who does please help. I am a high school student doing a project on kara-shishi netsuke. I was wondering if anyone could answer a few questions for me about you as an artist that I can use in my project to properly finish my project. I thank you VERY much if you respond, but if not that is okay too. Your name: Country of Birth: Country of residence: Birth date: Media of Choice: can you also please list 10 to 15 facts about yourself? Thank you very much! Margaret