Netsuke #9: Tekkai Sennin
One of the Eight Immortal Gods, Tekkai Sennin is often shown as a cripple, exhaling his anima and carrying a walking stick. His soul had gone traveling one day, leaving his body behind. Passers-by thought the body was dead, and cremated and buried it. When Tekkai Sennin returned, he was forced to take another body; the only one available was that of a lame beggar. Gods: they’re just like us!
I’m not totally sure this is the 9th netsuke post, but close enough. The rest (at least the ones that show up when I search for netsuke) can be seen here.