Netsuke #9: Tekkai Sennin

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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.

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20 responses to “Netsuke #9: Tekkai Sennin”

  1. Jodi says :

    Interesting! And great drawing !!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. D.S. says :

    Wow, now that’s very interesting about Tekkai Sennin! I’m unfamiliar with him and his story, but you betcha I’ll be doing some more research on him soon. Beautiful drawing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kirkistan says :

    That’s cool, Kerfe.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    These are so cool, love your paper there too. Love those expressive lines!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Teresa Robeson says :

    Very cool! Looks a bit like the Chinese god of longevity!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. merrildsmith says :

    Interesting story, and very cool drawing!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sharon Mann says :

    Your line work brings out the instability of the character. Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. memadtwo says :

    I honestly think that’s your best netsuke yet. Really expressive and great story too.

    Like

  9. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Such a great drawing! I love this! 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Very interesting and nice drawing!

    Liked by 1 person

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