2009/02/07

Bakuchi gambling - dice

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Bakuchi doogu ー Dice Holder with Daruma

博打道具入れ


Rather unusual late Meiji (1910s) miniature Japanese bronze dice holder pendant in a shape of sitting Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma wearing his monastic robe and holding an open book in his hand. The material of the piece appears to be silver, golden wash on the face. A panel on the bottom slides to the side to reveal a space for holding tiny dice (not included).
Ring on top for hanging, overall in excellent shape. Height with ring 5/8 inches.



source : Dimitry Levit Asian Art



Daruma and Gambling, quite a combination !


I have a small "gambling" box for a travelling loner of the Edo period.
With hanafuda trump cards and a set of other gambling items, including Daruma chips, almost ready for Majongg.

I need to take a photo of this.

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kinchaku bag with Daruma pattern and dice

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daisu ダイス dice for games
saikoro, サイコロ / さいころ dice





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Daruma and Dice for Gambling

This is a thin cotton towel (tenugui).
source : www.saihatei.com

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Two kokeshi from Osaka castle.



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. KOKESHI ... Dice and Daruma in a box

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On Dice in Asia
Irving L. Finkel

Indian dice
nuts, throw-sticks and cowries
long dice
cubic dice

Chinese dice, Japanese dice, Korean dice, Tibetan dice

Orientations September 2004
Reference


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Haikubes Haiku Dice



Perfect for individual inspiration or as an after-dinner game with friends or family, Haikubes is a set of 63 word cubes that is attractive enough to display on the coffee table. Simply roll the cubes and use the words that come up to create an expressive haiku.
Includes two cubes with inspirational cues to help guide the haiku.
source : Gifts-for-Writers


he rolls the dice
with trembling hands -
autumn clues


Gabi Greve


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lol Love it ... !
Gabi, keep up the good work. . . .
a friend