Kishu Book Part 2

Day 2 of my post a day challenge, continuing with the same Kishu book.

 And the famous Nachi no Ichi Go
 Not sure how this one's name is supposed to read since there's quite a few readings for this kanji. He's a good example of the difference between the 'shishigata' (boar type) and 'shikagata' (deer type) in the Japanese hunting breeds.

EDIT: Apparently his name is read 'Ri'


  1. Great idea with sharing the book and seeing you back to posting! I wish I could read Japanese to really dissect the knowledge and history in the book!

    1. I've read all these books, over 30 of these old out of print buggers. There's a lot of interesting stuff to glean out of them, but I don't know that I'll ever have time to translate them.

  2. When you say that last dog is a good example of the different types, are Kishu generally more "shishigata" vs that dog, that may be more "shikagata"?

    1. I would say that they throw toward heavier dogs, but that's just a matter of opinion, and in comparison to the Shikoku.


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