Re: [SCA-JML] Stool
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig! May of the images you are referencing are
from commercial furniture sites where the advertising copy can be at
times rather imaginative. Shinto is an indigenous Japanese religion
having nothing in particular to do with China and even less with
"Chinese" bar stools. The illustration of Saigo does deserve a bit of
> I don't know the date of this image but it shows one samuraiAs already pointed out, the illustration dates from the 19th century.
> sitting on the folding stool you mentioned and another sitting on
> what almost looks like a table: http://upload.wikimedia.org/
You will note that there are two seated figures. One of these is
wearing a western style military uniform and appears to be sitting on
a chair. The figure on the right appears to be sitting on a four
legged folding x-structure Japanese camp stool. Neither of the two
stool forms you originally posted makes any particular attempt at
replicating the camp stool shown in this illustration. Incidentally,
there are lots of illustrations of pre-modern Japanese camp stools
out there if you are interested in replicating one of them.
Your Humble Servant