Elisabeth Johnsen

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Japanese Art, Screens, Ivory, Objects, Fotografie, Painting Prints

Some of my favorite netsuke from the huge collection on my comp.

A Wood and Coral Netsuke of a

An Ivory Netsuke of a Woman Cutting Her Toenails, signed Yasufusa, Tokyo, Taisho Period (Early Century)

netsuke carving  I love the craftsmanship that goes into creating one of these beautiful objects. It must be so gratifying to the artist to be able to created whole new worlds out of a piece of mammoth tusk or wood.

netsuke carving I love the craftsmanship that goes into creating one of these beautiful objects. It must be so gratifying to the artist to be able to created whole new worlds out of a piece of mammoth tusk or wood.

how netsuke and inro were worn

Netsuke were used as a hanging pendant on a traditional Japanese clothing kimonono (着 物) and kosode (帯 钳), which was devoid of pockets. Little things like a pouch or key was placed in special containers, called sagemono (下げ 物).