Silent Witness Netsuke - A shiny black eggplant is hiding a little mouse burrowing into its soft and juicy flesh. A large attentive owl is sliding quietly through the warm nocturnal air softly beating its wings.
Netsuke are button-like devices, especially of ivory or wood, worn to suspend articles from the sash of a kimono. During the Meiji period netsuke evolved beyond mostly functional use into intricately carved ornamental art ob
The survival of the Ephrussi netsuke collection as the leitmotif of one man’s discovery and retelling of his family history has captivated millions. Edmund de Vaal’s ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes’ has rekindled interest in the Japanese netsuke