A wood netsuke of a shojo By Tadayuki of Nagoya, Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century
Oleg Doroshenko - Hamster with a nut
Snail on tub. Japanese netsuke, made of wood, by Shigemasa 重正
Bats ^..^ ^..^
A fine wood netsuke of a female hare By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856), Tanba, early 19th century
This is the intended use of the Netsukes. To hold a purse at the waist. They became an art form as does so much in Japanese life. They have been desired as collections and as jewels in single possessions.
"It's Cold" The Monkey netsuke by Sergei Osipov. Go to web page to see 12 views/close-ups of the netsuke.
pouch full of nuts
Netsuke (no date, material, source, etc) depicting carp swimming upward among the reeds