Dust jacket notes: "Among the growing number of books dealing with the fascinating miniature sculptures of Japan known as netsuke, none so far has treated the subject specifically from the viewpoint of the amateur collector. It is the purpose of the present volume to answer the need for such a guide. The book fulfills this purpose by organizing for the first time in easy reference form the assorted bits and pieces of information included in earlier books about netsuke. At the same time it approaches the subject from the point of view of the amateur collector rather than that of an owner discussing his own accomplished collection. Ever since Japan's emergence a little over a century ago from her long period of seclusion under Tokugawa rule, netsuke have exerted an almost irresistible attraction for Western collectors. These tiny carvings - exquisite in detail, charming in conception, and delightful for the sheer tactual pleasure to be experienced in handling them - captivated admirers of Japanese art and craftsmanship. Basically, netsuke were utilitarian in purpose, for they were designed to serve as pendants or toggles to support medicine boxes, writing cases, smoking equipment, and similar articles worn suspended by a cord from the obi - a practical device since the kimono had no pockets. At first quite primitive in design, they soon became more and more sophisticated, and their carvers turned increasingly to the legendry of Japan and China for inspiration and subject matter. As Japanese costume became ever more Westernized, however, netsuke went out of fashion and, almost simultaneously, became the object of intensive search by collectors and museums...." Hardcover, 9 x 8 inches, 245 pages, Index, 145 black & white and 25 full color illustrations, List of Netsuke Carvers (with name in both Japanese and Western characters) with notes.
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