International Netsuke Society Journal - 2017

One of the great benefits of joining the International Netsuke Society is the quarterly journal which the society publishes.  Articles are written by various collectors, scholars and dealers of netsuke.  Published with high quality papers, the journal is handsome as well as being extremely informative and educational.



Summer 2017 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • Genryosai Minkoku, an Early Edo Netsukeshi
    Part I
    Giovanni Rimondi
  • Chapters
  • Eastern Humor, Irony, and Thoughts in Netsuke Design
    Ikuko Kimura, PhD, and Yushi Tanida
  • Netsuke and Anma
    John Boyle
  • Netsuke Stories Bring Japan to Life in Washington DC
    Yoko Tsuge and Takaaki Nemoto
  • Auctions
    Oliver Moss
  • The Lacquer Master Shojosai, 1900-1978
    Heinz and Else Kress

Cover: 
Coiled dragon, ivory, with black horn pupils. The overall shape is that of a tama (magic jewel), which dragons are often seen clutching. Unsigned, attributed to Mitsuharu (1750 - 1780), Kyoto.  Collection of Beverly and Jay Hopkins.  Included in the Washington DC exhibition, "Meet Netsuke," in 2017.
Spring 2017 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • 2017 Cologne INS Convention Bulletin
  • Exhibition in Washington DC
  • Chapters
  • Juntoku Minko from Tsu
    Neil Holton
  • Report on the Tobacco & Salt Museum Exhibition and Related Events
    Ikuko Kimura, Ph.D., Yushi Tanida, Reiko Tachibana
  • On the Continent
    Gabor Wilhelm
  • A Look at Old-Fashioned Inrō Described in 1705 by a Kyoto Makie-shi
    Heinz and Else Kress
  • Book Review
    Kokusai The Genius: And Stag-antler Carving in Japan
    Richard Silverman
  • In Memoriam
Winter 2017 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • 2017 Cologne INS Convention Bulletin
  • Chapters
  • NAMAZU
    How a Giant Catfish Propelled Old Japan into Modernity: Reflections in Prints, Netsuke
    David S. White, Esq.
  • Contrasting Styles
    Adelaida Sánchez Rus
  • Modern Pioneers: Richard Silverman
    Autobiography of a Silver Kirin, Part 2
    Susan Atchley, Ph.D.
  • Auctions
    Oliver Moss
  • In Memoriam: Michael Frank
    Stefan Landau

Cover: 

Namazu (earthquake fish).
Sashi-style netsuke carved from umimatsu;
the striations are peculiar to this material.  
David S. White collection. Article begins on page 10.

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