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International Netsuke Society Journal - 2023

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.

Spring 2023 Issue

Volume 43, Number 1

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  • Three in the Morning
    Christopher Beamer
  • The Armchair Collector: Kaosho Rochishin
    Richard Hieronymus
  • The Youngest Collector: Lessons From My Grandfather
    Robin Groeneveldt
  • Ramblings of a Retired Auctioneer: Changing the Game Neil Davey
  • Bridging Traditions, Bridging Oceans: The Netsuke of Nick Lamb Robyn G. Peterson
  • Auctions
    Joseph & Elena Kurstin Collection Max Rutherston
  • Tsugaru-nuri: A 20th Century Revival
    of Ancient Japanese Sword-Scabbard Lacquer Techniques
    Else and Heinz Kress

Kaosho Rochishin, ivory, with inscription Kaosho. See p. 8

The International Netsuke Society is vehemently opposed to the trafficking, trade or commerce of illegal ivory, horn or any other illegal material. We support and comply with all international laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Endangered Species Act, and the African Elephant Conservation Act.