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February New York Chapter Meeting

  • Sunday, February 12, 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Szechuan Gourmet Restaurant


at its next meeting:

Sunday, February 12, 2017
2:00 P.M.

Szechuan Gourmet

1395 Second Avenue (near 72nd/73rd Streets)

Restaurant phone:  212-737-1838

Last year at our February meeting, Dieuwke Eijer presented an extremely interesting lecture, based on research she had done.  At our upcoming meeting, she will be giving a lecture in which she will present her findings from the research she has continued to do on this subject.  Here is Dieuwke's introduction to this year's presentation:

Last year I talked about the adventures of Wasobyoe or Wasobei, a traveler beyond the world as the Japanese knew it in 1774. Although his image in netsuke, or any other art medium for that matter, is scarce, we looked at some examples last year. We also looked at a few ambiguous interpretations. Since then, the search for netsuke with related subject matter and research of the underlying literature has continued and revealed some twists in the story. This upcoming talk will reflect the different paths the research took, and we will look at the story in a wider context. 

If you happen to have any netsuke that show Wasobyoe or may show him, please bring those netsuke to the meeting.  Also, feel free to bring any other netsuke you may want.

Please join us at the meeting.

Best regards,


Please bring cash for your food/drink.

RSVP to:  Jeffrey Klotz, 201-600-7197   or jklotz@takaraasianart.com  

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.