Events & News

We hope that you will be able to join us for the following events.  Please check back with us to see upcoming events such as chapter meetings, museum and gallery exhibitions, convention registrations, and more!  

If you know of a netsuke-related event that isn't listed here, please contact us.  We appreciate your feedback and your help in sharing netsuke knowledge.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • Monday, December 31, 2018
    50 nominated works of the 5th "THE GOLDEN NETSUKE AWARDS" will be exhibited in one place.



    • Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    National Museum of Mongolia 


    As kimono culture flourished during the Edo period (1603-1868), netsuke, small carvings, were created as toggles to hold pouches and cases containing tobacco and medicine in place on the obi sash worn with the kimono. What began as functional pieces to prevent those little suspended containers from falling to the ground evolved into small but highly creative carvings. Today, classic netsuke have gained international acclaim as remarkably detailed carvings. Contemporary netsuke incorporating new subject matter and approaches have also been attracting attention. This traveling exhibition showcases contemporary netsuke carved of wood by living netsuke carvers in Japan, plus netsuke created by contemporary artists such as Izumi Kato. It also includes wooden netsuke that visitors may touch. Through this exhibition, visitors will appreciate the sophisticated skills and playful minds behind contemporary netsuke as well as its formal beauty and contemporaneity.
    • Saturday, November 10, 2018
    • Sunday, December 09, 2018

    November 10 - December 9, 2018

    Exhibition at Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art
    Shizuoka prefecture


    On view are fun and interesting works of arts and crafts from the Museum collection, including five works of contemporary netsuke that have recently been housed and are put on display for the first time.




    • Monday, November 12, 2018
    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • Asahi Culture Center, Shinjuku
    As an annual event, netsuke created by students of the Center's netsuke carving classes are shown until December 12, 2018, at the entrance of the Asahi Culture Center (on the 10th floor of Sumitomo Building in Shinjuku, Tokyo). On display are a wide variety of works by students whose carving skills are improving year by year!


    https://www.asahiculture.jp/shinjuku

    • Sunday, December 02, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Savour Sichuan, 108 W 39th Street
    Please join the NEW YORK Chapter of the INTERNATIONAL NETSUKE SOCIETY
    at its next meeting:
    Sunday, December 2, 2018
     2:00 P.M.

    New Location!
    Savour Sichuan
    108 W 39th St.
    New York, NY 

    Restaurant phone:  212-221-7237


    Please Note:  As of September 2018, we are no longer meeting at Szechuan Gourmet.  The name and address of the new restaurant appears above.

    At our upcoming meeting, Bob Goode will give his annual junishi presentation.  2019 will bring THE YEAR OF THE BOAR.  In Bob's talk, he will discuss the role of boars in Japanese history, mythology and art, with special attention to their representation in netsuke. Please bring your boar netsuke to the meeting.  Also, feel free to bring any other netsuke you may want.

    Please join us at the meeting.

    Best regards, Jeffrey    
    Please bring cash for your food/drink.
    RSVP to:  Jeffrey Klotz, 201-600-7197   or jklotz@takaraasianart.com

Past events

Sunday, October 14, 2018 October Northern California Chapter Meeting
Sunday, September 16, 2018 NYC September Chapter Meeting
Saturday, July 14, 2018 June Northern California Chapter Meeting
Sunday, June 03, 2018 June New York Netsuke Chapter Meeting
Sunday, April 15, 2018 INS NW Chapter - Spring Meeting
Sunday, March 11, 2018 March Northern California Chapter Meeting
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Southern California INS Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Netsuke Exhibition at Sakura City Museum of Art
Sunday, January 07, 2018 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 2017 October Northern California Chapter Meeting
Sunday, September 24, 2017 September New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, July 21, 2017 Visit to the Museum of Scotland
Sunday, June 25, 2017 June Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Cologne Netsuke Convention 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Once Upon a Time in Japan
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Meet Netsuke
Sunday, February 26, 2017 February Northern California Chapter Meeting
Sunday, February 12, 2017 February New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 18, 2016 December New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, December 09, 2016 Dressed to Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Sunday, July 17, 2016 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 2016 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, May 06, 2016 London Netsuke Convention
Sunday, April 03, 2016 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Inro - Japanese Belt Ornaments: The Anna and Christian Trumpf collection
Saturday, March 05, 2016 Florida Netsuke Meeting
Sunday, December 13, 2015 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting with Max Rutherston
Sunday, December 06, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, November 22, 2015 Northwest INS Chapter Meeting 11/22
Sunday, October 18, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, September 04, 2015 Baltimore INS Convention 2015
Sunday, August 09, 2015 Los Angeles Chapter Pre-Convention Meeting
Sunday, June 07, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, April 12, 2015 Los Angeles Spring Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting during Asia Week
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Morita Soko's Netsuke on TV
Sunday, February 15, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 21, 2014 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting & Party
Sunday, December 07, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, September 21, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, August 03, 2014 Seattle Chapter Summer Luncheon Meeting
Thursday, July 03, 2014 Netsuke: Miniature Masterpieces
Sunday, June 01, 2014 Netsuke and Other Miniatures
Sunday, May 18, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Japanese Netsuke Talk & Tour at LACMA
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Spring Exhibition of Dream at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Netsuke: The Prince Takamado Collection
Sunday, March 16, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, February 16, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 18, 2014 Japanese Netsuke Talk at LACMA
Friday, January 10, 2014 Toledo Museum Online Scavenger Hunt
Monday, January 06, 2014 Japanese Netsuke Talk at LACMA
Sunday, October 20, 2013 INS SoCA Chapter Meeting
Sunday, October 06, 2013 New York Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings from Japan
Friday, July 12, 2013 Japanese netsuke at the British Museum
Monday, July 01, 2013 Summer Exhibition at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum
Sunday, June 02, 2013 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, May 10, 2013 INS Convention - London 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Netsuke II Pieces from Private Hungarian Collections
Sunday, April 28, 2013 INS SoCA Chapter Meeting
Thursday, April 04, 2013 In A Nutshell - Japanese Netsuke from European Collections
Monday, April 01, 2013 The Next Stage" at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum
Sunday, March 17, 2013 New York Meeting during Asia Week
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Netsuke of the Meiji Period - an online exhibit from LACMA
Sunday, February 24, 2013 San Francisco Chapter Meeting
Sunday, February 24, 2013 INS SoCA Show & Tell / Buy & Sell Meeting
Sunday, February 17, 2013 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, February 01, 2013 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Winter Opening: Masatoshi Nakamura
Sunday, December 09, 2012 Northwest Fall Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 02, 2012 NY Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Tokyo National Museum: HIH Prince Takamado Collection
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Tokyo National Museum: The Go Collection
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Milano Netsuke Meeting
Sunday, September 16, 2012 SoCA Meeting in Los Angeles
Sunday, August 05, 2012 Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting
Sunday, July 01, 2012 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Summer Opening: Yoka Mukaida
Sunday, April 01, 2012 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Opening: Love by Netsuke Artists
Sunday, February 26, 2012 SoCA Meeting in Los Angeles
Sunday, February 19, 2012 New York Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Opening for Jin Kuwabara
Sunday, January 29, 2012 SoCA Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 04, 2011 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, November 13, 2011 SoCA Meeting in Los Angeles
Thursday, October 13, 2011 Special Sagemonoya 20th Anniversary
Sunday, October 09, 2011 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, October 02, 2011 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
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