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International Netsuke Society Journal - 2021

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.

Winter 2021 Issue

Volume 41, Number 4

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  • President's Letter
  • INS Amsterdam Convention Bulletin
  • News from JapanBunran Wendy Makino
  • Ramblings of a Retired Auctioneer: A Man of InfluenceNeil K. Davey
  • Figural Netsuke of Ogawa HaritsuBen Peters
  • Art Names Talk, Signatures Speak: Ryusui and YokoKomada Makiko
  • Collector’s Corner: A Few of My Favorite NetsukeMilton Stratos
  • On the ContinentHugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • AuctionsMax Rutherston
  • A Look at Some Inro Decorated with Cheerful Chinese Sages in Sylvan Settings, Imprinted and Carved in Imitated Tsuishu and TsuikokuElse and Heinz Kress
  • In Memoriam: Joseph Kurstin
  • Exhibition: The Hare with Amber Eyes

Cover: Agyō and Ungyō, attributed to Ogawa Haritsu. Collection of Ben Peters. See p. 16.

Fall 2021 Issue

Volume 41, Number 3

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  • President's Letter
  • INS Amsterdam Convention Bulletin
  • Netsuke: Miniature Masterpieces from Japan at Bristol Museum & Art GalleryAmy Raphael
  • Collectors’ Corner: A Few of My Favorite ThingsJudy Barnewolt-Jones
  • Ramblings of a Retired Auctioneer, Part 1Neil K. Davey
  • AuctionsMax Rutherston
  • On the ContinentHugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Two Inrō Covered with the Skin of a Water Bird’s Webbed Feet Haruyuki (Ryusai)Else and Heinz Kress

Cover: Octopus by Michael Webb; image courtesy of Bonhams London. (See p. 26)

Summer 2021 Issue

Volume 41, Number 2


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  • President's Letter
  • INS Amsterdam Convention Bulletin
  • Zooming through the Pandemic Steve Koppich
  • Museum News from Japan: Mizuki Jugodo Prize Bunran Wendy Makino
  • Hikidashi Tsuki Inro David Butsumyo
  • Breaking News: Elderly Man Saved by Small Wooden Carving! Neil K. Davey
  • AuctionsMax Rutherston
  • On the ContinentHugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Nine Sets of Inrō, Ojime, and Netsuke Owned by Emperor KomeiElse and Heinz Kress

Cover:  Hikidashi tsuki inro by Shibata Zeshin and Hirata Narisuke. (See p. 16)

Spring 2021 Issue

Volume 41, Number 1


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  • President's Letter
  • Amsterdam INS Convention Bulletin
  • 2020 Financial Statements
  • JASA/INS Joint Webinar: Netsuke & Sagemono in the Year of the OxSusan Romaine
  • Museum News from Japan: Golden Netsuke AwardsWendy Buran Makino
  • Indexes of Netsuke Artists, Part 3Giovanni Rimondi
  • AuctionsFinn Daley Roberts
  • On the ContinentHugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Art Names Talk, Signatures Speak: Haruyuki (Ryusai)Komada Makiko

Cover: Raiden caught in spider web, ivory, signed Hakuyosai Shoraku. (See p. 25)

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.