Frog thinking about new world

 carved from Deer Antler / finished Nov 2017

 * For Sale

Squid Letter Opener

 carved from Cow Bone with Goat Horn inlaid

 180mm   *For Sale/ $580

Arrow Squid    Necklace

 carved from Fur Seal Tooth, Inlaid Merino Sheep Horn & Goat Horn Eyes

53mm   *for sale   


Humpback Whale

 Cow Bone (one piece) with Deer Antler Crown Base

 for sale 

Humpback Whale

carved from Cow Bone (one piece)

Goat Horn inlaid(eyes)

93mm     for sale 

Kiwi Bird Skeleton / Necklace

 carved from deer antler crown

for sale 

Sting Ray / Necklace

 carved from Deer Antler


Carved from deer antler


Oni yarai=Setsubun Festival(on the eve of the lunar spring)

Oni Demon is running away from the beans which were pelted by people in the Setsubun Festival

Material: Deer Antler Crown with Goat horn(eyes)

            Lignum Vitae for a Bean

Dyed with Yashabushi


Hair Pin / Kanzashi

Carved from Deer Antler

Paua shell on top (like flower)

145mm long  for sale

Kakapo Necklace

Material: Deer Antler Crown / Goat Horn(eyes)

57.2mm long  /Sold  *Similar one is available


Endangered Parrot, Kakapo. Flightless, nocturnal and heavyweight New Zealand bird. I used the rim of the crown for expression of the bird. Backside is a feather. 


Rocky Shore / Netsuke (can be worn as a necklace)   Crab, Starfish and Paua

carved from Deer Antler Crown, Paua shell and mother of Pearl

for sale  

Humpback Whale

 Carved from Sperm Whale Tooth

 Goat Horn eyes  * for sale

New Life / Deer Antler


Skull and Snake NETSUKE / can be worn as a necklace


Snake has inlaid horn eyes. This time the snake's tongue out.

made from Deer antler

32mm High


*similar one is available

Octopus from Tagua Nut.

The eyes are rendered in the "Happo-nirami"(literally, "glaring in eight directions") technique, creating an effect in which the Octopus's gaze seems to follow the viewer.


Squid Netsuke with hidden knife

I wanted to make a netsuke which has a hidden knife. I got the idea long time ago and was looking for a suitable material. This piece can be used as a SASHI Netsuke. Sold

I carved this Blue Whale from JET.

JET is a petrified wood from UK. My hands got totally black while I was carving. And the dust is very sticky. It's quite brittle like coal. Commission


 Material: Sperm Whale Tooth + Merino sheep horn + Bull Horn 

This octopus Netsuke is beautifully done by using natural colour of the material.

White part is the outside of the tooth and yellower part is the inside ivory. Octopuses change their body colour, so I used the material feature to give it reality.  Sold

Odoru Tako (= Dancing Octopus)


Material; Tagua Nut with Merino Seep horn, Bull Horn

Size: 46mm L, 31mm H    Sold


Snake / Wild Pig Tusk / 85mm Long


I got this pig tusk from a member of our Japanese Drumming team. Her husband is a hunter. This wild pig tusk was big and has got a beautifull pink natural colour.

Carved as a Netsuke

Blue Whale / Netsuke, Whistle


Material: Tagua Nut with Bull Horn

Size: 50mm 



Blue Whale Mother and Calf


Material: Tagua Nut with Bull Horn

for TOHORA/Whales Exhibition



Material: Wild Pig Tusk

Size: 55mm



Zashiki-Taka (=Hawk in Jpanese style room)


Material : Wild Boar Tusk

Size :61mm


In Edo ara in Japan, house spiders were dealt with Gold, but only the spiders which are really good at catching Flys. They are called Zashiki-taka, because the catching style looks like a Hawk catches a prey. I carved a fly on the backside. 


 (Demon Catcher)


Syoki, a giant spiritual figure, was the protector of Emperor Genso(713-755). He is a god who excludes devils. He has big eyes, thick beard and mustache. Usually, he wears a black crown and gumboots. Holds a sword in right hand and a little devil in his left hand.

This Syoki was made to order for the client's finger as a ring.


Kai, Kani and Karei (Clam shell, Crab and Flounder)


Fumio intended to carve three things in one piece that all starts the same sound in Japanese. The second title is " Senkyaku " which means " there was a visitor who had been there before ".

When the baby flounder landed in a clam shell, there had been a crab in there. Carved as a Netsuke.


Material : Ivory

Size : 43mm