Material: Whale Tooth, Bekko(Tortoise Shell) with Gold Leaf
it's carved fropm tip of Whale tooth and still has got original outline shape.
Sansyo-Uo = Japanese Giant Salamander
carved from Black Coral
can be worn as a Necklace
Material: Pilot Whale's Ear Bone
Hei Tiki #Sold
carved from Deer Antler Crown, Paua Shell
carved from Pilot Whale Ear Bone . Bat is believed a mammal which brings happiness and Good fortune in Japan. *can be worn as a necklace
carved from Whale Bone / 60mm length
Fugu / Puffer Fish
carved from Whale Bone. Mother of Pearl for eyes
Fugu=Pufferfish is a highly praised food in Japan. Fugu the word is similar with Fuku which means Good Fortune, so it's believed it brings you good fortune.
Tadpoles and Shell
Material : Deer Antler
降り龍 Kudari-Ryu / Dragon from the Heaven (messenger of the god)
Carved from Deer Antler, Red Coral, Mother of Pearl, Goat Horn
can be worn as a Necklace / 79mm wide
Frog . *SOLD
Tiny frog carving from Whale Tooth with Tortoise shell eyes . 21mm
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
Arrow Squid Necklace
carved from Fur Seal Tooth, Inlaid Merino Sheep Horn & Goat Horn Eyes
Humpback Whale / ornament, Okimono
Cow Bone (one piece) with Deer Antler Crown Base
Humpback Whale / Necklace . *Sold
carved from Cow Bone (one piece)
Goat Horn inlaid(eyes)
93mm for sale
Kiwi Bird Skeleton / Necklace
carved from deer antler crown
Carved from deer antler
Hair Pin / Kanzashi
Carved from Deer Antler
Paua shell on top (like flower)
145mm long for sale
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
Carved from Sperm Whale Tooth / Can be worn as a Necklace
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
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. *similar one is available
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
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
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 . #SOLD
Material: Tagua Nut with Bull Horn
similar one is available
Blue Whale Mother and Calf . #N/A
Material: Tagua Nut with Bull Horn
for TOHORA/Whales Exhibition
Material: Wild Pig Tusk
Zashiki-Taka (=Hawk in Japanese style room)
Material : Wild Boar Tusk
In Edo era in Japan, house spiders were dealt with Gold, but only the spiders which are really good at catching fly. They are called Zashiki-taka, because the catching style looks like a Hawk catches a prey. I carved a fly on the backside.
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