Hei Tiki

 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

 47mm long


 carved from Whale Bone

50mm, can be worn as a necklace

Tadpoles and Shell

 Material : Deer Antler

Frog .  *SOLD

 Tiny frog carving from Whale Tooth with Tortoise shell eyes .        21mm

 *for sale

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

 for sale 

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

for sale 


Carved from deer antler


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


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


 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

*for sale

Blue Whale / Netsuke, Whistle


Material: Tagua Nut with Bull Horn

Size: 50mm 

 similar one is available


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 Japanese style room)


Material : Wild Boar Tusk

Size :61mm


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