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
Cow Bone (one piece) with Deer Antler Crown Base
carved from Cow Bone (one piece)
Goat Horn inlaid(eyes)
93mm for sale
Kiwi Bird Skeleton / Necklace
carved from deer antler crown
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
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
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
*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
Blue Whale Mother and Calf
Material: Tagua Nut with Bull Horn
for TOHORA/Whales Exhibition
Material: Wild Pig Tusk
Zashiki-Taka (=Hawk in Jpanese style room)
Material : Wild Boar Tusk
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.
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