Netsuke for Sale

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If you have any enquiries, just contact Fumio please. (for price enquiry, please indicate which one(s)  


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Giant Snail / Powelliphanta

 Material: Deer Antler Crown, Tortoise Shell, Goat Horn

Frog .       *Sold

 Material: Deer Antler, Tortoise Shell

Crab on Lotus Leaf #1

 Material: Orca Tooth, Paua Shell, Goat Horn

Fujin / God of the Wind

 Fujin is collecting the power wind to his bag. There is a Fan (Uchiwa) on the other side which has 風(Wind) character on it. The Fan is for blowing out the wind. He also sucked a Ko-Oni demon on his bag which you see on top of the bag.

Carved from Deer Antler

"Get out of here, now!"   Octopus is trying to escape from trap clay pot .       *For Sale

 Traditionary in Japan, clay pots are used for commercial Octopus catching. The way started more than 1500 years ago(believed in Yayoi Era/ around AD200). In Akashi area, the octopus clay pots are still used more than 60% of Octopus catching. This Netsuke is showing the scene that the Octopus is sneaking out of the landed Clay pot.

*carved from Deer Antler

 43mm high

 inlaid goat horn eyes, dyed by Yasya

KoOni is playing with Oni(Hannya) Mask
42mm Netsuke
carved from Deer Antler
*KoOni is a kid of Demon/Ogre and is a bit naughty, but adorable rather than scary. He is trying to pretend he is big and scary.
"Himotoshi" holes are formed in between legs
I have checked the balance when I put cord and hung Inro, that was good. 
『鬼の面で遊ぶ小鬼』 42mm 鹿角

Crab Netsuke

 Deer Antler Crown/ Goat horn

 46mm W, 34mm D

Crab #2

 Deer Antler Crown, Goat Horn



 Material: Deer Antler Crown, Paua Shell

Octopus catches fish

 carved from deer antler with mother of black pearl for eyes which glint



 carved from deer antler, mother of pearl



 carved from recycled antique Ivory, Goat Horn

38mm length


Bean Pod         *Sold

 carved from Deer Antler


Nioh / Kongo rikishi "A"gyo Netsuke

 One of the Niohs who protect the Idol of the Temple

 This is "A" Gyo who is mouth open and stands western side of the gate

 carved from Deer Antler

61mm .   *can be worn as a Necklace

Tuatara / Living Dinosaur / Netsuke, Necklace

 carved from Deer Antler

105mm length


Shakuhachi Netsuke

 carved from Deer Leg Bone

 150mm length

 you can play music, but very different note from real Bamboo Shakuhachi

Crab on Lotus Leaf

 Material: Whale Tooth, Paua/abalone shell, Goat Horn

 60mm long


Carved from Deer Antler Crown, Goat Horn for Eyes


 Material: Deer Antler Crown, Goat Horn

54mm diameter

Koi Carp going up the waterfall / 鯉の滝登り

Carved from Deer Antler with Paua shell(as a water pool on top and two little ones for water drops)

Popular design in Japanese Kakejyuku (scroll) .This particular design means "success" "accomplishment". Carp is believed as the only fish who can swim up water fall and the become Dragon.

67mm * For Sale

Awabi / Paua/ Abalone  with Starfish

 carved from Deer Antler Crown


The rim of the original Antler represents Paua's Foot

"Syunga" Netsuke

Kiyohime / Dojoji Netsuke .  *Sold


Grazing Horse

 Material: Deer Antler Crown, Goat Horn(eyes)

 48mm tall


 Material: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl, Goat Horn


Sperm Whale VS Giant Squid

 Material: Deer Antler, Goat Horn, Tortoise shell(red eyes)

 43mm wide X 40mm hight

 I used unique natural shape of antler to carve a squid and Whale.

 *nice to ware as a necklace 

Tuatara (survivor from dinosaur age) clinging on a Stone 

  Deer Antler, Wild Goat Horn

  36mm High

*can be worn as a Necklace

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

48mm .         *Not Available


 Tagua Nut(Vegetable Ivory), Wild Goat Horn

46mm High

New Zealand Native Parrot. Nocturnal. Heaviest and flightless Parrot


 Tagua Nut(Vegetable Ivory), Inlaid Merino sheep horn & Goat Horn eyes

42mm / Nice holding size 

Octopus Manju Netsuke  

 Deer Antler Crown, Inlaid Merino Sheep Horn & Goat Horn Eyes


Dancing Octopus

 Tagua Nut(Vegetable Ivory), Sheep horn, Goat Horn


*Black eyes make it looks like smiling and enjoying from the front view

Bird Skull . / can be worn as a necklace

 Material: Deer Antler    


Hakuzosu = Fox in the disguise of a priest    

 One of the very popular Netsuke theme which I love too. This Hakuzosu alludes to the Kyogen plays "Tsurigitune" originating in the story of a priest of the Eitoku era(1381-1384) who worshiped the rice deity Inaba and was protected by three magic foxes. In the plays, a fox transforms itself into a priest and uses this disguise to warn humans of the dangers of pursuing its fellow animals. 

I carved this from Hippopotamus tooth. 80mm high.  *not available

"Day Dream" Lady Octopus  

 carved from deer antler

 Double inlaid eyes( Merino Sheep Horn and Wild Goat Horn)


Tuatara (Spiny Back) / Netsuke, Necklace  *Sold

carved from deer antler crown

inlaid eyes(wild goat horn)

73mm wide X 35mm high / available at Suter Art Gallery

Watching You! / のぞき穴 

Material: Deer Antler Crown

             Tortoise shell, Goat Horn (eyes)

             Paua Shell/ Abalone (signature)


 The idea is an octopus is hiding under the empty Paua shell and it's watching outside through a hole of abalone to find a prey.

 *can be worn as a Necklace

Blue Whale / Sperm Whale Tooth, Goat Horn for eyes 

 68.6mm long 

I used the natural shape of the whole whale tooth. So the whale looks more lively.

Puppy . *Sold

 Material: Deer Antler, Goat Horn

 57mm W X 35mm H

 The antler has got unique colour and texture. I meant it as patchy pattern of the dog.

Himotoshi is formed in between the body and right legs

Octopus catching a fish

 Deer Antler/ Black Pearl Shell

 95mm *Sold

Kaeru / Frog *Sold

 Boxwood, Goat Horn .  *The Boxwood's grown in Nelson Region

Thinking Frog / かんがえる(かん蛙)★ Sold

This Netsuke comes from playing word in Japanese.

Tiny cute piece , 25mm high. Carved from deer antler. Inlaid goat horn eyes.

It could be a Ojime because of the size, but I decided it to be a Nestuke ( also wearable from your neck). Himotoshi Hole on his Back.


Weta belong to the same order as crickets and grasshoppers, but are virtually unchanged from their ancestors of 190 million years ago(more ancient than Tuatara). One of New Zealand's most fascinating and significant animals.

Carved from Deer Antler Crown

Eyes inlaid by Goat Horn 

46mm L      *Sold

Hannya / Demonised Female Play Mask    *Sold

 Material: Deer Antler Crown


 Hair pin is carved on back side