Netsuke for Sale         *click the photo to enlarge

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


Octopus and a Pot      *SOLD


 Materials: Deer Antler, 

*The Octopus is trying to get in a Pot. Octopus changes body colour, so I used Natural Antler Texture for it. Setting clay pots in the sea is one of traditional Japanese Octopus catching way.

Nine-Tailed Fox


Material:Deer Antler

*Nine-Tailed Fox is a kind of Yokai or mythical creatures. It appears only if the world is peace.

YukiーOnna (雪女)=Snow Woman     *SOLD

Yuki-onna is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore that is often depicted in Japanese literature, films, or animation. When I was little, Yuki-Onna was a one of scariest Yokai / Obake. When it's heavy snow, snow storm, it is told Yuki-Onna may appear and she freezes people by her cold breath.

 This piece comes with the stand which is made from Deer Antler and White Beach stone.

Yuki-Onna is carved from Deer Antler (100mm length), eyes are inlaid Mother of Pearl

Kiyohime /from the story of DoJo-Ji Temple

 Kiyohime just transformed herself to Jya (or can say Evil Dragon). She is holding bell striking stick .

 Material: Deer Antler

Under the Sea

 Octopus is moving out from its shelter to check  it outside.

 Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Peal    45mm

Raiden(raijin) looking down through the cloud

 Raiden who makes sunder by drumming his Taiko drum(on his back),  looking down through the cloud.

Materials; Deer Antler, Buffalo horn        48mm

Japanese Shika Deer     *SOLD

 Japanese Shika(Sika) with Japanese Maple Leaf that represents October in Japan.

 Carved from Deer Antler. Buffalo horn inlaid for eyes.


Fugu / Inflated Puffer Fish           

 carved from Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn inlaid for eyes

KARASU TENGU /Off to the Sky          *Sold

 Materials: Deer Antler. Buffalo Horn


Can you see that he wears One-tooth-Geta(wooden sandal)?

Concentration / Frog meditating

*The frog is on meditation, but he's been interrupted by a slug on his head. He's trying to concentrate but his face tells ....

Materials: Deer Antler, Merino Sheep Horn and Goat Horn (right eye), Buffalo Horn (Left eye), Black mother of Pearl (Slug)


Snail and Bamboo / TAKE-ni-KATATSUMURI  竹にかたつむり.  *SOLD

 Materials: Cow Bone, Buffalo Horn


This piece is made as a kind of ZEN Question. Bamboo is known as a fast grower, like the proverb "Ugo-no Takenoko" which means Bamboo shoot after rain they have grown amazingly big. On the other hand Snail represents slow mover. The snail is crawling on a piece of bamboo which had grown and been cut already. Looking at this piece, would you feel "ZEN 禅” question???

Karasu Tengu ~ Resting

 Sleeping/ Resting Karasu Tengu. The eyes look like narrowly open that I wanted to show his paying attention to his surroundings all the time.

*Materials: Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn (Tokin= Cap)


Coiled Mouse

 Materials: Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn

FUKURA-SUZUME= Lucky Sparrow

 Winter Fat Sparrow brings you good fortune

Materials; Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn

White Snake 

 Materials: Deer Antler, shell


White Snake is believed it's the messenger of Shinto God in Japan. Special creature.

KUDARI-RYU = Dragon from the Heaven

Materials: Warthog Tusk, Mother of Pearl(eyes), Gold Leaf, Paua Shell,       105mm

NOBORI-RYU (rising to the heaven) and KUDARI-RYU are often seen as set. Once got in Heaven, then the Dragon has finished ascetic practices/training then it's turned KUDARI-RYU and coming down to the earth as God. 

can be worn as a necklace 

Giant Snail / Powelliphanta

 Materials: Deer Antler Crown, Gold Leaf, Turtle Shell, Goat Horn


 Dyed by Yasha and Japanese Sumi ink


       Materials: Deer Antler, Ebony.             41mm

 We see Birds do pick up feather or leaf, and they sometimes put it on their back. Our chicken do too. So I carved a Kiwi pick up silver fern on its back.


 Materials: tagua Nut, Goat horn

  *Ko-mori means Bat in Japanese, but I made this piece has two meanings by adding a baby bat. "Komori" means Parent embracing baby. So this Netsuke is "Ko-mori's KOMORI". (hope you understand what I mean)

ONI having Moxa Treatment.         *Sold

 Materials: Deer Antler, Red Bamboo Coral, Buffalo Horn


Oni is having Moxa Treatment on his SANRI point (well known point for Moxibustion, acupuncture or Chinese Massage).

Moxa lit on fire and Oni is agony with Heat.


“Another World” / Skeleton Netsuke *SOLD
Materials: Deer Antler, Paua shell(abalone inlaid as Sake on top of the bottle)
*When my wife saw this, “Oh, too much drinking and died” she said. But for me, this piece is that the newcomer( to the new world) is coming to see an old friend to drink and talk together(reunion), like “I’m here, mate!”.
Lotus leaf as an umbrella. He is holding a sake cup in between his feet.

Tuatara with Dinosaur Bone

 Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl.      40mm

 Can be worn as a Necklace 


 Materials: Deer Antler Crown. Buffalo Horn


Hiding Crab #2          *SOLD

 Materials: Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn



 Materials: Mammoth Tusk, Buffalo Horn

 Dimensions: 68mmH x 39mmW x 20mmThickness

*as you can see from the third photo, this horse is carved from outer side of very old Mammoth Tusk(from Alaska). I meant and tried to keep darker colour as much as I can.

Crocodile Netsuke

 Materials: Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn



 Material: Wild Pig Tusk

 78mm, can be worn as a Necklace

TAKE-ni-TORA = Bamboo and Tiger          *Sold

Sashi Netsuke: Himotoshi is formed little bamboo branch 

Traditionally in Japan, Bamboo and Tiger are described together as best match ( like SHISHI-ni-BOTAN= Shishi lion and Peony)  

Materials; Cow Bone, Buffalo Horn.         116mm

Kirin / 48mm.       *Sold

 Materials: Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn(inlaid eyes)

*Kirin is resting after 4000km night run.

Firefly (Lightning Bug) = Hotaru on bamboo grass leaf

 Sashi type of Netsuke. Firefly sitting on a Leaf and making its bottom glowing.

*Materials: Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn, Gold Leaf, Tortoise Shell



 Material: Deer Antler

  Elephant is playing with a ball. Himotoshi is formed around front right leg.

Spider on Kumara Leaf

 Materials: Wild Pig Tusk, Goat Horn(inlaid Eyes).       48mm

Iwami type Netsuke

Crab at Beach at night

 The Pig Tusk represents (crescent)Moon. Paua shell represents the water. The Crab came to the beach for laying eggs.

Deep Burrower (Panope zelandica)

 Material: Deer Antler


Sashi Netsuke or Necklace ( Holes are on the end of shell) or good for cabinet display (quite big piece)

Nioh and Oni / Sumo Netsuke         *Sold

 Materials: Deer Antler, Water Buffalo Horn, Goat Horn

 80mm high

 *I was always thinking to make Sumo Netsuke one day. When I found a unique shaped Deer Antler, I just saw these two guys wrestling. It was so much fun the carving process from start to finish without looking anything photos or painting. My signature is in GUNBAI shaped area.

Red Eyed Frog

 Materials: Deer Antler, Tortoise Shell

Clam Netsuke

 Material: Mammoth Tusk


Kappa-maki (Kappa-Roll) / Sashi Netsuke

 Materials: Deer Antler, Paua Shell, Goat Horn


If you know the Kappa-maki in a menu of Sushi, that contains cucumber in the roll. Because Kappa is told that they love cucumber, so the sushi roll is named "Kappa-maki(=roll)". This netsuke shows cucumber is rolled by Kappa.

Toad (waking up from hibernation)

 Material: Deer Antler, Gold Leaf, Tortoise Shell

 63mm Length

I put Gold Leaf underneath of Tortoise Shell as eyes. So the eyes shimmer. 

Leaping Humpback Whale

 Materials: Deer Antler, Goat Horn(eyes), Paua Shell(on bottom)



 Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl, Goat Horn

*Can be worn as a Necklace


Fugu-Cyochin / Pufferfish Lantern 

 Cyochin=Lantern is common in Japan. People sometimes make it from Fugu/Pufferfish.

 Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl, Ebony(recycled from antique Piano key)


Snail on Lotus Leaf 2

 materials: Wild Pig Tusk, Abalone Shell, Goat Horn

 80mm in length

The inlaid Goat horn eyes for the snail are around 0.5mm(half a millimetre)