Netsuke for Sale *click the photo to enlarge
If you have any enquiries, contact Fumio please. (for price enquiry, please indicate which one(s)
Sitting Frog. / Okimono Ornament
Materials:Whale Tooth, Buffalo Horn
Calling Frog / Okimono Ornament *Sold
Materials: Whale Tooth, Sheep Horn, Buffalo Horn
Oni Yarai / (Setsubun- festival)
Matarials: Deer Antler, Tortoise Shell, Buffalo Horn, Gold Leaf, Lignum Vitae(wood)
* The Oni demon is protecting himself from the beans thrown by the people who want keep their house bad thing free.
Traditional seasonal event in Japan
Materials: Deer Antler, Water Buffalo Horn
Nioh and Oni / Sumo Netsuke
Materials: Deer Antler, Water Buffalo Horn, Goat Horn
*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.
Kiwi #3 (Above).
Materials: Deer Antler, Ebony
Materials: Deer Antler, Goat Horn
Materials: tagua Nut, Goat horn
*Ko-mori means Bat in Japanese, but this Netsuke has a baby bat. "Komori" means Parent embracing baby, so the title of this piece has two meanings.
Red Eyed Frog
Materials: Deer Antler, Tortoise Shell
White Snake. *Sold
Materials: Deer Antler, Goat Horn
White snake is believed as a holy creature in Japan. Very special.
Material: Mammoth Ivory
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.
Materials: Deer Antler Crown, Mother of Pearl, Goat Horn
Which is hiding? which is seeking? you can enjoy.
Himotoshi is formed underneath third leg from right. You can hang it from a shell hole too.
Giant Snail / Powelliphanta
Materials: Deer Antler Crown, Gold Leaf, Turtle Shell, Goat Horn
Dyed by Yasha and Japanese Sumi ink
Crab on Lotus Leaf
Materials: Whale Tooth, Goat Horn
67.8mm, can be worn as a Necklace, finished Oct 2020
Crab on Beach at night
The Pig Tusk represents (crescent)Moon. Paua shell represents the water. The Crab came to the beach for laying eggs.
Spider on Kumara Leaf
Materials: Wild Pig Tusk, Goat Horn(inlaid Eyes)
Fujin, God of the Wind
Materials: Hippopotamus Tooth, Deer Antler(face), Goat Horn(eyes)
Dimensions: 36.4mm L X 30mm W X 14.5mm thickness
*God of the wind is checking if his bag is collecting the power wind or not. finished October 2020
Octopus Sashi Netsuke. *can be worn as a Necklace. *Sold
Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl(Eyes)
Shipworm (Teredo Antarctica)
Material: Deer Antler
Sashi Netsuke or Necklace ( Holes are on the end of shell) or good for cabinet display (quite big piece)
Toad (waking up from hibernation)
Material: Deer Antler, Gold Leaf, Tortoise Shell
Leaping Humpback Whale
Materials: Deer Antler, Goat Horn(eyes), Paua Shell(on bottom)
Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl, Goat Horn
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)
Zashiki-Taka=Jumping Spider / Netsuke
Materials: Wild Pig Tusk, Goat Horn
Dyed by Yasha and Sumi Ink
*On the back side, a wing and a leg of Fly are engraved. Those represent the Spider Hunted and ate. Fumio's signature is in Gourd shaped area.
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)
Frog on a leaf of Bamboo Grass / Sashi Netsuke
Material: Deer Antler, Goat Horn(frog's eye)
115mm Length (Middle photo shows how to wear), Can be worn as a Necklace
Snail on Lotus Leaf *Sold
Materials: Deer Antler, Goat Horn, Paua Shell
Thinking Frog / KanGaeru. *Sold
Material: Deer Antler, SheepHorn, Goat Horn
Fukura Suzume = Lucky Sparrow / Netsuke . Sold*
Material: Deer Antler, Goat Horn
Ko-Oni trying to get Drum Stick . *Sold
While Ko-Oni(the son of Thunder God) was playing his Dad's drum(to make a thunder), he lost a stick and is trying to get it underneath of the cloud.
Material: Deer Antler
KoOni is playing
with Oni(Hannya) Mask *Sold
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
Koi Carp going up the waterfall / 鯉の滝登り *Sold
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.
Awabi / Paua/ Abalone with Starfish/ Syunga (adult theme) Netsuke
carved from Deer Antler Crown
The rim of the original Antler represents Paua's Foot
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