Netsuke for Sale         *click the photo to enlarge

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

 


Hide-and-Seek 

 Materials: Deer Antler Crown, Mother of Pearl, Goat Horn

 64mm

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

 58mm

 Dyed by Yasha and Japanese Sumi ink


Crab Netsuke

 materials: Deer Antler Crown, Goat Horn


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)

 48mm


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 collecting the power wind or not. finished October 2020


Octopus Sashi Netsuke.      *can be worn as a Necklace

 Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl(Eyes)

 131mm.


Material: Deer Antler

143mm

Sashi Netsuke or Necklace ( Holes are on the end of shell)


Leaping Humpback Whale

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

 52mm


Squid

 Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl, Goat Horn

 104mm


Samurai Bat.        *Sold

 material: Deer Antler

 67mm / self-stand


Octopus Netsuke /    *Sold

 Materials: Deer Antler, Mother of Pearl

 165mm Length


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)

 40mm


Zashiki-Taka=Jumping Spider / Netsuke

 Materials: Wild Pig Tusk, Goat Horn

 Dyed by Yasha and Sumi Ink

 66mm

*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

 Materials: Deer Antler, Goat Horn, Paua Shell

 73mm


Spring of Life / Sashi Netsuke, Necklace      *Sold

 Materials: Deer Antler, Abalone Shell

 110mm


Toad Netsuke.         *Sold

 Material: Deer Antler, Tortoise Shell 


Feather.       

 Material: Wild Pig Tusk / 75mm Length


Thinking Frog / KanGaeru.               *Sold

 Material: Deer Antler, SheepHorn, Goat Horn

 32mm high


Fukura Suzume = Lucky Sparrow / Netsuke .   Sold*

 Material: Deer Antler, Goat Horn

37mm


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
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


TIKI NETSUKE           *Sold

 Material: Deer Antler Crown, Paua Shell


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.

67mm


Awabi / Paua/ Abalone  with Starfish/ Syunga (adult theme) Netsuke

 carved from Deer Antler Crown

 49mm

The rim of the original Antler represents Paua's Foot

"Syunga" Netsuke



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


Watching You! / のぞき穴 *Sold

Material: Deer Antler Crown

             Tortoise shell, Goat Horn (eyes)

             Paua Shell/ Abalone (signature)

60mm

 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