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Catalog

Image THE 2009 NEW YORK SANS IVOIRE Netsuke & Sagemono selection

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in July 2009
Text and Captions in English and Japanese


Sale catalogue published on the occasion of the International Netsuke Society's New York Convention. This catalogue features netsuke and sagemono made of non-ivory materials (the photos of signatures included).

For details, please contact Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:

Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704 Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com


Cover, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2009

Posted on June 24, 2010



Catalog

Image Carvings by Tanaka Toshiki

Published on April 30, 2008
Text and Captions in Japanese


To mark the winning of Takamado Prize, this catalogue features works of the artist Toshiki who endeavors to revive Iwami-style netsuke. This catalogue is a retrospect of his life as a sculptor and his works of wooden carvings, netsuke, bronze, and other types of sculpture made during the 35 years of his career.

Price: 3500 yen excluding postage. Please contact Komada Makiko at
komada@cc.rim.or.jp for purchase information.


Cover, Tanaka Toshiki (c) 2008

Posted on August 5, 2008



Catalog

Image NETSUKE - AT THE MIAMI KAPPA CONVENTION

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in January 2007
Text and Captions in English and Japanese


Published on the occasion of the International Netsuke Society's Miami Kappa Convention, this sale catalog features netsuke and other related objects with the subject of aquatic creatures.

Price: US$85, postage included. For details, please contact Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:

Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com


Cover, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2007

Posted on April 19, 2007. Updated on May 12, 2016.



Catalog

Image The Netsuke Dancers

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in September 2005
Text and Captions in English and Japanese


Published to coincide with the International Netsuke Society Convention 2005 in San Francisco, this sale catalog consists of 169 fine netsuke, inro, ojime, obidome, and yatate. Details of each item are described by Mr. Gabor Wilhelm in English and by Ms. Yoshida Yukari in Japanese.

Available through Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com


Cover, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2005

Posted on October 17, 2005



Catalog

Image Ninety-nine Netsuke and One Inro

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in October 2004
Captions in English and Japanese


Sale catalog with beautiful illustrations of 1 inro and 99 netsuke that are high in quality and richly varied in subjects and materials. Price: 75 US$ (including mailing by registered post).

Available through Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
E-mail:
sagemonoya@gol.com
Website: http://www.netsuke.com


Cover, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2004

Posted on November 27, 2004. Updated on December 30, 2004



Catalog

Image Netsuke−Condensed Culture of Edo

by Nihon Netsuke Kenkyukai

Published in January, 2005, by Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, Co. Ltd.
Text in Japanese and English


Accompanying the 30th Anniversary Exhibition of the Japan Netsuke Society, this catalog contains color plates and English brief captions of 268 netsuke selected from the collections of Society members. English text also includes an overview of netsuke history, materials, subjects, types and artists. This publication is undoubtedly important and valuable for the study of netsuke.

For details, please contact Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com

Catalog cover, Nihon Netsuke Kenkyukai (c) 2005

Posted on November 11, 2004. Updated on July 4, 2013



Catalog

The Exhibition of Brand-New Netsuke 2004

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by The Seibu Department Store, LTD. in Ikebukuro

Published in October, 2004
Text and captions in Japanese, artist names in English

Catalog of approximately 100 netsuke offered for sale at the Seibu Department store in Ikebukuro from October 13 through 18, 2004.

Please contact Komada Makiko at
komada@cc.rim.or.jp for order information.


Illustration, The Seibu Department Store, LTD. in Ikebukuro (c) 2004

Posted on October 4, 2004



Catalog

Image Sleeping Beauties: Sagemono and Netsuke

by Gabor Wilhelm, Yo Takao, and Yukari Yoshida

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in January 2004
All text and captions in English and Japanese


From a private collection which has a touching story behind, this sale catalog presents 53 works of netsuke and ojime as well as 63 pieces of inro, tobacco pouches, etc. ranging from 17th to the 20th centuries. With illustrations in color, the catalog has descriptions of each item and the artist, and the article titled "A Commentary on the Inro Master Craftsmen of the Soken Kisho".

Available through Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com


Cover, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2004

Posted on March 17, 2004



Catalog

Image Fern Feathers Flowers: Japanese Lacquer of the Meiji and Taisho Periods from the Baur Collection

by Jan Dees

Published in 2000 by Museum für Lackkunst Münster
All text and captions in German and English

This catalog outlines Japanese lacquer of the Meiji and Taisho eras with excellent examples of inro, pipe cases, as well as a variety of lacquered objects made by Shibata Zeshin, Shirayama Shosai, Akatsuka Jitoku and many others.


Available through Paragon Book Gallery.
Paragon Book Gallery, Inc.
Please take advantage of Koryuen 10% discount at Paragon website! Click here for details.
Address: 1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.
Tel: 312-663-5155 or toll free within U.S.A. 1-800-55-BOOKS (orders only)
Open hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (Central Time)
Fax: 312-663-5177 (24 hours)
E-mail: paragon@paragonbook.com
Website: http://www.paragonbook.com

Museum für Lackkunst Münster, Collections Baur and the Author (c) 2003

Posted on January 18, 2004



Catalog

Image Kindai no Joseibi: Haikaramodan, Kesho, Kamigata
[Female Beauty in Modern Japan: Makeup and Coiffure]


by POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culture

Published on December 15, 2003
Text and captions in Japanese, text in English


The author gives an overview of trends in hairstyles and beauty aids from Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras with many interesting anecdotes. Illustrations are mostly from the collection of Pola Research Institute of Beauty & Culture, featuring elegant cosmetic utensils in wood and lacquer, hair ornaments in lacquer and ivory as well as cosmetic products.

I (Komada Makiko - the editor of this website) did the translation this catalog!!!

Please contact the Institute for order information.
POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culture
Address: Terasaki 3rd Bldg. 2F, 5-24-10 Higashi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022, Japan
Website:
http://www.po-holdings.co.jp/csr/culture/bunken/

Catalog cover, POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culture (c) 2003

Posted on December 11, 2003. Updated on February 3, 2009.



Catalog

Image KOGEI - A View of a Century of Modern Japanese Crafts

by The University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Geidai Museum)

Published on October 6, 2003
Text and captions in Japanese and English


Accompanying the exhibition at the University Museum, this exhibition catalog gives an overview of modern and present Japanese crafts through approximately 200 superb works of metal, lacquer, ceramics, and textile. It also contains illustrations of tools, processes, and examples of various techniques in metal and lacquer.

Postscript: According to the website of the museum shop, this catalog is sold out, unfortunately.

Catalog cover, The University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Geidai Museum) (c) 2003

Posted on November 18, 2003. Revised on October 17, 2005



Catalog

The Exhibition of Brand-New Netsuke 2003

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by The Seibu Department Store, LTD. in Ikebukuro

Published in October, 2003
Text and captions in Japanese, artist names in English

Catalog of approximately sixty netsuke offered for sale at the Seibu Department store in Ikebukuro from October 15 through 20, 2003.

Please contact Komada Makiko at
komada@cc.rim.or.jp for order information.


Illustrations, The Seibu Department Store, LTD. in Ikebukuro (c) 2003

Posted on October 2, 2003



Catalog

Image Splendor of Seal Stones

by Seikado Bunko Art Museum

Published on April 12, 2003
Text and captions in Japanese


This exhibition catalog illustrates magnificent stone seals from China, featuring works recently donated by renowned collector Mr. Niizeki Kinya as well as works from the museum collection.

Please contact the museum for order information.
The Seikado Bunko Art Museum
Address: 2-23-1 Okamoto, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0076
Tel: 03-3700-0007
Fax: 03-3700-2253
Website:
http://www.seikado.or.jp

Catalog cover, Seikado Bunko Art Museum (c) 2003

Posted on May 27, 2003



Catalog

Image Fujin Tashinami-gusa: Edo-jidai no Keshodogu
[Makeup and Makeup Utensils in Edo Period Japan]


by POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culture

Published on July 5, 2002
Text and captions in Japanese and English


Catalog of makeup utensils and related objects from the Edo period, such as lacquered cosmetic sets, powder containers in porcelain (and also a set of rouge palette and brush in the form of tobacco pouch and pipe case!). All items are from the collection of Pola Research Institute of Beauty and Culture. As an expert in the history of Japanese makeup and coiffure, the author Ms. Murata Takako outlines and details Japanese women's makeup in the Edo period, including the custom of tooth-blackening.

I (Komada Makiko - the editor of this website) did the translation this catalog!!!

Please contact the Institute for order information.
POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culture
Address: Terasaki 3rd Bldg. 2F, 5-24-10 Higashi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022, Japan
Website:
http://www.po-holdings.co.jp/csr/culture/bunken/

Catalog cover, POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culture (c) 2002

Posted on March 10, 2003. Updated on February 3, 2009.



Catalog

Image Bunbo-kogan: Masterpieces of Traditional Writing Implements

by Fujieda Municipal Museum of History

Published on November 2, 2002
Text and captions in Japanese


This is a full-color exhibition catalog, amply presenting traditional implements for painting and calligraphy, including Chinese inkstones from Ming and Qing dynasties, seals and yatate.

Please contact the Museum for order information.
Fujieda Municipal Museum of History
Address: 500 Nyakuoji, Fujieda-city, Shizuoka, 426-0014, Japan
Fax: 054-644-8514

Catalog cover, Fujieda Municipal Museum of History (c) 2002

Posted on December 2, 2002



Catalog

Image Netsuke, Ojime and Masatoshi's Kabuki

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in November, 2002
All text and captions in English and Japanese



Over 230 netsuke and ojime from the Edo through modern times are fully illustrated in color. This catalog features 15 netsuke with kabuki subjects by Masatoshi.

Available through Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com


Cover, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2002

Posted on November 19, 2002, updated on March 17, 2004



Catalog

Netsuke That Never Left Japan

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by Yukari Yoshida

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in September, 2001
All text and captions in English and Japanese

This catalog presents 153 fine antique netsuke, fully illustrated in color, that have never left Japan. The examples show a variety of subjects and designs, which makes the catalog a valuable source of information.

Available through Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com


Illustrations, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2001

Posted on January 31, 2002, updated on March 17, 2004



Catalog

Image Expressions of Style: Netsuke as Art

by Rosemary Bandini

Published in September 2001 by Scholten Japanese Art
Text and captions in English

Catalog of over 200 netsuke, each illustrated in color with a detailed description. This catalog includes photo index of signatures, glossary, and bibliography.

For order information, please contact Scholten Japanese Art:
Address: 63 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10021, U.S.A.
Tel: 212-585-0474
Fax: 212-585-0475
E-mail:
info@scholten-japanese-art.com
Website: http://www.scholten-japanese-art.com


Catalog cover, Scholten Japanese Art (c) 2001

Posted on November 2, 2001



Catalog

Image Contemporary Netsuke: The Kinsey Collection
Accompanied by H.I.H. Prince Takamado Collection

by Chiba City Museum of Art

Published on August 7, 2001
Text and the list of works in Japanese and English

This full-color exhibition catalog illustrates approx. 300 netsuke from the Kinsey collection and over 50 netsuke from the collection of H.I.H. Prince Takamado. It contains excellent articles by H.I.H. Prince Takamado, Mr. Kobayashi Tadashi (the director of the Museum) and others. Also includes comprehensive bibliography. This publication is a gem for contemporary netsuke lovers!

I (Komada Makiko - the editor of this website) did the translation of Foreword, Messages, the article by the director, and another article, which appear in this catalog!!! Yippee!!!

This catalog was sold out at the Chiba City Museum of Art soon after the exhibition was over! Fortunately, the catalog is still available through Paragon Book Gallery, Inc.
Please take advantage of Koryuen 10% discount at Paragon website!
Click here for details.
Address: 1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.
Tel: 312-663-5155 or toll free within U.S.A. 1-800-55-BOOKS (orders only)
Open hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (Central Time)
Fax: 312-663-5177 (24 hours)
E-mail: paragon@paragonbook.com
Website: http://www.paragonbook.com

Catalog cover, Chiba City Museum of Art (c) 2001

Posted on August 31, 2001. Last updated on April 16, 2002



Catalog

Netsuke: The French Connection

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by Gabor Wilhelm and Yukari Yoshida

Published by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) in November, 2000
All text and captions in English and Japanese

Celebrating their tenth anniversary, Sagemonoya publishes a catalog of one hundred and fifty-six netsuke all described in full with color illustrations. Signatures are also illustrated.

Available through Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website:
http://www.netsuke.com





Catalog

Image Japanese Treasures: The Art of Netsuke Carving in the Toledo Museum of Art

by Carolyn M. Putney

Published in 2000
All text and captions in English

Featuring many rare pieces, this catalog illustrates fifty items in color in the collection of the Museum located in Ohio, U.S.A. Accompanied by the exhibition held at the Museum from April through June 2000.

US$11.95. Available through the Museum Store. For more information, please call 1-800-644-6862 or contact Ms. Eleanor Partis at epartis@toledomuseum.org.
Also available through Paragon Book Gallery.
Paragon Book Gallery, Inc.
Please take advantage of Koryuen 10% discount at Paragon website! Click here for details.
Address: 1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.
Tel: 312-663-5155 or toll free within U.S.A. 1-800-55-BOOKS (orders only)
Open hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (Central Time)
Fax: 312-663-5177 (24 hours)
E-mail: paragon@paragonbook.com
Website: http://www.paragonbook.com

Catalog cover, The Toledo Museum of Art (c) 2000



Catalog

Image Casal Collection: Lacquerwork and Netsuke from the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art

by Osaka Municipal Museum of Art

Published on April 13, 1999
Text in Japanese and captions in Japanese and English

Full-color catalog of 706 items selected from the Casal collection housed in the Museum. The catalog includes 301 netsuke, 89 inro, pipe cases, ojime, and various kinds of lacquerware.

Postscript: This catalog is out of print.

Catalog cover, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art (c) 1999



Catalog

Image Netsuke: The Japanese Art of Miniature Carving

by Matthew Welch and Sharen Chappell

Published in 1999 by Minneapolis Institute of Art
All text and captions in English

Full color exhibition catalog of over three hundred netsuke, many of which have never been published or publicly exhibited. The exhibition has been held in Minneapolis, Ithaca, and Santa Barbara.

US$49.95. Available through Paragon Book Gallery.

Paragon Book Gallery, Inc.
Please take advantage of Koryuen 10% discount at Paragon website!
Click here for details.
Address: 1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.
Tel: 312-663-5155 or toll free within U.S.A. 1-800-55-BOOKS (orders only)
Open hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (Central Time)
Fax: 312-663-5177 (24 hours)
E-mail: paragon@paragonbook.com
Website: http://www.paragonbook.com

Catalog cover, Minneapolis Institute of Art (c) 1999



Catalog

Image Netsuke Sagemono e libri di modelli per artigiani (Netsuke Sagemono and Source-Books for Craftsmen)

by Lella and Gianni Morra

Published in October 1998
All text and captions in Italian and English

Full color catalog of 45 netsuke and sagemono plus 11 illustrated source-books for craftsmen illustrated with a variety of designs used in the manufacture of netsuke and lacquerware. The catalog includes an introductive text on this genre of books, a specific bibliography on this subject and a general bibliography on netsuke and sagemono.
Available at US$22, including postage. Enquiry should be addressed to:
Lella e Gianni Morra
Address: Giudecca 699 30133 Venezia Italy
Tel and Fax: +39-04152-88006
E-mail:
info@morrajapaneseart.com
Website: http://www.morra-japaneseart.com

Catalog cover, Lella and Gianni Morra (c) 1998



Catalog

Image Horses and Design in Early Modern Age of Japan

by Uma no Hakubutsukan [Equine Museum of Japan]

Published by Baji Bunka Zaidan [Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation] on April 29, 1994
Text, captions, and list of plates in Japanese, some text and list of plates in English

Catalog of the exhibition held in 1994, featuring 100 items with designs of horses. The catalog contains illustrations of netsuke and inro from Tokyo National Museum and the British Museum, and netsuke from Equine Museum of Japan.
Price: 1300 yen. For shipping cost and other information, please contact the Museum:
Uma no Hakubutsukan [Equine Museum of Japan]
Address: 1-3 Negishidai, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0853, Japan
Fax: 045-641-4604

Catalog cover, Equine Museum of Japan (c) 1994



Catalog

Image Horses and Design of Japan

by Uma no Hakubutsukan [Equine Museum of Japan]

Published by Baji Bunka Zaidan [Equine Cultural Affairs Foundation] on October 31, 1994
All text and captions in Japanese and English

Based on the results of research by the Study Group on Horse Designs, this full-color catalog illustrates 150 Japanese works of art which depict horses, selected from the collections of Tokyo National Museum, the British Museum, and other public and private collections. Includes about 30 netsuke and inro.
Price: 4600 yen. For shipping cost and other information, please contact the Museum:
Uma no Hakubutsukan [Equine Museum of Japan]
Address: 1-3 Negishidai, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0853, Japan
Fax: 045-641-4604

Slipcase, Equine Museum of Japan (c) 1994



Catalog

Image Netsuke: 112 Masterpieces, The Trumpf Collection

by Patrizia Jirka-Schmitz

Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Published in 2000
All text and captions in German and English

Color catalog of 112 netsuke selected from Trumpf collection which is housed in Linden-Museum Stuttgart. This is the first volume, and the second volume illustrates 848 netsuke from the Museum's holdings, including the rest of the Trumpf collection. 288 pages. ISBN 3-925369-88-0.


Postscript: I wrote that "The second volume can be purchased only as a two-volume set," but it may not always be the case, so please ask bookstores or the Museum for further information.

Available through bookstores and the Linden-Museum Stuttgart. For order information, please contact the Museum by e-mail at
info@lindenmuseum.de.

Vol. 2 is available through Paragon Book Gallery.
Paragon Book Gallery, Inc.
Please take advantage of Koryuen 10% discount at Paragon website! Click here for details.
Address: 1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.
Tel: 312-663-5155 or toll free within U.S.A. 1-800-55-BOOKS (orders only)
Open hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (Central Time)
Fax: 312-663-5177 (24 hours)
E-mail: paragon@paragonbook.com
Website: http://www.paragonbook.com

Catalog cover, Linden-Museum Stuttgart (c) 2000



Catalog

Image Inro to Netsuke [Inro and Netsuke]

Edited by Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan [The Tokyo National Museum]

Published by Nigensha Publishing Co., Ltd. on July 10, 2000
Text and captions in Japanese and English

The first catalog that covers all the inro and netsuke housed in the Tokyo National Museum. Each of the 108 inro and 568 netsuke is illustrated and described in detail. Includes 16-page color illustrations.



4,800 yen plus 5% tax and shipping cost. For order enquiry, please contact the publisher at the following address:
Nigensha Publishing Co., Ltd.
Address: 6-2-1, Hon-Komagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0021, Japan
Fax: +81-3-5395-0954
Website:
http://nigensha.co.jp (Japanese only)

Catalog cover, Nigensha (c) 2000



Catalog

Image Ninomaru Bijutsukan Meihinsen
[Selected Masterpieces from the Collection of Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art]


by Kakegawa-shi Ninomaru Bijutsukan [Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art]

Published on April 1, 1998
Text and captions in Japanese

Full color catalog of tobacco pouches, tonkotsu, pipes, pipecases, sword fittings, tobacco trays, inro etc. from Kinoshita collection, and modern Japanese paintings from Suzuki collection (the two collections are housed in the Museum).

Available through Paragon Book Gallery.

Paragon Book Gallery, Inc.
Please take advantage of Koryuen 10% discount at Paragon website!
Click here for details.
Address: 1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.
Tel: 312-663-5155 or toll free within U.S.A. 1-800-55-BOOKS (orders only)
Open hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (Central Time)
Fax: 312-663-5177 (24 hours)
E-mail: paragon@paragonbook.com
Website: http://www.paragonbook.com

Catalog cover, Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum of Art (c) 1998



Catalog

The Robert S. Huthart Collection of Iwami Netsuke

Compiled by Joe Earle

Published in July 2000
English with Japanese titles and full Japanese transliteration

Full color two-volume catalog of Iwami netsuke from the collection of Mr. Huthart, who owns over 360 examples by Iwami carvers. Each of the long signatures, typical of Iwami netsuke, is fully transcribed, transliterated, and translated into English. The catalog includes an introduction about historical background of Iwami carving, and better-known artists from the region. Also includes indices.

Postscript: Very scarce in the market.



Catalog

Image Kiseru/Yatate no Subete: Maruyama Seijiro Hissei no Shushu
[All about Kiseru and Yatate: Seijiro Maruyama Collection]


by Tsubame-shi Sangyo Shiryokan [Tsubame Municipal Museum of Industry]

Published on November 1, 1999
All text and captions in Japanese

From the Maruyama collection donated to Tsubame Municipal Museum of Industry, one hundred kiseru (pipes), fifty tobacco pouches with kiseruzutsu (pipe cases) and/or netsuke, and twelve yatate are all illustrated in color.

Available through Paragon Book Gallery.
Paragon Book Gallery, Inc.
Please take advantage of Koryuen 10% discount at Paragon website!
Click here for details.
Address: 1507 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, U.S.A.
Tel: 312-663-5155 or toll free within U.S.A. 1-800-55-BOOKS (orders only)
Open hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 9:30am - 5:30pm (Central Time)
Fax: 312-663-5177 (24 hours)
E-mail: paragon@paragonbook.com
Website: http://www.paragonbook.com

Catalog cover, Tsubame Municipal Museum of Industry (c) 1999



Catalog

Shunga Netsuke Catalog Shunga Netsuke

by Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.)

Published on April, 2000
All text and captions in English and Japanese

Full-color catalog of ninety-nine shunga (or erotic) netsuke ranging from the 18th century pieces to the contemporary. For details, please visit http://www.shunganetsuke.com.

50 US dollars.
Available through Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) at the following address:
Address: Yotsuya 4-28-20-704, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-6286
Fax: 03-3356-6581
Website: http://www.netsuke.com

Catalog cover, Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) (c) 2000



Catalog

Yatate catalog Yatate: Takumi to Bi [Yatate: Craftsmanship and Beauty]

by Himeji-shi Shosha no Sato Bijutsu Kogeikan [Shosha Art & Craft Museum]

Published on June 24, 1997
All text and captions in Japanese

Catalog of the exhibition in 1997, titled "Yatate: Craftsmanship and Beauty." Forty-six yatate are illustrated in color. The catalog also includes yatate's history, types and techniques, and list of yatate artists, in which such names of netsuke artists as Kokusai, Kokei, Mitsuhiro are mentioned.


Catalog cover, Shosha Art & Craft Museum (c) 1997




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