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Magazine

Image Netsuke Masterpieces Abroad

Published by Maria Shobo in February 2009
Text and Captions in Japanese


Dr. Joe Kurstin, Mr. Gabor Wilhelm, Ms. Yukari Yoshida and other netsuke aficionados contributed articles on netsuke and netsuke collecting.

For details, please contact Sagemonoya (Yabane Co., Ltd.) or Paragon Book Gallery at the following addresses:

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

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


Cover, Maria Shobo (c) 2009

Posted on June 24, 2010



Magazine Article

Bien "Ishikawa Komei and Ivory Carvings from the Viewpoint of Design"
Bien, Vol. 48, Summer 2008, pp. 4-35

Published by Geijutsu-Shuppansha
June 25, 2008
Text and captions in Japanese


This issue introduces ivory carvings from Meiji period to the present time, through the reproduction of an article by the famous artist Takamura Koun as well as interviews with Mr. Kaneko Hiroaki of Tokyo National Museum, ivory carvers Mr. Miyazawa Ryoshu, Shoji Meikan and Kobari Jusho, dealers Ms. Makino Bunran and Ms. Miya Tomoko.

Please contact Seiunsha (Fax: +81-3-3947-1617) for order information.


Cover, Geijutsu-Shuppansha (c) 2008

Posted on November 22, 2008



Magazine Article

Bien "Attraction of Kimono, New Modes"
Bien, Vol. 39, Jul-Aug 2006, pp. 4-39

Published by Geijutsu-Shuppansha
June 25, 2006
Text and captions in Japanese


This issue offers new approach to new and antique kimono. Two pages feature small netsuke by leading contemporary artists, as well as obidome, hairpins, and business card holders as accessories of kimono.

Please contact Seiunsha (Fax: +81-3-3947-1617) for order information.


Cover, Geijutsu-Shuppansha (c) 2006

Posted on November 22, 2008



On-line Magazine

"SooK": Introduction to Edo Culture

by Shogakukan, Ltd.

Published in June 2006
Text in Japanese

The first issue of the on-line magazine "SooK" features contemporary netsuke by OIKAWA Shoji and antique pieces from Sagemonya Gallery. Subscription is necessary to view the magazine.
Website:
http://www.magsook.jp

Posted on January 24, 2008



Magazine Article

Bien "Netsuke, The Microcosm in the Palm II"
Bien, Vol. 38, May-June 2006, pp. 4-35

Published by Geijutsu-Shuppansha
April 25, 2006
Text and captions in Japanese


The second major issue featuring contemporary and antique netsuke. Includes a lot of interviews (with novelist Mr. Uchida Yasuo; artists Mr. Saito Bishu, Ms. Muramatsu Tomo, and Itaro; collectors Mr. Watanabe Masanori, Ms. Masui Mitsuko, Mr. Shimatani Yoichi, Mr. Yamaguchi Shingo), many illustratoins of netsuke, round-table discussions at the Gallery Hanakagesho, and sale information of various places in Japan.

Please contact Seiunsha (Fax: +81-3-3947-1617) for order information.


Cover, Geijutsu-Shuppansha (c) 2006

Posted on May 31, 2006



Magazine Article

Bien "Love for small things and beings: Issa and Sukenaga"
Hida Shunju, August 2005
by Matsumoto Yuichiro

Published by Takayama Shimin Jihosha
2005
Text in Japanese


In this article Mr. Matsumoto discusses that the noted netsukeshi Matsuda Sukenaga and the famous poet Kobayashi Issa share many similarities, such as appreciation of small things and beings.

Please contact the following for order information.
Takayama Shimin Jihosha
Address: 3-122-1 Kiriumachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu 506-0004
Tel: 0577-32-0111
Fax: 0577-32-1011

Cover, Takayama Shimin Jihosha (c) 2005

Posted on September 25, 2005. Revised on October 17, 2005



Magazine Article

Bien "Netsuke, The Microcosm in the Palm"
Bien, Vol. 32, May-June 2005, pp. 4-33

Published by Geijutsu-Shuppansha
April 25, 2005
Text and captions in Japanese


Featuring contemporary and antique netsuke, this fascinating issue contains interviews with Komada Ryushi and Makiko (me!) as artist and supporter, Ms. Sata Sumi as artist, Mr. Robert O. Kinsey, Mr. Chuck Wilson, HIH Princess Takamado, and Mr. Sekido Kengo as collectors, as well as Mr. Robert Fleischel and Ms. Yoshida Yukari as dealers. Accompanied by numerous illustrations of netsuke owned by the interviewees and recent works by some contemporary artists.

For the first time I (Makiko) was interviewed by a magazine like this! My activities being mentioned in the magazine in this special year (2005) of Koryuen's 5th anniversary, I am truly filled with deep emotions. I hope you will take a look at this fantastic issue of the Bien magazine!


Please contact Seiunsha (Fax: +81-3-3947-1617) for order information.


Cover, Geijutsu-Shuppansha (c) 2005

Posted on April 19, 2005



Magazine Article

Bien "The Artisans Special - Microcosm in the Palm - Designs of Contemporary Netsuke"
Bien, Vol. 25, Mar-Apr 2004, pp. 36-47

Published by Geijutsu-Shuppansha
March 2004
Text and captions in Japanese


This richly illustrated article presents a history of netsuke and contemporary netsuke, and interviews of contemporary netsuke artists with distinctive design senes.

Please contact Seiunsha (Fax: +81-3-3947-1617) for order information.


Cover, Geijutsu-Shuppansha (c) 2004

Posted on April 19, 2004



Magazine Article

Image "Feature: Appreciation of Netsuke Materials"
Me no Me [Monthly Magazine on Oriental Art and Antiques], No. 326, November 2003, pp. 33-72

Published by Ribun Shuppan Co., Ltd.
October 2003
Text and captions in Japanese


With beautiful illustrations, Ms. Yoshida Yukari presents netsuke made of rare materials as well as works that demonstrate effective use of materials. Other articles discuss precious materials and old records showing how they are obtained in old times, and some interesting examples from Joseph Kurstin Collection.

This Me no Me magazine has featured netsuke, tobacco pouches and other related objects:
  • No. 190, Small pouches
  • No. 212, Netsuke
  • No. 279, Netsuke
  • No. 284, Tobacco pouches and snuff bottles
  • No. 294, Inro and netsuke
  • No. 320, Snuff bottles
Please contact Ribun Shuppan Co., Ltd. for order information:
Address: 3-32-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
Tel: 03-3352-7322
Fax: 03-3352-7324
E-mail:
eigyou@ribun.co.jp
Website: http://www.ribun.co.jp


Ribun Shuppan Co., Ltd. (c) 2003

Posted on October 19, 2003



Magazine Article

Bien "The Artisans, No. 15, Contemporary Netsuke"
Bien, Vol. 19, Mar-Apr 2003, pp. 46-47

Published by Geijutsu-Shuppansha
March 2003
Text and captions in Japanese


An interview with contemporary netsuke artist Mukaida YOKA. The article focuses on her interesting processes to become a netsuke artist. Her works are nicely presented in color.

This website Koryuen is mentioned as a source of netsuke information!


Please contact Seiunsha (Fax: +81-3-3947-1617) for order information.


Cover, Geijutsu-Shuppansha (c) 2003



Magazine Article

Image "Feature: Contemporary Netsuke"
Gekkan Bijutsu [Monthly Art Magazine], No. 326, November 2002, pp. 33-72

Published by Sun Art and Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd.
October 20, 2002
All text and captions in Japanese


Illustrated in color are 70 contemporary netsuke by 32 artists. 62 works, all brand new, are offered for sale through the magazine until November 11, 2002 (available for domestic purchase only). This issue also includes pieces of writing on the history of netsuke, present conditions of contemporary netsuke, and contemporary netsuke artists.

Please contact Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd. for order information:
Address: 1-5-2 Hatanaka, Niiza-shi, Saitama 352-0012, Japan
Fax: 048-481-0280


Sun Art and Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd. (c) 2002

Posted on October 22, 2002



Magazine Article

Image "The Joy of Netsuke"
Woody Life, No. 99, pp. 56-65

Published by YAMA-KEI Publishers Co., Ltd.
June 12, 2002
All text and captions in Japanese


Centering on the world of Ryushi netsuke, this 10-page article introduces the history, materials, and shops of netsuke with full-color illustrations. Don't miss the photos of Ryushi's carving tools and some works in progress. Let me show you a few pages from the article:

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This issue also features a variety of toys from around the world.
Please contact YAMA-KEI Publishers Co., Ltd. for order information:
Address: 1-1-33 Shiba-daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8503, Japan


YAMA-KEI Publishers Co., Ltd. (c) 2002

Posted on August 5, 2002



Journal Article

Image "Netsuke"
by H.I.H. Prince Norihito Takamado
TASC Monthly, combined issue of Nov/Dec 2000, No. 300, pp. 5-9

Published by Tobacco Research Institute
November 20, 2000
All text and captions in Japanese

This is an introductory article on netsuke written by H.I.H. Prince Takamado, who is a connoisseur of the genre. It includes three illustrations of netsuke.

Available within Japan only (click here for the Japanese version of this page for order information).



Tobacco Research Institute (c) 2000



Magazine Article

Image "Contemporary Netsuke"

by Joyce Loverace
American Craft, Vol. 60, No. 3, June/July 2000, pp. 46-51, 68-69

Published by the American Craft Council
All text and captions in English

This article sketches the historical development of contemporary netsuke in the West and refers to various views expressed by those who are involved with the field, including illustrations of works by ten artists.


US$5 per copy plus shipping/handling fee (US$2 in the U.S. and US$5 outside the U.S.). Enquiry should be addressed to:
American Craft Council, Back Issues
72 Spring Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012-4019, U.S.A.
For more order information, please see the "Back Issue" page under the "American Craft Magazine" section of the Council's site at
http://www.craftcouncil.org.

Cover, American Craft Council (c) 2000



Magazine Article

Geijutsu Shincho "Ozaki Koyo no 'Kakushi-Chichi' Kokusai no Appare Jinsei
[The Praiseworthy Life of Kokusai, Hidden Father of Ozaki Koyo]"
by Shimatani Yoichi
Geijutsu Shincho, May 2000, pp. 102-108

Published by Shincho-sha
April 25, 2000
All text and captions in Japanese

In this article, Mr. Shimatani introduces the interesting life of geborishi [ivory/stag antler carver] Kokusai, whose son was a famous novelist Ozaki Koyo. The present article includes illustrations of fifteen carvings by Kokusai from Japanese private collections.


Available within Japan only (click here for the Japanese version of this page for order information).

Postscript: Unfortunately, this issue is sold out (as of December 2000).


Geijutsu Shincho, May 2000 cover, Shincho-sha (c) 2000




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