Netsuke OrganizationsThese organizations provide wonderful opportunities to study netsuke and to make friends with people who share the same interest. Please contact the group of your interest for details about membership and their activities. I will post meeting schedules whenever possible.
| Japan Netsuke Society | International Netsuke Society | International Netsuke Society Regional Chapters | International Netsuke Carvers' Association |
Japan Netsuke Society (Nihon Netsuke Kenkyukai)
Founded in 1975, Japan Netsuke Society is the largest organization of netsuke afficionados in Japan with more than 100 members.
Journal cover, Japan Netsuke Society (c) 2006
International Netsuke Society
This is the world's biggest netsuke organization, which is devoted to the study and collection of netsuke and other related objects. The Society was founded in the United States in 1975, and now it has more than 600 members in over 30 countries.
Journal cover, International Netsuke Society (c) 2000
Regional Chapters of the International Netsuke Society
The International Netsuke Society mentioned above has local chapters in the US, Japan, and Europe. The chapters organize meetings, where some members give lectures to share their knowledge with other members and have friendly discussions, or sometimes visit some places together to see nice collections of netsuke.
The membership of the European chapter includes Euronetsuke, the interesting magazine published two times a year.
Newsletter cover, INS European Chapter (c) 2000
San Francisco & Northern California Chapter
Los Angeles Chapter
Seattle & the Pacific Northwest Chapter
Washington DC Chapter
New York Chapter
Australian Chapter (Melbourne)
Moscow (Commonwealth of Independent States) Chapter
International Netsuke Carvers' Association
The organization, established in 1977, with a membership of about 70 netsuke artists who are professional or aiming to be professional.
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