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Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke

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Am exhibition of contemporary interpretations of Edo era (1603-1868) Japanese netsuke.

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As kimono culture flourished during the Edo period (1603-1868), netsuke, small carvings, were created as toggles to hold pouches and cases containing tobacco and medicine in place on the obi sash worn with the kimono. What began as functional pieces to prevent those little suspended containers from falling to the ground evolved into small but highly creative carvings. Today, classic netsuke have gained international acclaim as remarkably detailed carvings.

Supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Auckland and the Japan Foundation.

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