Art Quote of the Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Netsuke: Big Things in Small Packages

I fell in love with netsuke at the Victoria & Albert musuem's Japan section. The Contemporary Netsuke Society has lots of links to interesting netsuke artists.

This one is a depiction of an aging Kirin, the mythical beast that is the Japanese answer to a unicorn.

Speaking of unicorns ... hope to upload shots soon from last month's trip to the Musee National du Moyen Age in Paris ...


Anonymous said...

I love netsuke art, and have collected it for many years. It has inspired me to create a collection of nouveau fetish art. I would like to join the blogsite, but i am unable to set up a .mac email account so do not get the contact address when i click to get in touch. Can someone please email me the address to apply to so that i can join and share my art, thanks.

SouthJaw said...

Just send us an email at