Events

We hope that you will be able to join us for the following events.  Please check back with us to see upcoming events such as chapter meetings, museum and gallery exhibitions, convention registrations, and more!  

If you know of a netsuke-related event that isn't listed here, please contact us.  We appreciate your feedback and your help in sharing netsuke knowledge.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    • Monday, July 31, 2017
    • Milan, Poldi Pezzoli Museum


    Exhibition

    ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN

    19th Century Photographs and Netsuke

    Milan, Poldi Pezzoli Museum

    May 11–July 31, 2017


    As part of the Milano Asian Art 2017 show, the exhibition compares two types of Japanese artworks: a etsue and i selection belonging to the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, and some photographs – albumin prints hand-coloured by artists of the period and collotypes – from the “Ada Ceschin e Rosanna Pilone” Foundation in Zurich, which promotes the study of one of the largest worldwide collections of this kind, left in deposit to the Museum of Cultures of Lugano in 2012.

    The exhibited artworks were crafted by very skilful Japanese artists and they beautifullycombine thanks to the style and the iconographies of the represented subjects. All made in what is known as the Meji Period (1868-1912), they show daily life scenes and natural landscapes of an ancient and idyllic Japan, that will be swept away by an uncontrolled modernisation within few decades.

    During the Meji period Japan witnessed an unusual union between the Western photographic technique and the mastery of local painters, heirs of an ancient and refined tradition, and able to apply the colour perfectly even on tiny surfaces. The artistic results are of surprising beauty and the subjects represented are so real that it is hard to distinguish them from modern coloured prints. Such a production complied with the demand of Western travellers – the so called gbetrtters – to bring along the memory of an extraordinary Country. Actually the pictures are mostly treasured in splendid album- souvenirs with covers lacquered and inlayed with precious materials – two of which will be shown in the exhibition –, brought back from Japan by Western tourists.

    • Friday, July 21, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

    European

    CHAPTER MEETING

    Friday, July 21st    1:45pm

    Dear Netsuke Enthusiast,

    I am very pleased to let you know that we have had an invitation from the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF to view a selection of netsuke from the Museum’s collection.  The visit has been arranged by Rosemary Bandini, our Chairman, and will take place on Friday 21st July 2017 at 2.00 p.m.

    We will be able to see and handle about 25 to 30 netsuke from the Museum’s collection.  Unfortunately, numbers are restricted and the Museum will only be able to accommodate up to 12 members, so we will allocate places on the basis of the first replies received.

    The Museum has kindly offered to let us choose (where possible) the pieces we would like to see.  Selections can be made from this link: http://www.nms.ac.uk/explore/collection-search-results/ .  Unfortunately, as you will see, many of the pieces are not photographed and they start off unpromisingly, but there are some nice ones there too.  Chapter members may wish to confirm with me that they have secured a place for the visit before spending time identifying which pieces they wish to see.

    Chapter members attending this event should meet in the Chambers Street lobby of the Museum at 1.45pm.  The actual visit will take place from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

    I do hope you will be able to join us for this event which has been especially arranged for European Chapter members.  Please let me know by Friday 7th July if you are able to come to the National Museum of Scotland on 21st July.

    For those members for whom a place has been secured, please let me know by Friday 14th July which pieces you wish to see; I think we should work on the basis that individuals choose a maximum of 5 netsuke as this will give us a manageable number with which to work.

    Yours sincerely,

    Peter J Ayre

    Secretary

    ayrepj@aol.com

Past events

Sunday, June 25, 2017 June Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Cologne Netsuke Convention 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Meet Netsuke
Sunday, February 26, 2017 February Northern California Chapter Meeting
Sunday, February 12, 2017 February New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 18, 2016 December New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, December 09, 2016 Dressed to Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Sunday, July 17, 2016 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 2016 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, May 06, 2016 London Netsuke Convention
Sunday, April 03, 2016 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Inro - Japanese Belt Ornaments: The Anna and Christian Trumpf collection
Saturday, March 05, 2016 Florida Netsuke Meeting
Sunday, December 13, 2015 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting with Max Rutherston
Sunday, December 06, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, November 22, 2015 Northwest INS Chapter Meeting 11/22
Sunday, October 18, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, September 04, 2015 Baltimore INS Convention 2015
Sunday, August 09, 2015 Los Angeles Chapter Pre-Convention Meeting
Sunday, June 07, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, April 12, 2015 Los Angeles Spring Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting during Asia Week
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Morita Soko's Netsuke on TV
Sunday, February 15, 2015 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 21, 2014 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting & Party
Sunday, December 07, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, September 21, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, August 03, 2014 Seattle Chapter Summer Luncheon Meeting
Thursday, July 03, 2014 Netsuke: Miniature Masterpieces
Sunday, June 01, 2014 Netsuke and Other Miniatures
Sunday, May 18, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Japanese Netsuke Talk & Tour at LACMA
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Spring Exhibition of Dream at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Netsuke: The Prince Takamado Collection
Sunday, March 16, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, February 16, 2014 New York Chapter Meeting
Saturday, January 18, 2014 Japanese Netsuke Talk at LACMA
Friday, January 10, 2014 Toledo Museum Online Scavenger Hunt
Monday, January 06, 2014 Japanese Netsuke Talk at LACMA
Sunday, October 20, 2013 INS SoCA Chapter Meeting
Sunday, October 06, 2013 New York Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Netsuke and Diminutive Carvings from Japan
Friday, July 12, 2013 Japanese netsuke at the British Museum
Monday, July 01, 2013 Summer Exhibition at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum
Sunday, June 02, 2013 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, May 10, 2013 INS Convention - London 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Netsuke II Pieces from Private Hungarian Collections
Sunday, April 28, 2013 INS SoCA Chapter Meeting
Thursday, April 04, 2013 In A Nutshell - Japanese Netsuke from European Collections
Monday, April 01, 2013 The Next Stage" at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum
Sunday, March 17, 2013 New York Meeting during Asia Week
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Netsuke of the Meiji Period - an online exhibit from LACMA
Sunday, February 24, 2013 San Francisco Chapter Meeting
Sunday, February 24, 2013 INS SoCA Show & Tell / Buy & Sell Meeting
Sunday, February 17, 2013 New York Chapter Meeting
Friday, February 01, 2013 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Winter Opening: Masatoshi Nakamura
Sunday, December 09, 2012 Northwest Fall Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 02, 2012 NY Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Tokyo National Museum: HIH Prince Takamado Collection
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Tokyo National Museum: The Go Collection
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Milano Netsuke Meeting
Sunday, September 16, 2012 SoCA Meeting in Los Angeles
Sunday, August 05, 2012 Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting
Sunday, July 01, 2012 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Summer Opening: Yoka Mukaida
Sunday, April 01, 2012 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Opening: Love by Netsuke Artists
Sunday, February 26, 2012 SoCA Meeting in Los Angeles
Sunday, February 19, 2012 New York Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Museum Opening for Jin Kuwabara
Sunday, January 29, 2012 SoCA Chapter Meeting
Sunday, December 04, 2011 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, November 13, 2011 SoCA Meeting in Los Angeles
Thursday, October 13, 2011 Special Sagemonoya 20th Anniversary
Sunday, October 09, 2011 New York Chapter Meeting
Sunday, October 02, 2011 Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
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