Events & News

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

    • Saturday, March 19, 2016
    • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    • Linden Museum, Stuttgart



    Inrō are sets of small cases nested within one another, and were predominantly used to carry official seals and medicine. Inrō were attached to a sash by a toggle (netsuke). These cases first came into fashion in the 16th century and remained a striking accessory of Japanese men's fashion up until the end of the 1800s. Rich in symbolism and not uncommonly incorporating narrative elements, these objects allow for valuable insights into Japanese culture. Meticulously detailed and lovingly crafted, inro were mostly finished in lacquer. These elegant cases remain to this day beloved by collectors.

    This small-scale exhibition presents a selection of the Linden Museum's extensive inrō collection in the East Asia Department, and pairs these inrō with a large assortment of netsuke. The catalogue of this collection was made possible through the generous support of the TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG and the Berthold Leibinger Foundation. 

    Admission fee: EUR 4,-/3,- incl. permanent exhibitions 

    Website:
    http://www.lindenmuseum.de/en/see/exhibitions/inro/

    • Friday, December 09, 2016
    • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    • British Museum, Japan Gallery


    A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories.

    Netsuke is the Japanese art of miniature sculpture. Originally a practical piece of dress, during the Edo Period (1615-1868 CE) these carvings evolved into an important art form in Japan.

    Museums often display netsuke as works of art, acknowledging the great skill used in their creation in wood, ivory, ceramic or metal. This exhibition shows how they were worn as part of a complete outfit. For this reason, in addition to displaying a group of some of the British Museum’s finest netsuke, the exhibition also includes a sword, smoking accessories and inro (cases for holding small objects).

    Featured alongside the British Museum objects are a selection of netsuke and other accessories from the Oriental Museum’s own collection, together with woodblock prints relating to Japanese men’s fashion.

    This exhibition was developed in partnership with the British Museum, and is generously supported by the Dorset Foundation.

    Image: Goldfish netsuke, early 1800s © Trustees of the British Museum

    Read more about the exhibit on their blog: 

    https://blog.britishmuseum.org/2014/06/18/dressed-to-impress-netsuke-and-japanese-mens-fashion/

    • Sunday, December 18, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Szechuan Gourmet Restaurant

    Please join the NEW YORK Chapter of the INTERNATIONAL NETSUKE SOCIETY

    at its next meeting:

    Sunday, December 18, 2016
    2:00 P.M.

    Szechuan Gourmet

    1395 Second Avenue (near 72nd/73rd Streets)

    Restaurant phone:  212-737-1838

    At our upcoming meeting, Bob Goode will give his annual junishi presentation.  2017 will bring THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER (Tori-doshi).  The Rooster (Niwatori), also known as Cock or Cockerel, ranks tenth of all the animals in the Chinese/Japanese zodiac. Bob's talk will discuss the role of the Rooster in the life, art, history, and mythology of the Japanese people, with emphasis on its use as a subject for netsuke.   Please bring your rooster netsuke to the meeting.  Also, feel free to bring any other netsuke you may want.

    Please join us at the meeting.

    Best regards,

    Jeffrey


    Please bring cash for your food/drink.

    RSVP to:  Jeffrey Klotz, 201-600-7197   or jklotz@takaraasianart.com  




Past events

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 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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