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2015 INS Convention, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
4-8 September 2015

2015 Program


  • British Museum Netsuke Collection Donors by Rosemary Bandini
  • Hasekawa Ikko by Max Rutherston
  • Netsuke in Woodblock Prints & Paintings by Norman Sandfield
  • "Even I Never Suspected That There Were This Many Great Kokusais" by Paul Moss
  • Evolution of the International Netsuke Society by John Hawley
  • Discussion on the US Ivory Ban with Dessa Goddard & Matt Quinn


  • Bokuto by Robert Fleischel
  • Netsuke on a Budget by Robert Goode
  • Pipecases & Cane Handles by Jay Hopkins / Arno Ziesnitz -
  • Shunga by Yukari Yoshida
  • Netsuke on a Budget by Michael Strone
  • Head, Hand, Heart - The Enduring Magic of Modern Netsuke by Robert Goode

2015 Museum Visits

Evergreen Museum & Library Garrett Collection

48 rooms filled with over 50,000 items in a mid-19th century mansion set on 26 acres. View not only the netsuke and inro published by Neil Davey & Susan Tripp in 1993 but the extensive collections of Asian art, European paintings (Degas, Modigliani), Tiffany glass and rare books.

Walters Art Museum

A special exhibition of their large netsuke and inro collection will be on view for the Convention. The collection contains a wide variety of pieces from Tomotada ivory dog to Iwami boar tusk netsuke.

The International Netsuke Society is vehemently opposed to the trafficking, trade or commerce of illegal ivory, horn or any other illegal material. We support and comply with all international laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Endangered Species Act, and the African Elephant Conservation Act.