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International Netsuke Society Journal - 2021

One of the great benefits of joining the International Netsuke Society is the quarterly journal which the society publishes.  Articles are written by various collectors, scholars and dealers of netsuke.  Published with high quality papers, the journal is handsome as well as being extremely informative and educational.

Winter 2021 Issue

Volume 41, Number 4

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  • President's Letter
  • INS Amsterdam Convention Bulletin
  • News from Japan
    Bunran Wendy Makino
  • Ramblings of a Retired Auctioneer: A Man of Influence
    Neil K. Davey
  • Figural Netsuke of Ogawa Haritsu
    Ben Peters
  • Art Names Talk, Signatures Speak: Ryusui and Yoko
    Komada Makiko
  • Collector’s Corner: A Few of My Favorite Netsuke
    Milton Stratos
  • On the Continent
    Hugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Auctions
    Max Rutherston
  • A Look at Some Inro Decorated with Cheerful Chinese Sages in Sylvan Settings, Imprinted and Carved in Imitated Tsuishu and Tsuikoku
    Else and Heinz Kress
  • In Memoriam
  • Exhibition: The Hare with Amber Eyes

Cover:
Agyō and Ungyō, attributed to Ogawa Haritsu. Collection of Ben Peters. See p. 16.

Fall 2021 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • INS Amsterdam Convention Bulletin
  • Netsuke: Miniature Masterpieces from Japan at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
    Amy Raphael
  • Collectors’ Corner: A Few of My Favorite Things
    Judy Barnewolt-Jones
  • Ramblings of a Retired Auctioneer, Part 1

    Neil K. Davey
  • Auctions
    Max Rutherston
  • On the Continent
    Hugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Two Inrō Covered with the Skin of a Water Bird’s Webbed Feet
    Haruyuki (Ryusai)
    Else and Heinz Kress

Cover:
Octopus by Michael Webb; image courtesy of Bonhams London. (See p. 26)

Summer 2021 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • INS Amsterdam Convention Bulletin
  • Zooming through the Pandemic
    Steve Koppich
  • Museum News from Japan:
    Mizuki Jugodo Prize
    Bunran Wendy Makino
  • Hikidashi Tsuki Inro
    David Butsumyo
  • Breaking News: Elderly Man Saved by
    Small Wooden Carving!
    Neil K. Davey
  • Auctions
    Max Rutherston
  • On the Continent
    Hugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Nine Sets of Inrō, Ojime, and Netsuke Owned by Emperor Komei
    Else and Heinz Kress

Cover: 
Hikidashi tsuki inro by Shibata Zeshin and Hirata Narisuke. (See p. 16)

Spring 2021 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • Amsterdam INS Convention Bulletin
  • 2020 Financial Statements
  • JASA/INS Joint Webinar:
    Netsuke & Sagemono in the Year of the Ox
    Susan Romaine
  • Museum News from Japan:
    Golden Netsuke Awards
    Wendy Buran Makino
  • Indexes of Netsuke Artists, Part 3
    Giovanni Rimondi
  • Auctions
    Finn Daley Roberts
  • On the Continent
    Hugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Art Names Talk, Signatures Speak:
    Haruyuki (Ryusai)
    Komada Makiko

Cover:
Raiden caught in spider web, ivory, signed Hakuyosai Shoraku. (See p. 25)

Winter 2021 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • The Netsuke Collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris
    Léonore de Magnée
  • Year of the Ushi
    David Butsumyo
  • Indexes of Netsuke Artists, Part 2
    Giovanni Rimondi
  • The Considerate Son
    Hugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • On the Continent
    Max Rutherston
  • Raiden & Futen, Gods from the Buddhist Heaven
    Else and Heinz Kress

Cover: 
Ox signed Shugetsu. An image of Daikoku on two rice bales is
carved in relief on the animal’s, forehead. See page 15, figure 12. © Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Photo: Jean-Marie Colrat

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.