International Netsuke Society Journal - 2020

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.

Fall 2020 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • Zooming Through the Pandemic
    Robert Willford
  • Exploration of Tree Species of Old Wooden Netsuke
    Takashi Yamada
  • Tessai or Dassai (or Clive)?
    David Butsumyo
  • Indexes of Netsuke Artists, Part 1
    Giovanni Rimondi
  • On the Continent
    Patrizia Jirka-Schmitz and Hugues Vuillefroy de Silly
  • Raiden & Futen, Gods from the Buddhist Heaven
    Else and Heinz Kress
Cover: 
Inro design of Futen. Signed Komin. See page 55, Figure 11.
Summer 2020 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • Zooming Through the Pandemic
    Robert Willford
  • A Japanese Pipecase, Tadamasa Hayashi, Art Nouveau, and Impressionism: A Lesson in Art History
    Milton Stratos
  • Inro Tokei
    David Butsumyo
  • On the Continent
    Max Rutherston
  • Some Inro Allgedly Acquired in Japan in 1854 by the Captain of One of Commodore Perry's Black Ships
    Else and Heinz Kress
  • In Memoriam
Cover: 
Pipecase ensemble, featuring two frogs arm wrestling on the lid of the tonkotsu, Unsigned. Collection of Milton Stratos (See Page 14)
Spring 2020 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • 2019 INS Financials
  • Chapters
  • Letters
  • Year of the Nezumi
  • David Butsumyo
  • Moxibustion - An Aid to a More Healthful Life
  • Christopher Beamer
  • Rare Masks
    Pierre Jacquesson
  • On the Continent
    Max Rutherston
  • Modern Inro-Shaped Good Luck Charms and Souvenirs
    Else and Heinz Kress
  • Memories of a Six-Foot Blond Curly-Haired American
    Neil Davey
Cover: 
Korokuraku and Shojo.  Two masks from the collection of Pierre Jacquesson. See p.40
Winter 2020 Issue

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  • President's Letter
  • Paris 2019 Convention Profit and Loss Statement
  • Letters
  • Chapters
  • On the Problem of Iconographical Changes in Contemporary Netsuke
  • Tatiana Yahiro
  • Art Names Talk, Signatures Speak: Ryushi
  • Komada Makiko
  • Convention Week in Paris
    Susan Romaine, Steve Koppich, Chip Lutton
  • Why Art Historians Don't Study Netsuke, and Why They Should
    Kendall Brown
  • Auctions
    Finn Daley Roberts
  • Book Review
    The Paul and Michael Gross Collection of Japanese Netsuke by Max Rutherston
    Reviewed by Jay E. Hopkins
  • In Memoriam
Cover: 
Grazing horse, from walrus tusk, by Gregg Stradiotto. See p.13

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