Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke
27 Aug – 17 September
Netsuke, small carvings, were created as toggles to hold pouches and cases containing tobacco and medicine in place on the obi sash worn with the kimono. They evolved into small but highly creative carvings. This traveling exhibition showcases contemporary netsuke carved of wood by living netsuke craftsmen in Japan, plus netsuke created by contemporary artists such as Izumi Kato.
A touring exhibition by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Perth.