Netsuke are superb miniature carvings consider to be the Jewelry of the Japanese from the seventh century to present. These miniature pieces of art portrayed all aspects of Japanese life, culture, history, mythology, literature, religion and folk tales.
Dolls & Toys- Ningyo & Omocha
“A nation without toys is a nation doomed to ruin” says an old adage. The Japanese are well known for doll and toy making, of which the most popular is the amazing doll known as Kokeshi. Our book is entitled, Kokeshi: Wooden Treasures of Japan and our focus is Creative (sosaku) Kokeshi.
Woodblock Prints – Mokuhan insatsu
Woodblock prints are virtually the only truly Japanese art form, and when originally conceived, illustrated traditional stories in book form. Nothing in the Western world can match the quality and diversity of the Japanese print. Click on the link below for more details, or go to our Shop to see what is currently available.