Netsuke Masks by Raymond Bushell


This 206p color and black and white illustrative Hardcover book surveys Japanese Netsuke which are small toggles or buckles carved from wood or ivory. The Japanese in the seventeenth century used them to fasten pouches to their kimono belt since kimonos had no pockets. This lavishly illustrated book takes the reader on an exciting tour of one type of netsuke—those carved to look like the masks used by stage actors.

Condition: Fine, unused with an unbroken spine in original pictorial slipcase.