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MEET NETSUKE! – Storytellers of Japan

MEET NETSUKE! – Storytellers of Japan

Special spring exhibition of the Japanese artful miniature sculptures “Netsuke” from Edo period.

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Art in the Palm of Your Hand: Netsuke in Japanese Culture

Art in the Palm of Your Hand: Netsuke in Japanese Culture

Before the introduction of European fashions, Japan was a “world without pockets.” Men carried their belongings in small pouches suspended from their kimono with toggles, or netsuke, which were enviable symbols of status. Discover this traditional art through a discussion with Freer|Sackler Curator James Ulak and a demonstration by master netsuke carver Ryushi Komada. Offered in partnership with the Japanese Information and Culture Center.

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