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Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke Exhibition Tour


Fri 18 Jun 2021, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 19 Jun 2021, 10:00am–4:00pm
Mon 21 Jun 2021, 10:00am–6:00pm
Tue 22 Jun 2021, 10:00am–6:00pm
Wed 23 Jun 2021, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: The Japan Foundation, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: eventshb7

This exhibition showcases contemporary netsuke carved of wood by living netsuke carvers in Japan, plus netsuke created by contemporary artists such as Izumi Kato. It also includes wooden netsuke that visitors may touch. Through this exhibition visitors will appreciate the sophisticated skills and playful minds behind contemporary netsuke, as well as its formal beauty and contemporaneity.

As kimono culture flourished during the Edo period (1603-1868), 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. What began as functional pieces to prevent those little suspended containers from falling to the ground evolved into small but highly creative carvings. Today, classic netsuke have gained international acclaim as being beautiful and remarkably detailed carvings.