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Japanese Netsuke, Art In Miniature

Ivory netsuke of a dog with an awabi shell signed Okatori. Early 19th century.

Above: Ivory netsuke of a dog with an awabi shell signed Okatori. Early 19th century.

Originally used in Japan to secure objects carried by Japanese gentlemen to their obi (sash), netsuke became a way to show a man’s taste and wealth as the merchant class prospered in the 18th century. Marsha Vargas Handley, International Netsuke Society President, gives a brief history of netsuke and sagemono at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm -- Museum Boardroom

Admission: Free for Asian Arts Council members, $12 for non-Asian Arts Council members, and $8 students

San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado San Diego: Google Map.

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