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Netsuke - The Prince Takamado Collection 1 Eric Tang

Netsuke - The Prince Takamado Collection 1

Eric Tang

Published May 21st 2014
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Netsuke – The Prince Takamado Collection 1Netsuke are toggles that were used to hold inro and tobacco pouches in place as they hung from the obi sash. With the advent of the Meiji era came an influx of western culture, and netsuke no longer servedMoreNetsuke – The Prince Takamado Collection 1Netsuke are toggles that were used to hold inro and tobacco pouches in place as they hung from the obi sash. With the advent of the Meiji era came an influx of western culture, and netsuke no longer served any practical purpose in Japan. However, they captured the hearts of art aficionados and collectors in the west, and netsuke continued to be made.In the 1970s, artists responded to suggestions from abroad that they should study the classical netsuke tradition but make netsuke reflecting the 20th century. These netsuke form the core of what is now called “contemporary netsuke”, and it is of these that the Prince Takamado Collection is primarily comprised. However, His Highness was also fond of netsuke from the Edo Period and he recognized the importance of putting together a collection that would give an overview of the history of netsuke. His Highness used to say “each netsuke was a contemporary netsuke when it was created”.This book shows 50 contemporary netsuke from the collection.