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Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke Exhibition Tour

Touring Australia in 2021

Enjoy contemporary wooden netsuke in Australia with a touring exhibition by The Japan Foundation! Touring Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Bunbury and Perth.

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 remarkably detailed carvings. Contemporary netsuke incorporating new subject matter and approaches have also been attracting attention. This traveling 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.

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EXHIBITON DETAILS

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
June 4 – 26, 2021

Opening Reception
June 4 (Friday), 6-8pm
Opening address 6:30pm
Free; bookings not required

GALLERY HOURS
Mon–Fri: 10am–6pm
Sat: 10am–4pm

Closed on Sundays

VENUE
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

ADMISSION
Free

ENQUIRIES
(02) 8239 0055

PAST LOCATIONS

SUNSHINE COAST DETAILS

February 12 – March 14, 2021

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, QLD 4551
(next to Caloundra Library)

Perth and Bunbury details coming soon

SYDNEY

 

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