Japanese Netsuke - the exhibition catalogue from V&A available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Japanese Netsuke

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A handsome book showcasing the V&A's spectacular and extensive collection of netsuke

Prized by collectors from East to West, Japanese netsuke are tiny objects of wonder that originated as utilitarian accessories for traditional Japanese dress. Over the centuries these small carved toggles, designed to hook over the top of the kimono sash, evolved into high-fashion depictions of all aspects of Japanese life. In this richly illustrated and highly accessible book, Julia Hutt draws on the V&A's world-famous netsuke collection to explore the origins and techniques of this captivating art form.

  • Author: Julia Hutt, Curator of Japanese Art in the Asian Department at the V&A.
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Date published: September 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851779222
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 21.1 cm

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