The British Museum presents Netsuke: Japan’s Miniature Masterpieces
Netsuke are toggles intricately carved from materials including ivory, wood and metal. They were used in the 17th Century to fasten Japanese men's sashes, and have recently recaptured the public's imagination through the phenomenal success of Edmund De Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes. The British Museum has around 2300 netsuke in its collection, acquired from the 1860s onwards.
You can see a temporary display of netsuke, entitled Dressed to Impress: Netsuke and Japanese Men's Fashion - The Asahi Shimbun Displays at the British Museum in Room 3 from 3rd until 17th August.
To mark this exhibition, Foyles has teamed up with the British Museum to present a display of replica Japanese netsuke and the accompanying book, written by curator Noriko Tsuchiya. See these exquisite replicas in the Atrium staircase, between the Ground Floor and Level 1.
Venue: The Atrium, Foyles Charing Cross Road
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