CDR-1119: SR Set: Japanese Art: Netsuke and Inro

Netsuke are tiny sculpted objects made of ivory, wood, ceramic, and other unusual materials, which were meant to support small belongings hung from the belt of a pocket-less Japanese Kimono. An inro, comprised of small lacquered nested boxes and designed to carry small items, or a tobacco pouch, was suspended from the obi with the use of the netsuke and the aid of a carved ojime bead. These images, largely from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, give us a look at intricate design and elegant beauty of art forms uniquely Japanese. 1/2013



Bos-35575
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Title: Ojime with openwork designs; Three-case inro with design of boats laden with sheaves of rice
Creator(s): Nakayama Komin
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35576
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Title: Hako netsuke with katawaguruma design; Four-case inro with katawaguruma design
Creator(s): Nakayama Komin
Nakayama Komin
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35577
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Title: Ojime; Manju netsuke with cloud designs; Four-case inro with tortoise design
Creator(s): Toyo School
Toyo School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35580
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Title: Ojime; Netsuke in the form of a horse standing in a low tub of water; Four-case inro with horse design
Creator(s): Kajikawa School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35582
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Title: Ojime; Manju netsuke; Four-case inro with chrysanthemum design
Creator(s): Koma School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35583
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Title: Ojime with plant and butterfly design; Button netsuke with chrysanthemum design; Six-case inro with design of hawk in a pine tree
Creator(s): Iizuka School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35584
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Title: Three-case inro with Idaten and demons
Creator(s): Shigetsugu
Hamano School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35585
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Title: Four-case inro with design of hats and plum blossom
Creator(s): Yamada School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35586
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Title: Five-case inro with design of cranes and waves
Creator(s): Kajikawa School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35587
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Title: Ojime; Netsuke in the form of a stool containing a landscape; Five-case inro with design of Tartars on horseback
Creator(s): Kajikawa School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35588
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Title: Ojime with openwork floral decoration; Four-case inro with design of formal chrysanthemums
Creator(s): Kajikawa School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35589
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Title: Five-case inro with mountain landscape design
Creator(s): Kajikawa School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35599
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Title: Ojime with dragon and wave design; Netsuke in the form of a monkey with a giant peach; Five-case inro with design of scattered feathers with labels
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-35600
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Title: Ojime; Netsuke in the form of a Chinese stool, with design of a Chinese scholar watching a bird; Four-case inro with design of cockerels
Creator(s): Koma School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-37976
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Title: Ojime; Netsuke in the form of a double gourd; Four-case inro with design of Chinese scholars and attendants at leisure in a garden
Creator(s): Hochikusai
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38104
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Title: Ojime with lantern, window and plum design; Netsuke in the form of a huge oni seizing a small figure; Five-case inro with Tanabata design
Creator(s): Nansen
Inagawa Nakaharu
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38105
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Title: Ojime in the form of a figure crouched over a tub; Netsuke in the form a tongue-cut sparrow (shitakiri suzume); Single-case sheath inro with design of crows and sugi trees
Creator(s): Gyokko
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38108
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Title: Ojime with geometric and floral designs; Manju netsuke (part) with design of cranes and reeds; Four-case inro with design of cranes and pines
Creator(s): Somada School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38109
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Title: Ojime; Three-case inro with goose and reeds design
Creator(s): Yamada School
Kano Tanshin Morimasa
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38110
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Title: Netsuke in the form of a quail eating millet; Ojime carved with Chinese scholars in a rocky landscape; Four-case inro with design of ho-o and kirin
Creator(s): Hidari Issan
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38111
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Title: Ojime in the form of a fox- and a demon-mask; Manju netsuke imitating basketwork; Three-case inro with design of a demon releasing a storm and a magic fox
Creator(s): Hokyudo Itsumin
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38171
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Title: Ojime; Manju netsuke with floral design; Four-case inro with design of Chinese scholars and attendants
Creator(s): Tsuishu School
Tsuishu School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38172
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Title: Ojime with floral decoration; Netsuke in the form of a bugaku dancer in the Ryo-o or Ra Ryo-o role; Five-case inro in the form of a length of bamboo with design of sparrows
Creator(s): Koma Kyuhaku
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38173
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Title: Ojime with floral decoration; Netsuke in the form of a man struggling with an octopus; Four-case inro with design of a cockerel and hen amongst chrysanthemums
Creator(s): Yamada Taigyo
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38174
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Title: Ojime with dragon design; Manju netsuke with design of the character kotobuki; Four-case inro with chrysanthemum design
Creator(s): Kozan
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38175
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Title: Ojime with lobed carving; Netsuke in the form of rat crouching and holding its tail; Two-case inro with design of two rats
Creator(s): Ikko
Shiomi School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38176
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Title: Ojime of polished stone; Netsuke in the form of a karako beating a drum; Four-case inro with plum and crow design
Creator(s): Gyokuyosai
Yamada School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38177
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Title: Ojime with river design; Netsuke in the form of Gama Sennin seated and confronting his toad; Five-case inro with design of Kanzan and Jittoku
Creator(s): Hachio
Kajikawa School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38178
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Title: Ojime in the form of an octopus in an octopus trap; Seal-type netsuke in the form of three monkeys; Five-case inro with design of monkey eating with chopsticks
Creator(s): Kaiho Yusetsu
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38179
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Title: Ojime with openwork and floral designs; Netsuke in the form of Futen with his sack; Four-case inro with design of drying persimmons
Creator(s): Risen
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38180
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Title: Ojime with floral designs; Manju netsuke with cherry-blossom design; Five-case inro with eagle and autumnal landscape design
Creator(s): Iizuka School
Jukakusai Hisataka
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38181
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Title: Two ojime; Netsuke in the form of a shishi-mai mask and drum; Kinchaku; Three-case inro
Creator(s): Naokichi Jugyoku
Shigemasa
Hamano Shozui
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38182
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Title: Ojime; Netsuke in the form of a clam opening to reveal a landscape design; Four-case inro with agricultural landscape designs
Creator(s): Seiunsai Munenobu
Kiyokawa Morimitsu
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38183
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Title: Ojime with stylised floral designs; Netsuke in the form of a clam shell with chrysanthemum motifs; Four-case inro with wisteria, butterfly and clam-shells design
Creator(s): Eiraku Hozen
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38184
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Title: Ojime; Netsuke in the form of Daikoku crouching over a rice bale; Three-case inro with peony design
Creator(s): Ryushi
Kajikawa Hisataka
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38185
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Title: Kagami netsuke with goose and lily design; Ojime; Three-case inro with design of scene from the kyogen play Utsubozaru
Creator(s): Tatsuke Takamitsu
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38186
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Title: Ojime; Three-case inro with deer and ajisai design
Creator(s): Igarashi School
Igarashi School
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38187
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Title: Basketwork ojime; Netsuke in the form of a hare scratching its chin with its right hind leg; Four-case inro with design of birds and millet plants
Creator(s): Garaku of Osaka
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38188
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Title: Ojime with floral roundels; Seal-type netsuke in the form of a grazing horse; Five-case inro with design of hagi and hills
Creator(s): Tomohisa
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bos-38189
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Title: Ojime; Netsuke in the form of a lion dancer; Two-case inro in the form of a Chinese ink-cake
Creator(s): Kimura Jukkyoku
Vendor: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston