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Exhibition Opening: Netsuke - Japan's Tiny Goodwill Ambassadors

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Join the JICC as we open our special spring exhibition, Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan, with a demonstration and lecture by the acclaimed Komada family!

Displaying meticulous craftsmanship, netsuke (pronounced netz-kay)  began as purely functional accessories but grew in popularity as examples of the eccentric fashion of Edo period Japan (17c-19c). Contemporary netsuke artist Ryushi Komadaand author Makiko Komada are a father-daughter team specializing in the art of netsuke and okimono (statuettes).

Makiko Komada will provide an overview of netsuke’s origins, international nature, and their charming role in the Japan-U.S. relationship. This will be followed by an artist talk and demonstration by third-generation sculptor, Ryushi Komada. Although known for his figure work, Ryushi's true talent lies in etching expressive faces on small, walnut-sized carvings. To learn more, please visit our website!

Registration is required for this event.

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Exhibition Opening: Netsuke – Japan’s Tiny Goodwill Ambassadors

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street Northwest

Suite 100

Washington DC 20036 US

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