Netsuke Collection at the ROM, Toronto

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October 28th, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Cost: Free
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In-person event with slide presentation and Q&A
In conjunction with Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke exhibition at The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Netsuke Collection at the ROM, Toronto

by Dr. TAKESUE Akiko Bishop White Committee Associate Curator of Japanese Art & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum

Saturday, October 28, 2:30PM – 4:00PM (ET)
Doors open 2:00PM | Japan Foundation, Toronto Event Hall

Netsuke, currently introduced in the Contemporary Wood Carved Netsuke exhibition at The Japan Foundation, Toronto, have a prior connection with Toronto through the collection at the Royal Ontario Museum. The ROM collection of Netsuke is considered to be of the highest calibre and is recognized at an international level. The ROM collection is not limited in material; it includes not only wood-carving but also pieces made of ivory. This hidden gem collection radiates with beauty, craftsmanship, and whimsical charms of Edo spirit.

Presented in English. Free admission. RSVP Required. Please register below.
Face covering on the premises and hand sanitization at the entrance are recommended.

Netsuke: 12 Calendrical Animals
Medium: Carved ivory
Date: c. 1840 to 1892
Period: Edo/Meiji period
Dimensions: Ht. 2.1 x Wt. 8 x Di. 6.1 cm

Related Events:

Contemporary Wood-Carved NETSUKE

Exhibition Now Open
Gallery Exhibition | Admission Free | Registration Required

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Gallery-Goers, Don’t Miss JFT’s Netsuke Library Collection!

Whether you are a future gallery-goer or have already been captivated by the Contemporary Wood-Carved NETSUKE exhibition at JFT Gallery, add an extra layer of appreciation by checking out JFT Library’s items! To enhance your understanding of this unique art form, we have curated a library item list, including select titles on the history, craftsmanship, and cultural significance of netsuke, as well as related art forms such as woodcarving, sculptures and figurines. Those items are currently on display in our library right next to the gallery. So, don’t miss this opportunity to delve deeper into the intricate world of netsuke and the artistry that surrounds it!

Apply for a new library card or renew your expired card here


October 28th, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
October 28th, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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