Netsuke: miniature masterpieces from Japan

Netsuke carver and curator videos

A Master Carver at Work

Mr. Ryūshi Komada is a third generation netsuke and okimono carver living in Tokyo. He started to learn his art at the age of 15 from his father.

His daughter, Makiko filmed him at work. They have kindly let us share the video with you.

© Ryūshi and Makiko Komada


Hear about the Japanese carvings in our collection from curators Kate Newnham and Amy Raphael.