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Netsuke were usually carved of ivory, wood or stag antler, but other materials such as lacquer, pottery, plastic and even bronze were also used.


DarumaPottery netsuke in the form of demonsleeping karako

Red lacquer manju netsukeNetsuke in the form of a female dancerNetsuke in the form of a dragon's head

Netsuke in the form of a naked womanNetsuke showing a deerNetsuke showing a cat