Welcome to Netsuke-Gemini.

You will find a large selection of netsuke from the late Edo to the Meiji period. Furthermore, Japanese woodblock prints as well as scroll paintings and ink paintings.

The world of Netsuke

As the traditional Japanese dress, the kimono, does not have pockets, the Japanese used as early as the 17th century small objects carved from various materials - NETSUKE - to attach utensils such as inro or pipe holder by means of a cord to the obi, the Japanese belt. The cord passes through two holes called himotoshi in the netsuke and connects it below the belt to the corresponding sagemono ("hanging thing").