Click this link to view slides and read an overview of netsuke:
In your sketchbook notes, respond:
1. What was the original purpose of netsuke?
2. Describe design qualities, common materials, and popular subjects.
3. What is the katabori format of netsuke? Describe or draw an example.
Next, browse and select at least 3 interesting examples of animal-themed miniature sculpture from a museum site:
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/netsuke/gallery/3/ (click on “animals”)
Spend an hour drawing these 3 or more netsuke images with attention to form, value (shading), and texture. Color is optional.