Monthly Archives: January 2017

New Year 2017

New Year 2017

To greet the New Year I have selected a netsuke of Zendama, the good spirit first introduced by the popular writer Santo Kyoden in his illustrated book Shingaku Hayasomegusa (Fast-dyeing mind technique) in 1790. The author and illustrator, a man of the despised merchant class, can arguably be credited as the artist who introduced the ... Read More