Exhibition showcases Japan’s contemporary netsuke carved of woodAn exhibition on “Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke” will open at Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam on January 24. Exhibition showcases Japan’s contemporary netsuke carved of woodThe event will present 65 works by 64 Japanese contemporary netsuke carvers. As Western clothing was adopted from the Meiji period (1868-1911), netsuke disappeared from daily life in Japan. Since the 1970s, a new genre, contemporary netsuke, has taken shape, inspired by new sensibilities and ideas. Today, contemporary netsuke carvers continue to ply their craft, steadily producing to new works.