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The intricately carved Japanese miniatures known as netsuke are among the most sought-after collectibles today. From their ancient beginnings as practical accessories to the kimono, the tiny figures became increasingly elaborate, evolving into stunning works of art. This comprehensive how-to guide takes readers through the process of carving their own amazing netsuke in six step-by-step projects and another 23 inspirational ideas, ranging from a lifelike bumblebee to a fantastical dragon. This lavish volume is profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs, and features meticulous descriptions of materials and techniques.