Devoted to the Study and Appreciation of Netsuke

Linda Meredith
1247 Racine Street
Bellingham, WA 98229
Tel: (360) 734-7319
Fax: (866) 772-8693

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Welcome to the official web site of the International Netsuke Society, devoted to the study and appreciation of netsuke and its related art forms (inro, ojime, sagemono).

Founded as the Netsuke Kenkyukai Society in 1975, membership in the Society includes:

  • a subscription to our quarterly full color illustrated International Netsuke Society Journal
  • full access to the INS online Forum
  • regional Chapter meetings and related activities in the United States, Japan and Europe
  • an invitation to our bi-annual International Conventions which include multiple formal lectures, hands-on workshops presented by leading experts, and social events. The Conventions have dealer exhibitions where you will see and be able to handle the best available netsuke in the world.
  • opportunities to establish relationships and share information with knowlegable collector members to increase your knowledge of your own collection above what you may have already experienced by participating on our free INS Forum.The INS is the largest international organization of netsuke collectors, bringing together members living in 31 different countries worldwide.