Subject Categories of Netsuke:
Netsuke reflect the nature of the society that produced them. It displays every aspect of Japan and Chinese culture including folk and religion, all types of people and creatures, both real and imagined, and every kind of object. The Main subject categories of netsuke are as below:
- Animal - Chinese zodiac animals and other animal such as cat, frog, turtle, elephant etc. are common animal subject of netsukes.
- People - Called “figurine” netsuke, including famous, anonymous, current, historical, real and fictitious, god, children, warriors etc.
- Sexual – Called "shunga" netsuke, it may depict a male and female in sexual conjugation, or may contain only subtle or symbolic sexual reference
Others – Such as plants, insect and some non-living things
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