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JETAA NW Study Day and Shinnenkai

28th January 2018

JETAA NW Study Day and Shinnenkai

JETAA NW and JSNW Netsuke Study Day

On January 20th JETAA NW helped organise a Study Day at World Museum Liverpool exclusively for JETAA and JSNW members.  The chosen subject for the Study Day was netsuke and we were pleased to see that this provoked a very fast response from JSNW members and drew in JETAA members from as far as London.

We were taken behind the scenes of World Museum where one of the assistant curators of the Ethnology Department gave a talk on netsuke.  She gave an overview of netsuke, the different kinds, and what they were used for.  The main collectors in Liverpool were also discussed and we learnt World Museum have been donated a massive 650 netsuke over the years.

We were also instructed on how to handle museum objects and were treated to a very special handling session during which we could look at a variety of netsuke from the museum archive.  Unfortunately we can not share pictures of these exquisite netsuke as they are private archive objects.

After the session, we took in the Japanese collection that is on view to the public in the World Cultures section of the museum and enjoyed talking about Japan whilst we walked.  We continued the stories of Japan in a nearby pub and then finished off the day with a fabulous Japanese meal at Liverpool’s best Japanese restaurant, Etsu.

It was an incredible day and I would like to say thank you to everyone who attended and made the event so memorable.  I’m so pleased the Study Day attracted some new faces, indeed, it was oversubscribed so we plan to run another one later in the year.  If you missed out this time then not to worry as we’ll see you at the next one!

Best wishes to everyone.

Corrina Ellis - JETAA North West Chair.

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