Netsuke



[net-skee, -skey; Japanese ne-tsoo-ke] /ˈnɛt ski, -skeɪ; Japanese ˈnɛ tsʊˈkɛ/

noun
1.
(in Japanese art) a small figure of ivory, wood, metal, or ceramic, originally used as a buttonlike fixture on a man’s sash, from which small personal belongings were hung.
/ˈnɛtsʊkɪ/
noun
1.
(in Japan) a carved toggle, esp of wood or ivory, originally used to tether a medicine box, purse, etc, worn dangling from the waist

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