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netsuke (plural netsukes or netsuke)
- A small, often collectible, artistic carving characterized by an opening or two small holes (紐通し (himotōshi)), most commonly made of wood or ivory, used as a fob at the end of a cord attached to a suspended pouch containing pens, medicines, or tobacco. Netsuke originated in feudal Japan in the late 16th and 17th centuries.
- Rōmaji transcription of
netsuke m (plural netsukes)
- netsuke (miniature Japanese sculptures)