Learn the intricate skills of creating Japanese netsuke with this concise, step-by-step guide, sure to inspire you whether you are a relative beginner or an experienced and dedicated carver. Japanese netsuke was traditionally created for practical reasons, to secure a valuables pouch to the sash of Japanese garments. They are now highly collectable works of art. Thanks to author and Chairman of the British Woodcarvers Association, Peter Benson, you too can learn this miniature carving style with this beautiful, concise guide that will take you through 9 step-by-step projects. The Art of Carving Netsuke covers the full process and all the techniques required for creating superb, miniature carvings reflecting this Japanese tradition. This book will inspire you - from relative beginners to the experienced and dedicated carver.