THE COLLECTION

Explore our curated selection of fine Netsuke

Welcome to Edo Netsuke, the sanctuary where the passion for Japanese art and culture culminates in the exquisite form of Netsuke. Behind every miniature masterpiece we curate lies a story – one that is deeply intertwined with the life journey of Dmitry Tubis, a Ukrainian-born aficionado of Japanese art, whose love for Netsuke has blossomed into a vibrant career that bridges cultures and epochs.

The Genesis of Passion

Dmitry’s story is not just about Netsuke; it’s a narrative that weaves through the early tapestries of his life, surrounded by a family of antique collectors in Ukraine. This environment, rich with heritage and appreciation for artistry, set the stage for a lifelong journey into the heart of Japanese culture. A serendipitous encounter with a delicately carved wooden Netsuke at the tender age of 16 was the spark that ignited a deep-seated passion for these enchanting artifacts.

A Dentist with an Artisan’s Heart

By profession a dentist, Dmitry Tubis’ life is a testament to the belief that passion knows no boundaries. His professional acumen for precision and detail mirrored his approach to Netsuke, transforming a budding interest into an enduring vocation. Starting his collection in 1991, Dmitry embarked on a path that would see him delve into the rich tapestry of Netsuke, exploring its history, narratives, and craftsmanship with the dedication of an artisan.

An Advocate for Netsuke

Dmitry’s contributions to the world of Netsuke extend far beyond personal collection. His tenure as the elected President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Netsuke Society from 2009 to 2011, and his role in co-hosting the Beverly Hills Biannual Netsuke Convention in 2011, are milestones that underscore his commitment to this art form. Since stepping into the business realm in 2010, Dmitry has emerged as a leading figure in promoting and preserving Netsuke, acting as a bridge between past and present, and ensuring the legacy of these miniature treasures continues to inspire.

Edo Netsuke: A Gateway to Japanese Elegance

Today, Edo Netsuke stands as a testament to Dmitry Tubis’ lifelong dedication to Netsuke. It is more than just a platform; it is a destination where enthusiasts and newcomers alike can explore the vast, intricate world of Japanese miniature art. Through Edo Netsuke, Dmitry continues to share his expertise, passion, and advocacy for Netsuke, inviting all to discover the beauty, complexity, and cultural richness of these tiny, extraordinary works of art.

Join us in this journey of discovery and appreciation, and let us introduce you to the mesmerizing world of Netsuke that Dmitry Tubis has cherished and nurtured over the decades. Welcome to Edo Netsuke – where every Netsuke tells a story waiting to be discovered.

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