Works by Raymond Bushell

Books Articles Miscellaneous Publications Articles by Others Exhibitions Television Appearances Lectures

Books

THE NETSUKE HANDBOOK OF UEDA REIKICHI Charles E. Tuttle Co. Tokyo, Japan and Rutland, Vermont, 1961. An adaptation of Netsuke no Kenkyu by Ueda Reikichi. Now in its 13th printing.

WONDERFUL WORLD OF NETSUKE Charles E. Tuttle Co., Tokyo, Japan, and Rutland, Vermont, 1964. Now in its 10th printing.

AN INTRODUCTION TO NETSUKE Charles E. Tuttle Co., Tokyo, Japan, and Rutland, Vermont, 1971.

COLLECTORS'NETSUKE John Weatherhill Inc., Tokyo, Japan, 1971. Now in its 5th printing. Translated into Japanese by Shinichi Tonomura, under the title Netsuke no Sekai.

NETSUKE, FAMILIAR & UNFAMILIAR John Weatherhill Inc., Tokyo, Japan, 1975. Now in its 2nd printing. Translated into Japanese by Hideo Masuda, under the title Netsuke , Published by Tanko-sha, 1976

THE INRO HANDBOOK Jon Weatherhill Inc., Tokyo, Japan, 1979. Translated into Japanese by Misao Mikoshiba, published by Tanko-sha,1979.

THE ART OF NETSUKE CARVING by Masatoshi as told to Raymond Bushell Kodansha International, Tokyo, Japan, 1981. Now in its 2nd printing.

NETSUKE MASKS Kodansha International, Tokyo, Japan, 1985.

Articles

Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors Society Published by Helen and Bernard Hurtig, Honolulu, Hawaii

THE SO SCHOOL Vol. 1/1, Spring, 1973

SHIMIZU IWAO, SCULPTOR OF IWAMI :PART I Vol. 2/4, Mar, 1975 Adapted into English by Makoto Shichida and Raymond Bushell

SHIMIZU IWAO, SCULPTOR OF IWAMI : PART II Vol. 3/1, June, 1975

SHIMIZU IWAO, SCULPTOR OF IWAMI : PART III Vol. 3/2, Sept, 1975

SHIMIZU IWAO, SCULPTOR OF IWAMI : PART IV Vol. 3/3, Dec, 1975

SHIMIZU IWAO, SCULPTOR OF IWAMI : PART V Vol. 3/4, Mar, 1976

SHIMIZU IWAO, SCULPTOR OF IWAMI : PART VI Vol. 4/1, June, 1976

SHIMIZU IWAO, SCULPTOR OF IWAMI : PART VII Vol. 4/2, Sept, 1976 TRADITIONAL OBJECTS, by Eiichi Ono Adapted into English by Raymond Bushell

A NETSUKE HAPPENING, by R.B.P.Ranckh Vol. 4/3, Dec, 1976

HASHIICHI, by Kyuichi Takeuchi Vol. 4/4, Mar 1976 Adapted into English by Raymond Bushell

MR. RANCHK IN ISTANBUL(anonymous) Vol. 5/1, June 1977

LETTER TO EDITOR Vol. 5/2, Sept 1977

MR. RANCHK IN TOKYO (anonymous) Vol. 5/4, Mar 1978

STUDY OF NETSUKE PART I, by Kyuichi Takeuchi. Vol. 7/3, Dec 1979 Translated and adapted by Misao Mikoshiba and Raymond Bushell

STUDY OF NETSUKE : PART II Vol. 7/4, Mar1980

STUDY OF NETSUKE : PART III Vol. 8/1, Dec 1980

NETSUKE AESTHETICS, by Ishiko Junzo Vol. 8/2, Sept 1980 Translated and adapted by Misao Mikoshiba and Raymond Bushell

EXHIBIT PROS AND CONS Vol. 9/2, Sept 1981

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT EXPERTIZING NETSUKE Vol. 10/2, Sept 1982

SOUTH AMERICA AND NETSUKE Vol. 10/4, Mar 1983

LETTER TO EDITOR Vol. 11/1, June 1983

THE TAKEI INRO COLLECTION Vol. 12/1, June 1984

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Vols. 1-12 (1973-1985)

International Netsuke Society Journal (previously Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal) Published by the International Netsuke Society

LETTER TO EDITOR Vol. 2/1, Mar 1982

IN DEFENSE OF MANJU Vol. 2/2, June 1982

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON NETSUKE AESTHETICS Vol. 3/4, Dec 1982

TWO SOKO NETSUKE IN THE SOKO SKETCH BOOK Vol. 3/1, Mar 1983

SOSUI'S FAMILY TREE Vol. 3/2, June 1983

AN HISTORICAL INRO Vol. 3/2, June 1983

ISHIKAWA KOMEI Vol. 3/3, Sept 1983

PLEASE TAKE MY KOKUSAIS PART I (anonymous) Vol. 3/3, Sept 1983

PLEASE TAKE MY KOKUSAIS PART II (anonymous) Vol. 3/4, Dec 1983

A NETSUKE OF MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS Vol. 3/4, Dec 1983

A NETSUKE FOR SPECULATION Vol. 4/1, Spring 1983

THE JAPANESE NETSUKE KENKYUKAI Vol. 6/1, Spring 1983 An adaptation and digest of their latest journal issue, Vol. 16, by Misao Mikoshiba and Raymond Bushell

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Vol. 5-16, (1985-1996)

Art of Asia Metropole Building, 57 Peking Road Kowloon, Hong Kong

MASATOSHI: THE LAST OF THE NETSUKE ARTISTS July - Aug 1973

BOOK REVIEW: MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART May - June 1974

CERAMIC NETSUKE Mar - Apr 1976

THE SOKEN KISHO AND OJIME Jul - Aug 1979

KISERUZUTSU:THE JAPANESE PIPECASE Nov - Dec 1980

NETSUKE AND THE SOKEN KISHO Nov - Dec 1980

SHOKO, AN UNTYPICAL NETSUKE CARVER Mar - Apr 1983

TRAVELS BY NETSUKE Mar - Apr 1984

BOOK REVIEW: NETSUKE & SAGEMONO Jul - Aug 1992

TO DONATE OR NOT TO DONATE Jan - Feb 1995

BOOK REVIEW: THE SIGNATURE BOOK OF NETSUKE Jan - Feb 1997 INRO ARTISITS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES

Miscellaneous Publications

This list includes all of the major articles RB wrote for various publications. Excluded are many of the introductory articles he wrote for various trade and tourist publications.

NETSUKE COLLECTION: BITTEN BY THE NETSUKE BUG Orientations, Oct. 1970 Pacific Communications Ltd., Asia House, Hennessey Rd., Hong Kong

OLD MASTERS: THE GREATEST NETSUKE CARVER OF THEM ALL Orientations, June. 1971

NETSUKE AND INRO Collectors' Encyclopedia of Antiques, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1973

SCULPTURE IN MINIATURE: NETSUKE Architectural Digest, bimonthly USA publication, Sept/Oct 1974

NETSUKE: MINIATUR SKULPTUREN Architektur und Wohnen, biannual German magazine, Summer 1974

NETSUKE: MINIATURE SCULPTURES Peace, Happiness, Prosperity, Tokyo, Japan, April 1976

CONCERNING THE WALTERS COLLECTION OF NETSUKE The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery, Vol. 35, 1977 Published by the Museum Trustees, Baltimore, Maryland

SUMO NETSUKE Sumo World, January 1980

FLORAL DESIGNS IN JAPANESE LACQUER Ikebana International, March 1980, No.57 A monthly magazine, Tokyo

A FOREIGNER LOOKS AT NETSUKE The Kotto, April 13, 1980, No.3 An occasional art magazine published by Yomiuri Shinbun, Tokyo

BOOK REVIEW: JAPANESE LACQURE 1609 - 1900: REFLECTIONS

FROM THE CHARLES A. GREENFIELD COLLECTION Monumenca Nipponica, Summer 1981

TRAVELS BY NETSUKE Far East Traveler, August 1982, Tokyo, Japan

JAPAN: NETSUKE The Dictionary of Art, Vol. 17 (of 32), 1996, Macmillan Publishers, Ltd., London

Articles by Others

THE RAYMOND BUSHELL NETSUKE By Parry Hill and Johnny Johnson

Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors Society, Vol. 7/3, Dec 1979

RAYMOND BUSHELL NETSUKE AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART By Virginia G. Atchley

Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors Society, Vol. 5/3, Fall 1985

AN INTERVIEW WITH RAYMOND BUSHELL By Luigi Bandini

Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors Society, Vol. 8/1, Spring 1988

UPSTAIRS AT THE DOWNSTAIRS(a review of Christie’s catalogue of the Bushell sale) By Gabor Wilhelm

Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors Society, Vol. 8/1, Dec 1988

Exhibitions

An Exhibition of Netsuke from the Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection, Mikimoto Hall, Ginza, Tokyo, September 1-17, 1979. A catalogue was published illustrating the 500 netsuke, exhibited in color and in black and white.

The World of Sword Furnishings. Fittings from the Collection of Raymond and Frances Bushell. Mikimoto Hall, Ginza, Tokyo, March 14-23, 1980. A catalogue was published illustrating the 107 kodogu groups in color and in black and white.

An exhibition of the work of the contemporary netsuke carver Masatoshi, who is sponsored by RaymondBushell. Mikimono Hall, Ginza, Tokyo, February 4-23, 1982. All the netsuke illustrated in color and in black and white.

The art of Netsuke Carving (see Books, above) were exhibited. A catalogue showing choice Masatoshi carvings in color and black and white was published.

Exhibition at Christie's Great Rooms, London, England in conjunction with the London International Netsuke convention.

Exhibition of 600 netsuke from the Collection of Raymond and Frances Bushell at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California. This exhibition opened in November 1984 and will continue on permanent basis with the rotation of groups of 150 netsuke, each group for approximately a six month duration.

Exhibition of 350 netsuke masks from the Collection of Raymond and Frances Bushell comprising those illustrated in Netsuke Mask (see Books, above). Mikimito Hall, Ginza, Tokyo, June 12- July 1, 1986

Television Appearances

NHK Educational Television(Channel 3), September 11, 1979. Examples of netsuke shown with explanations of the status of netsuke in Japanese sculpture, and the legends and stories they represent.

Two or three appearances on local cable television, particularly directed to guests at hotels in Japan and to cable TV subscribers, showing netsuke and explaining their function and stories.

Cable News International (CNN), November 22, 1986, in the United States and November 23, 1986, in Japan showing examples of netsuke and their place in the world of art in both Japan and the West. The viewers of CNN in America are numbered in the millions.

Lectures

Numerous lectures about netsuke to various local organizations and clubs in and around Tokyo including the College Woman's Association of Japan.

Lecture about netsuke to the Friends of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts, on September 24, 1986

Compiled and edited by Linda Meredith © 1999

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