The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes“Melancholy, I think, is a sort of default vagueness, a get-out clause, a smoldering lack of focus. And this netsuke is a small, tough explosion of exactitude. It deserves this kind of exactitude in return.”

From Edmund de Waal’s The Hare With Amber Eyes.” (If you haven’t found a little object to hold in your hand and keep in your pocket, try finding a netsuke, the Japanese carved ivory and wood carved objects that are the subject of this intriguing and thoughtful book—with a title I wish were mine.

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