Netsuke are small Japanese sculptural carvings that were initially used as clothing accessories. They depicted a wide variety of subjects, from animals to religious figures. Netsuke were used to secure small pouches, called inrō, that carried small items one might put in a pocket today. Today in Japan, many people decorate their cell phones with tiny netsuke-like charms, depicting anything from favorite foods to favorite anime characters. Do you have any accessories that show your favorite pastimes or characters?