Word of the Day – July 20 – Netsuke

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Noun: Netsuke (NETS-kay)

Definition: A small and often intricately carved toggle (as of wood, ivory or metal) used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash.

Sample Sentence: During the Tokugawa period in Japan, from 1603-1868, the netsuke was an indispensable item of dress and often, a fine work of miniature art.

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