No doubt all of you have heard about such decoration piece as the netsuke. Perhaps you also know the story of it which is dating back to the 17th century Japan and became extremely popular in Europe towards the end of the 19th Century and were sold in many places as novelty items very cheaply.
Usually netsuke is made of Ivory or wood but a variety of other materials also have been used throughout the history, such as ceramic, horn, bone, amber etc. The quality of Netsuke was variable, very often it expressed sexual depictions and symbols referring to different work of Eastern art and literature.
Start as a pocket usage into a sexual giddiness (it’s well known tradition of buying a it to newly married couples) it used as a sexual guide for the older children of wealthy families in Japan and China. So very soon Netsuke became a most popular collectible item all over the world.
For all those who probably be curious, “tentacle porn” art has roots in Japan, appearing first in netsuke pieces, and then in shunga, or erotic art prints, by ukiyo-e Hokusai. For instance this really very thrilling print is titled “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife” and is dated by 1820.