Collection: Ojime Beads

These hand-carved boxwood beads are inspired by Antique Japanese Ojime. The Ojime bead is  the sliding bead on the cord of the Inro Box worn on the obi of the kimono. These Ojime are hand-carved by contemporary Chinese Master-Carvers, who take up to four hours to make each bead. They range in size from 3/4" to 1".  

Traditional kimonos had no pockets so Japanese men and women wore a compartmentalized box called an inro to carry medicine and other small personal items. The inro hung below the obi, a wide fabric kimono belt, on a double cord. 

Ojime Magical Jewels of Japan . . . by Robert O Kinsey

186 products
  • Bunny Bead of Bunny Eating Grass Netsuke Bead
    Bunny Bead of Bunny Eating Grass Netsuke Bead
    Regular price
    $36.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $36.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Mermaid Nursing Baby Mermaid Bead Ojime Bead
    Mermaid Nursing Baby Mermaid Bead Ojime Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Squirrels in a Basket Ojime Button
    Squirrels in a Basket Ojime Button
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $10.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Circle Mermaid Netsuke Bead
    Circle Mermaid Netsuke Bead
    Regular price
    $36.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $36.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Rabbit Button in the Ojime Tradition Hand-carved Button from Boxwood
    Rabbit Button in the Ojime Tradition Hand-carved Button from Boxwood
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $10.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Bird bead Boxwood Ojime Bead
    Bird bead Boxwood Ojime Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Wolf Bead Wolf Cub Ojime Bead
    Wolf Bead Wolf Cub Ojime Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Whale Ojime Bead
    Whale Ojime Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Mermaid Boxwood Netsuke Bead Mermaid Combing her Hair
    Mermaid Boxwood Netsuke Bead Mermaid Combing her Hair
    Regular price
    $32.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $32.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Mermaid Looking at Pearl Japanese Netsuke Bead
    Mermaid Looking at Pearl Japanese Netsuke Bead
    Regular price
    $32.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $32.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Monkey on Horse Japanese Boxwood Netsuke Bead
    Monkey on Horse Japanese Boxwood Netsuke Bead
    Regular price
    $32.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $32.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Crouching Bunny Rabbit Netsuke Bead
    Crouching Bunny Rabbit Netsuke Bead
    Regular price
    $36.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $36.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Horse Netsuke Bead
    Horse Netsuke Bead
    Regular price
    $36.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $36.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Swan Button in the Ojime Beads Tradition
    Swan Button in the Ojime Beads Tradition
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $10.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Dragon Button in Ojime Tradition
    Dragon Button in Ojime Tradition
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $10.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Bat Ball Button in the Ojime Tradition Hand-carved Boxwood
    Bat Ball Button in the Ojime Tradition Hand-carved Boxwood
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $10.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Large Lotus Ojime Bead Sandalwood Bead
    Large Lotus Ojime Bead Sandalwood Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Kimono Kitty Bead Ojime Bead
    Kimono Kitty Bead Ojime Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Hound Dog Bead Ojime Bead
    Hound Dog Bead Ojime Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out
  • Eagle Ojime Bead
    Eagle Ojime Bead
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $19.00
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sold out