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

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  • Mermaid Nursing Baby Mermaid Bead Ojime Bead
    Mermaid Nursing Baby Mermaid Bead Ojime Bead
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  • Squirrels in a Basket Ojime Button
    Squirrels in a Basket Ojime Button
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  • Rabbit Button in the Ojime Tradition Hand-carved Button from Boxwood
    Rabbit Button in the Ojime Tradition Hand-carved Button from Boxwood
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  • Wolf Bead Wolf Cub Ojime Bead
    Wolf Bead Wolf Cub Ojime Bead
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  • Whale Ojime Bead
    Whale Ojime Bead
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  • Monkey on Horse Japanese Boxwood Netsuke Bead
    Monkey on Horse Japanese Boxwood Netsuke Bead
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  • Crouching Bunny Rabbit Netsuke Bead
    Crouching Bunny Rabbit Netsuke Bead
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  • Bunny Bead of Bunny Eating Grass Netsuke Bead
    Bunny Bead of Bunny Eating Grass Netsuke Bead
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  • Horse Netsuke Bead
    Horse Netsuke Bead
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  • Turtle Button in the Ojime Beads Tradition
    Turtle Button in the Ojime Beads Tradition
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  • Swan Button in the Ojime Beads Tradition
    Swan Button in the Ojime Beads Tradition
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  • Hound Dog Bead Ojime Bead
    Hound Dog Bead Ojime Bead
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  • Crouching Bird Ojime Bead
    Crouching Bird Ojime Bead
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  • Circling Bunnies Ojime Bead
    Circling Bunnies Ojime Bead
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  • Cat Inro Box carved of Boxwood with Cat Ojime Bead and Cat Netsuke Bead
    Cat Inro Box carved of Boxwood with Cat Ojime Bead and Cat Netsuke Bead
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  • Crab on Octopus Inro Box with Crab Ojime Bead and Crab Netsuke Bead
    Crab on Octopus Inro Box with Crab Ojime Bead and Crab Netsuke Bead
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  • Elephant Head Bead Ojime Bead with light stain
    Elephant Head Bead Ojime Bead with light stain
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  • Round Dragon Bead Carved Boxwood Ojime Bead with light stain
    Round Dragon Bead Carved Boxwood Ojime Bead with light stain
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  • Standing Laughing Buddha Bead Carved Boxwood Ojime Bead with light stain
    Standing Laughing Buddha Bead Carved Boxwood Ojime Bead with light stain
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  • Quan Yin Bead wearing a Crown of Faces Ojime Bead with light stain
    Quan Yin Bead wearing a Crown of Faces Ojime Bead with light stain
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