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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  • 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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  • Dragon Boxwood Ojime Bead aka Foo Dog in Clear Stain
    Dragon Boxwood Ojime Bead aka Foo Dog in Clear Stain
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  • Dragon Sandalwood Ojime Bead aka Foo Dog in Dark Stain
    Dragon Sandalwood Ojime Bead aka Foo Dog in Dark Stain
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  • Elephant Ojime Bead with Ears like Leaves in Clear Varnish
    Elephant Ojime Bead with Ears like Leaves in Clear Varnish
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  • Owl Bead Ojime Bead light Stain
    Owl Bead Ojime Bead light Stain
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  • Dragon Boxwood Ojime Bead
    Dragon Boxwood Ojime 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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  • Quan Yin Bead with wearing pearls Ojime Bead with dark stain
    Quan Yin Bead with wearing pearls Ojime Bead with dark stain
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  • Quan Yin Bead with wearing pearls Ojime Bead with light stain
    Quan Yin Bead with wearing pearls Ojime Bead with light stain
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  • Quan Yin Bead Carved Boxwood Ojime Bead with Lotus Leaves
    Quan Yin Bead Carved Boxwood Ojime Bead with Lotus Leaves
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  • Three Frogs Netsuke Bead
    Three Frogs Netsuke Bead
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  • Flower Wheel Sandalwood Ojime Bead in Small Size
    Flower Wheel Sandalwood Ojime Bead in Small Size
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  • Turtle Bead as a Ball Boxwood Ojime Bead
    Turtle Bead as a Ball Boxwood Ojime Bead
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  • Monkey Ojime Bead of a Monkey sitting on a pumpkin
    Monkey Ojime Bead of a Monkey sitting on a pumpkin
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  • Puppy Dog bead boxwood Ojime bead
    Puppy Dog bead boxwood Ojime bead
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  • Turtle Ojime Bead
    Turtle Ojime Bead
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