About Us

Kokoro Japanese Art Advisors is the coalescence of over 20 Years of collecting, study, writing and teaching with requests by Collectors for advice. We are an enterprise begun and which exists by and for the Serious Collector—one that continues to evolve with changing desires and deeds.

The Serious Collector is one who truly appreciates the netsuke art form. That is not mere sophistry.  The Serious Collector is a Steward whose honor and privilege it is to possess a portion of a wonderful art form for a period of time and preserve it for Future Generations.

Without a doubt, the Serious Collector will find something here to enhance a Collection. Our Mission is to offer art to delight--selected with one thing in mind: to make the Serious Collector smile and gaze upon a New Acquisition, filled with a wonder and warmth that enhances our existence.


This website is simple and no-nonsense. Let the art speak for itself. If you find something of interest and/or if you would like to ask us a question, please contact us at the addresses and/or telephone numbers on the contact tab.. Even if you find nothing that interests you, please contact us and let us know what you prefer. This is just a small selection of our offerings. All pieces are subject to prior sale and the shipment of some pieces is restricted by law to the United States.

Thank you for the opportunity to be a small part of your collecting life.

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Michael J. Strone, Esq.
kokoro@japanart.us



"The Serious Collector is a Steward whose Honor and Privilege it is to possess a portion of a Wonderful Art Form for a period of time and preserve it for Future Generations."