The Hare with the Amber Eyes

Good friends gave me the stunning book The Hare With The Amber Eyes a few months back.
Written by Edmund De Waal it charts his family from 1871 onwards but more specifically the heirloom of 264 japanese hand carved miniature figures "netsuke" and how they travelled through history for 123 years or so until Edmund inherits them from his uncle Iggie. Its a fascinating account of family and heirlooms. Halfway through reading the book, I found these "netsuke" in a glass vitrine in Brasilian artist Pinkie Wainers shop in SaƵ Paulo!