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Japanese Taxidermists

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Ken D., Jun 4, 2016.

  1. I am looking for taxidermists in Japan...any JTA folks or taxidermists with knowledge of 20th century taxidermy history in Japan?
  2. John Janelli

    John Janelli New Member

    I'd be happy to help you out with seven taxidermists from Japan, complete with postal addresses. Send me a PM with your own postal address and you can expect the list and my source of obtaining it in this weeks USPS mail. Please share your tentative findings with the rest of us here at Taxidermy.Net when and if it pans out well.
    One historical name of the most incredible fish painting artists and amazing habitat designers of the American Museum of Natural History, the James L. Clark Studios and the John F. Hansen Studios was a Japanese American known as Toshio Aseada. Toshio discovered many of the innovations in fish taxidermy and habitat coloring techniques that our industry so often takes for granted. His work with a pallet, brush and oils would rival anyone who ever held an airbrush. Your subject matter sounds exciting, best of luck with it!

  3. Hi John,
    Thank for the info and will definitely share any information I get. The specimen in particular that brought this to my attention is a vintage Copper Pheasant. Very nice and well mounted...It is considerably older based on appearance, fading/loss of color etc and the owners recollection of its history and journey to the US but very indicative of someone with advanced skills, even by todays standards. Just opened a whole new area of interest for me. PM sent. Ken
  4. Wingnut

    Wingnut Member

    From friends within the military, I've heard that there is no longer any "wild" hunting done in Japan, or, the Formosan Islands, and, due to the lack of game or birds, and all of the vast numbers of people, that the "game farm" style hunting clubs have grown rapidly since World War ll, and, the most common, pen-raised and hunted bird there, is the Copper pheasant. I have photos of game farm hunters, with liberal "bags" of several specie of exotic pheasant, and the Copper being the most prevalent! I'd enjoy a morning of Copper pheasant hunting! LOL!