My name is Harald Hayen, my artist name is Hako. That is `Ha`from Hayen and `Ko`from my favourite carver Minko. I live in the northern part of Germany. I am carving netsuke since 1975 and did about 1500 pieces till today. My dear friend
Mr. Helmuth Laudenbach was at my side for over 30 years and told me a lot about netsuke. I worked as a netsuke - dealer
from 1978 to 2003, sold antique pieces and made many netsuke in comission to complete first class inro. The last 14 years I worked as a goldsmith and there was no power left for carving.
Now I am carving as a hobby for myself only. I have a great love for ojime too and will try to present my new work on
this website. I decided to present my little collection including the antique stuff I have.
This is , what I like.
STARTING THIS SITE - netsuke.de - ON FEBRUARY 1 , 2017
1979 in Oldenburg.
Picture taken by Michael Schröder.
This little blade was rusted, I polished it and found a nice hamon.
Like the japanese sun over waves.
I made some fuchigashira and menuki for a collector in Köln, who got his wakizashi completed with silver mountings now.
Some old items, that I like and enjoy, an obidome from the coll of Dr. Hennig, a porcelain inro with dragon, thank you Marco for this fantastic item, my favourite sujet in staghorn, old wooden sennin, a mask from Hanns Jatzlau collection and a Tembo
school tsuba. All old items, that make me love japanese art.