What are Button ?

5) Variations of sizes and structures,
and how they are made.

Size: From large items like buttons for furs to small items like doll buttons.
Structure: difference of the shank designs etc.
Knotting buttons like Chinese or Korean ones.
Cuff buttons and pillow case buttons that are hooked from both sides.
There is even a button called a cover button which fits over another button.

Note: In the Western countries, Japanese netsuke is often referred in the category of buttons.

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