NAVAGRAHA MANTRA FROM TOJI TEMPLE
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Scroll of navagraha mantra (invocation for nine planet deities) and its explanation, made at Toji temple as the stronghold of Shingon Mikkyo (Japanese Shingon Esoteric Buddhism) in Kamakura period, 12th century.
The most of scrolls from the collection of Toji temple are now important cultural asset, and the provenance of this scroll is The Fujii Eikan Bunko Collection which inclu...
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Hand-painted Ukiyoe of female pilgrim as very rare motif I haven't seen before.
Besides the quality with detailed expression, it must be also a very important genre-painting as the rare document.
Her vest is written the time and address as "Kanbun 8" (1668), "Tsuchinoe-saru" (a combined signs of 1668 used in the sexagenary circle), and "Fushimi-cho",
and also its luxurious kimono with the fancy pa...
DORO-E, 'Pine tree at Karasaki'
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'Pine tree at Karasaki' (Karasaki no matsu) as the well-known picturesque area in Japan, often used for the motif specially for ukiyoe besides Doro-e.
Antique Japanese 6-panel folding screen, or "byobu", with a wonderful painted ocean scene and pine trees over a gold leaf background. Mild damage is hardly noticeable and does not detract from the gorgeous paintings. 19th century
SIze: 66.75" height, 145" length
Very rare hand-painted image as black-skinned Daikokuten (the one of the Seven Lucky Gods) as I've never seen before. Hand painting on silk, with hand-written Sanskrit characters (bonji). Edo-Meiji period.
I really don't know but guess the motif of this Daikokuten might be black people...
Fine scroll painting depicting Amida Buddha . Painting have been reframed sometime ago with original inscription fragments attached to the back of the most recent frame .
Very good condition
17th C Japanese Antique hand painting in Japanese style with frame and glass, "Genpei battle " on paper , in good condition,
Nandina laden with berries grows up around the sparsely blossoming ragged pluym in this painting by Hirai Baisen dating from the Taisho to early Showa eras enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hakubai-Nanten (White plum-Nandina). The pigment on silk image is bordered in superb brocade and terminates in large ivory rollers (they will need to be changed if shipped outside Japan)...
A neko-tora tiger in typical Nagasaki School design looks over its shoulder on this finely painted work signed Tsuneyama Gen’ei. Pigment and ink on silk, it has been completely remounted without overpainting. The scroll measures 15-1/2 x 68-1/2 inches (40 x 174 cm) and is in fine condition. The silk canvas is bordered in green silk with white piping and retains the original antique wood rollers.
Hanging scroll with image of a tiger, seen on its back, sitting under a promontory with some vegetation. Black ink, mineral colors and some gofun on silk. Dated and signed: Keio year of the tiger, 1st day of spring, Kofuku or Takayoshi. Seals: Mitsui Kofuku and Shisei. Japan, Edo period, 1866.
Image H 40 ½ x W 14 ¼ inches. Total height 76 inches.
Mitsui Takayoshi (1808-1885), born in Kyoto, established the Mitsui financial imperium and founded Mitsui Bank...
A pair of Japanese Edo Period scroll paintings by the painter Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki (1755-1811) , one of a dragon in the clouds and another of a tiger in a bamboo thicket, skillfully painted in sumi ink on silk and signed by the artist. The painter, Hiroyuki was as disciple of the painter, Hiromori and a of successor of the Sumiyoshi School which worked primarily for the Shogunate of Edo Period...
"Free and easy" skillful hand painting in fine composition, with signature and red seal (but too faded to confirm). Mounted in the later years.
Damage at one side of roll end. Please check the images for the condition, and feel free to inquire us for the further information.
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approx. L: 184cm (72.44in), W: 45cm (17.71in)
A pair of brightly colored Shishi frolic among peonies on this fine Edo period set of paintings mounted on a two panel screen. It is performed with pigment on silk. The signature appears to read Fukusai. Each panel is 29 x 57-1/2 inches (73.5 x 146.5 cm). It looks to have been restored in the early 20th century, with a wide border of bronze brocade inside a red lacquered wooden frame, and has been backed with sarasa cloth patterned with karakusa florals.
Fine Edo Period Japanese Folk Painting of the Legendary Carp who Becomes a Dragon. According to the legend of the Dragon Gate Waterfall, carp gather downstream and try to swim upstream against the current and jump up the waterfall. The carp that succeeds is transformed, in a flash of lightning and thunder, into a dragon. The phrase “going through the Dragon Gate" refers to advancement and success. The carp in this painting dreams of becoming a dragon...
Cat Staring at Mouse
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period.
A charming and finely painted, small shunga hand scroll featuring three erotic scenes in oblong format. Unsigned. Ink and colors on silk. Scroll mounted on silk and paper w. spotted bamboo knobs. Japan, late Meiji to early Taisho (1895–1915). Condition: Some superficial folding lines otherwise excellent condition.
Shomen-Kongo (lit.'Blue-Faced Vajra') is the unique deity worshipped through the folk faith in Japan with Chinese Taoist origins, influenced by Shinto, esoteric Buddhism, medicine, and the other local beliefs,
which is related to 'koshin-do' ('koshin-machi') as the event of that staying awake on the eve of the 57th day of the sexagenary cycle (to prevent the three worms from reporting one's wrongdoings and shortening...
BUDDHIST SANSKRIT CHARACTER, "A"
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Edo period. The pronunciation "a" of Sanskrit characters represented 'Dainichi-Nyorai' (Mahavairocana) as specially, meant the beginning of the universe in esoteric Buddhism as essentially ("un" is the ending as "inspiration and expiration" or "alpha and omega"). A fine mature Buddhist art piece in aesthetic aged condition from the Edo period, with some expected minor damages as seen...