A large screen depicting a samurai replete with the Jakumei crest of the Takeda Clan rearing his horse in a shout of battle, wand extended at arms length giving the order to charge. The horse appears to be fighting panic, possibly at the deafening sound of the guns of Oda Nobunaga, a sound which brought in the modern era of warfare to Japan in a pitched battle between Oda forces and those of Takeda Shingen...
Tarashikomi leaves draping from the maple dominate this anonymous Meiji period Rimpa style Autumn scene, kiku in the foreground with a melon growing to one side. The scene is enclosed in a pale silk border with red lacquered wooden frame. A very decorative scene suitable for any interior. The screen is 68 x 148 inches (172 x 376 cm) and in overall very nice condition with only minor insect damage along the outer cloth border.
An image of common items changing into monsters (bakemono, literally translated Changed-things). An Obi (sash) and a hat are turning into animals, one a snake the other a deer. Below a pot is changing into a badger. Ink and light color on paper, it appears to be a sketch for a woodblock print. Names of the creatures and colors to be used are noted...
Rare signed and stamped Scroll depicting Samurai racing horses for the pleasure of Nobles at the Royal villa . Hand painted on paper , scroll measures 3.5 meters in lenght and 31 cm in width.
Very good condition with only minor staining and patination .
18th C Japan 6 Panels Hand painted Folding Screen (second of a pair), Chinese old stories.Whole size :174 X 3780 (CM)
18th C Japan 6 Panels Hand painted Folding Screen (one of a pair), Chinese old stories.Whole size :174 X 3780 (CM)
Tiger painting on silk in ink and colors. A prowling tiger among windy bamboos. Singed: Yukiyama (fl. first half of 19th cent.), and one artist’s seal. A follower of the Chinese-inspired Nagasaki School. Fitted, newer box. Edo, early19th cent. H 100 cm, 40 W cm (picture frame). Total measurements: 170 X 55 cm. Condition: Excellent. Recent mounting of high quality.
Size: Scroll: Height: 79" Width: 22 3/4" With Ends: 24 3/4" Painting: Height 44 1/2" Width: 16 1/2"
The scroll is authenticated by the great-great grandson of Shonen, Kubo Yoshio who is a noted contemporary Japanese painter. The scroll was authenticated in July of 2010.
This scroll is a rare and unique painting done in 1905 to honor of the victory of the Russo-Japanese war...
Antique Japanese door with a beautiful painting of a playful looking geisha holding the folds of her robes and carrying a maple branch in her hand. Her robe is navy blue with a turquoise obi, with intricate auspicious symbols accented by red. A low hanging maple branch with fall colored leaves and mushrooms hangs above her head. Splashes of gold flecking surround her. The opposite side of the door has been painted with a wonderful scene of boats and mountains...
Antique Japanese door with beautiful painting of two beautiful geisha. One holds a black and gold lacquer tray while the other kneels beside her. Flecks of gold accent the space surrounding the painting. The backside of the door has a monochromatic painting of waterside scenery. Meiji age (1868-1912)
Size: 71" height, 37" width, 1.25" depth
Meike Gafu: Chikumeishu, Autumn Book
c. 1822, 5th Year of Bunsei
Size: Width 15.9cm Length 23cm
An interesting book published during the end of the Edo period of various still life works with Japanese poetry composed centered on the plant shown. One page shows a poem composed by Bassho. The last page is showing a cactus, a rare plant in the Edo period and may have come from the West through the trade in Nagasaki. The back contains the species of flowers shown in the book.
The images of Ten spiritual realms (Jikkaizu) colored on paper canvas, as a part of particular Japanese Buddhist cosmology of Tendai sect and consist of four higher realms and six lower realms;
as clockwise rotation from the top, - Buddhahood, Bosatsu, Voice-hearers, Humans, Hungry spirits, Hell, Animals, Asura, Heaven, and Voice-hearers.
Specially, unique point of view of Humans, Hungry spirits, and Asura describing well as it's genre-painting of the ti...
'Yurei-ga' (ghost painting as a form of ukiyo-e in Edo-Meiji period) of the ghost of elderly married woman with tooth blackening appearing in lonely cemetery.
Signs of Mori Kansai (1814-1894) as a famous Japanese ukiyo-e painter, but unidentified its authenticity.
(Moreover, its uniqueness and quality of such existing scarce yurei-ga itself is much more valued than the name of painter today.)
Repaired and with expected slight stains as seen...
A Fine & Rare Japanese Original Watercolour Design for a Printed Fan. Meiji Period 1868-1912
Width 18 12/ ins. (47 cms) x ht. 9 1/4 ins. (23.5 cms) This unique large painting was done as a design for a printed fan produced by the firm of Toshio Inouye, 27 Bukkoji, Takakura, Kyoto and bears their stamp...
Signifying strength and resilience, bamboo—together with pine and plum (sho chiku bai)—is an auspicious symbols running through the heart of Japanese art and culture. The young bamboo depicted here—sprouting from a patch of rocks—were composed by one of the most renowned and loved waka poets of the 19th century, Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875).
Rengetsu was born into a Samurai family but was soon after adopted by the Ōtagaki family...
Beiho Style, Literati Landscape
Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924)
c. Late Edo-Meiji
Size: Scroll: Length 213 cm Width 49cm Painting: Length 136cm Width 29.5cm
Box inscription, from Fukaya Kingaku (active Meiji-Taisho Period)
From a Japanese Collection in Western Japan.
The technique of using the brush to create the lush greenery in the mountains is called meifang or beiho which is often seen in Chinese landscape painting techniques...
Portrait of Baisa-o (series of 100)
Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)
Size: Scroll: Length 182cm Width 47cm Painting: 103.5cm Width 31cm
Done around 1862, celebrating the centennial memorial of the founder of the Sencha tradition, Baisa-o. Interestingly, Chokunyu describes on the painting of his reasons to create the set or series of 100 paintings and to whom this work was presented to. Chokunyu was thought to have created other series of paintings such as famous Mt...
PICTURE OF HELL
Quite a unique picture representation of hell in such remarkable eddy composition applied the method of Western painting to the motif of Eastern Buddhist Asura realm.
Written epigram for its suppression, with painter's name (Koto Kinoshita), and date of creation (In mid-January, Showa 2 (1927)) in the upper part. Aesthetic damaged condition as is and as seen.