Classical Japanese anthology card game of one hundred Japanese waka poem by one hundred poets based on the essential artistically and elegant spiritually aware of Japan.
The earlier getting back, the more detailed design, as those cards are all hand-painted with the quality papers and paints, which is considered to be from the late 16th century during the Momoyama - the Early Edo period...
BUDDHIST SANSKRIT CHARACTER, "A"
Dealer: hotoke antiques
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...
SENMENGA (2 pieces)
Dealer: Ishii Collection
A pair of two fan paintings of Kano school, dated back to the late Edo period. Just like an abstraction for its well-composed coloring. Aesthetically aged condition with expected damages as seen.
KOMYO SHINGON MANDALA
Edo period. Assessed as the one coming from Buddhist temple because of its large size, which is considered as very scarce today. Esoteric mantra (Shingon) in Sanskrit is hand-painted...
Drifts of snow and drifts of rain clouds decorate this pair of sumi-e ink screens with soft washes of color by preeminent Shijo artist Mori Yuzan. Deer stand solitary below laden pines on the snow riven shore, while a bird takes flight, arcing down through the sky searching for perch in a mountain squall. They are performed with ink and soft washes of color on paper mounted in fine silk borders with black lacquered frames finished in the corners with fine metal hardware...
Sixteen outstanding disciples of buddha are called Jyuroku (sixteen) Rakan, the theme of Zen Buddhism painting.
Rakan, abbreviation of arakan (arhat), is a respectable ascetic monk.
Signed artist name "...Chokunyu Koji..." and dating Japanese traditional era name "Kaei Kinoe Tora (1854) summer".
Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907), scholar artist in Meiji era. He studied under Tanomura Chikuden, and he was abopted by the Tanomura...
2 scrolls,painting on silk of a Yurei ,ghost coming out a mokugyo and a nozarashi skull.
Both from same artist, edo period
Long:45"(115cm) large:5"(13cm) painting large: 4.25"(11cm) long:22.25"(56.5cm)
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Written and sent from the front of the Russo‐Japanese War (1904-05) in Jun.4, 1905. Postmarked by the military in Jun.9, and confirmed the postmark of Yaizu-munadaka (in Shizuoka Prefecture) in Jun.19.
Unusual motif of female portrait for such the Japanese military postcard. Aesthetic inspiration and composition with the memory.
approx. 13.5 x 9 cm (5.31 x 3.54in)
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Hanging scroll. Life-size figure of the patriarch Daruma, standing barefoot with his garment wrapped around his body. Bold, fluent brushstrokes. Inscription and seals at upper right. Seals: Hakkan’un; Kagai and unread seal. Black ink on paper. Japan, Taisho era, early 1920s.
Image: 53 ¾ x 20 1/8 in. (137.6 x 51.6 cm).
Light worm damage in the upper part of mounting, some wear and one tiny damaged spot in paper in lower part, otherwise very good condition.
Framed painting of a warrior with a drawn sword, holding a severed head in his hand. On his back a flag with the image of a skull. Perhaps one of the heroes of the Taiheiki, such as Endo Giemon Masatada. But between Kuniyoshi and other Utagawa artists, several series of heroes were produced. Unsigned. The style of Utagawa Kuniyoshi or Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Black ink and colors on paper, mounted as a scroll, cut and framed. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Frame H 49 ½ x W 27 ¼ in...
Japanese scroll painting two cranes, painted with ink and color on silk, show a Kano school style.
Signed artist name "Atsuharu" and sealed.
We have no information about the artist.
Measurements : 71 5/8" x 17 1/2" (182cm x 44.5cm).
Painted area : 34 5/8" x 12 3/4" (88cm x 32.4cm).
There are stains and creases.
Primitive and unique graphical calligraphic style of the six kanji characters of Japanese Buddhist mantra, 'Namu-Amida-Butsu', (originally in Sanskrit; 'Namo Amitabhaya') which means "mindfulness of the Buddha".
In aesthetic antique condition with expected minor damage as seen. Total - approx. 83 x 26cm (32.67 x 10.23in)
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A superb rendering of two dragons vying in a darkened sky signed Eitoku Fujiwara Mitsunori and attributable to Tosa Mitsunori. It is 34 x 94 inches (86 x 239 cm) and has been restored at considerable expense. The mounting is green silk patterned with stormy waves extended with beige, and it features huge bone rollers. This has Mitsunori’s famous dark wet washes, a signature of his work and work of the Tosa School in the Momoyama to early Edo period...
18th century Ukiyo-e painting of a hawk in vivid colors signed Tomiyasu (Fu-an). It is performed in light pigment on silk, mounted in Edo period cloth with bone rollers. It measures 16 x 68 inches (41 x 173 cm) and comes enclosed in a wooden box. There are references to an Ukiyo-e artist (or family) active from the early to mid Edo period (1680s to 1760s) named Fu-an, no specific dates.
Elegant 6 panel small byobu or screen from the late Edo Period C.1860. Lovely gold leaf background with three cranes frolicing among the pines, camelia and chrysanthemum flowers on the bank of a swirling blue river. Fine bronze metal fittings on the frame and in excellent condition. Only 140cm tall and 300cm long making it a perfect size for over the couch. Ask for shipping quote.
Deer are started from their rest in the Autumn grasses by travelers in this early to mid Edo (late 17th to 18th century) 6 panel screen...
Hanging scroll. Portrait of Minamoto no Tsunemoto, sitting on a tiger skin before his sword, dressed in a white garment over his armor. Ink, colors, gofun and gold sprinkle on silk. Dated mizunoe ne (1852), early summer. Signed Gyokurei Omoto and two seals.
Image H 45 ½ x W 20 in.; total height: 80 ¼ in.
Comes with fitted kiri-wood storage box inscribed, dated 1852 and signed Ono Gyokurei.
Minamoto no Tsunemoto (894-961) was an imperial prince who received the family name Min...
Hanging scroll. Fireflies flying over fast streaming water and resting on a rock and overhanging leaves. Black ink, mineral colors and gold wash on silk. Signed Bunrin; seal Bunrin? and seal Shion. Japan, 19th century.
Image H 49 x W 19 ½ in.; total height 76 ¼ in.
Gold slightly oxidized, otherwise fine condition.
Comes with wooden storage box, inscribed Bunrin hitsu ... no zu Shiokawa …
Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877). Shijo painter, Kyoto. Pupil of Okamoto Toyohiko. Learn...