Ink and light color on paper in a pale rough-silk mounting with black wood rollers enclosed in a period wooden box. Included is a museum exhibition label from The Honkan Museum, August 1947. It is 19-1/2 x 86-1/2 inches (50 x 220 cm) and is in fine condition.
Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) made a name for himself as a strict adherent to and supplier of Sencha tea wares in Kyoto; one of the most important artists in the country for that genre...
A simple Zen style painting of a skull abandoned to weeds by Tanomura Chokunyu, the lonely image may be a future self portrait by a man who knew his time was ending, the painting signed A 90 Year Old Man Sanomiya Chokunyu. It has been freshly bordered in dark brocade embellished with crawling vines, suiting the painted scene, and features dark wood rollers. The scroll measures 17 x 75 inches (43 x 190 cm) and is in fine condition...
Lu Dongbin and the Quanzhen Trasmission
Sogo (active early to mid 19th century)
67cm x 198cm
The style is similar to works done by the noted artist, Gessen and other artists from the Shijo and Maruyama Schools. The artist is not known but a similar name was found in a woodblock print published in book around the same period. (refer to the Waseda University Library, Collection of Edo Period Books)
Japanese literati painting finely detailed in the Chinese style with a snowy mountainous landscape scene featuring houses, figures, a waterfall, and gnarled trees. An inscription at the upper right is signed “Sorin Gaishi,” the pseudonym for Takaku Aigai (1796-1843), followed by two red artist seals. Takaku Aigai was a prominent Nanga School artist and a protégé of Tani Buncho...
Handpainted (nikuhitsu) Ukiyoe Shunga
Late Edo to Meiji Periods
Size: Painting: Length 28cm Width 16cm
Unlike the popular stigma and interest Japanese shunga or erotica themed paintings and prints, these works were used as educational tools. Just as seen in middle school sex educational classes and sessions, these prints were shown to women prior to their marriage...
Handpainted (nikuhitsu) Ukiyoe Shunga
Late Edo to Meiji Period
painting: Length 28cm Width 17cm
Most shunga or the noted Japanese erotica works are done using woodblock prints. However, the hand painted versions were used as educational tools for daughters who were to wed to their wealthy husbands vice versa. This work may have come from a hand scroll fragment.
Work is framed and matted.
Portrait of Li Tieguai
Size: Length 73" Width 24"
The work is based on the Yuan Dynasty painter, Yan Hui's work of Haichen and Tieguai. (Housed at the Kyoto National Museum, Property of Choin-ji). Tieguai was known for the transmission of the Daoist teachings to one of the eight sages of the Daoist pantheon and countless legends exist of his magical works and deeds.
A small, elegant monochrome ink painting on silk depicting an ascetic or perhaps a sennin sitting in front of his hut. Signed and with seal: Tanyusai (1815–1845), a samurai painter serving the Maeda clan. Original brocade silk mounting from the late Edo period. Framed under glass with a modern matting. Picture frame: H 20 cm, W 23 cm. Condition: Minor rubbing and creases to surface otherwise fine.
Itae (painting on a wall or door of a temple or shrine) of running (?) princess with junihitoe (twelve-layered ceremonial kimono).
In aesthetic withered condition with expected damage as is. approx...
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.
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.