Hand scroll with twenty separate images of men and women entering in a contest of size of their respective genitals and of stamina. Referees are running around in colorful garments. The worn out men are getting drunk and giddy. Then comes the measuring and the women gloriously win. Black ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Unsigned. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
Scroll: H 8 ¼ x L ca. 231 inches. Each image: ca. 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches...
Hanging scroll. A circle on a black background, divided into ten sections around a white central circle that holds the character ‘shin’, meaning heart or soul. The ten sections represent the ten realms that are the ten possibilities of rebirth. On top the four realms of enlightened beings: Buddhas, Boshisattvas, arhats and pratyeka Buddhas. Underneath, the six realms (rokudo): Heavenly beings, humans, militant demons (ashura), animals, hungry ghosts and hell...
Hanging scroll. Five stages of decay of a noble woman, starting with a very young beauty, through the stages of married life, old age, death until nothing but bones are left. Usually, nine stages are shown, elaborating on the stages after death, called kusozu (pictures of the nine aspects). Ink, mineral colors and gofun on silk. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Image: H 34 ½ x W 12 inches. Mounting: 52 ¾ x 16 ¾ inches.
Very fine painting...
49'' x 20'' - 125cm x 50cm
A wonderful imaginary painting of a Tiger.
Signed: Yoshimi Yutaka (1808-1909)
This playful image of a Japanese raccoon dog (tanuki) enjoying a flask of saké was done 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. From the age of seven to sixteen she was a lady in waiting at Kameoka castle where she was trained in the arts and courtly graces...
Superb small japanese byobu screen painting of a peacock and a quail frolicking along a swirling blue rive among peonies under a massive pine tree. Signed by Nyogetsu a Taisho Period screen painter. Very good condition with a little touch up necessary where the pigments have worn away on the peackock`s tail. Perfect size for over a couch. 50cm tall and about 100cm long. Ask for shipping quote.
Hanging scroll. Painting of a tiger before a rock and bamboo, text in the upper half. Black ink and some faint red color on silk. Signed 73 year old hogen Sosen hitsu. Red artist’s seal. Japan, 18th century.
Yamamoto Sosen (1679-1760), Kyoto, Kano School
Painted area: 40 x 17 inches
Overall height 73 ¼ inches
Few tiny worm holes, old very light water stain, otherwise very good condition.
Very small handscroll showing five shunga scenes. High quality painting in the style of Hokusai. Black ink, colors, gofun, black lacquer on silk. Gold flakes (now oxidized) on the backing paper. Glass or crystal scroll ends. Japan, Meiji era, 19th century.
L 82 ½ x H 2 ½ inches
Gold flakes oxidized, otherwise excellent condition.
18th C A Pair Japanese Folding screens,gold stand hand painting on paper, six panels each, no sign and seal
The statue of Yakushi nyorai with Nikko Bosatsu and Gakko Bosatsu situated on both sides. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Circa Edo period (1603-1868).
The painting is in fine condition with insignificant light damage present due to age. The piece has been newly framed with acrylic sheet and in excellent condition.
Painting: 20 7/8” x 26 3/4” (53cm x 68cm)
Frame: 28 3/8” x 36 3/4” (72cm x 93.5cm)
A fine KANO SCHOOL Painting framed, Japan, 17/18th Century. This album Silk Painting mounted on heavy gold paper depicts a wonderful blooming SAKURA Tree with white blossoms and pink buds.
Nice overall condition. Size 9.75" x 8.25" (25 cm. x 21 cm.)
A fine KANO SCHOOL Painting, Japan, 17/18th Century. This album silk painting mounted on heavy gold paper depicts a mountainous landscape with trees and is dramatically rendered with a flying bird of prey (Hawk?), it's hunting instinct drawn to a flying bird. Overall good condition. Size 9.75" x 8.25" framed (25 cm. x 21 cm.)
A fine KANO SCHOOL Painting on silk depicting 4 Egrets. This album silk painting mounted on heavy gold paper is in good condition overall. Size 9.75" x 8.25" (25 cm. x 21 cm.)
Pines covered in snow stand sentry on the shore painted by Suzuki Hyakunen While Mt. Fuji looms ghostlike off the canvas in the distance. Traces of the tatami upon which it is painted are visible upon close inspection. This was part of a large collection of works from an old family in Hikone, one of the important points on the old Tokkaido...
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Westernized Japanese girl in 1920s so-called "Modern girl" or "Moga" posing in the eastern landscape of seashore as interesting motif and contrast.
Also, rare lovely "clumsy" painting for this type (like the taste of folk painting), compared with usual realistic Taisho painting often seen. So, unique.
Signed but unidentified. String is missing and substituted to wire as seen.
A wonderful Japanese scroll painting showing one peahen strutting underneath the cascading tail feathers of a peacock, standing upon a small rock structure. Pink and red peonies bloom around the two majestic birds. Attributed to artist Tani Bunchō (1763-1841).
Size: (entire scroll) 88" height, 35.25" width (artwork only) 51.5" height, 28.5" width
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...