Japanese scroll painted with red ink on paper depicting Shoki the Demon Queller with a drawn sword in his hands. Wonderful expressive painting - see his severe facial expression, detailing of his hair and beard, flow of his robe and beautifully executed ink washes. Paper mounts, wooden scroll ends. Inscribed FUJIWARA NO MUGURASAKO KINGA followed by kakihan (monogram of the artist). Inscription can be translated as “respectfully drawn by Mugurasako of the Fujiwara clan”. Scroll size 66x16 inches, ...click for details
Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on silk depicting a spotted stag by a stream among reeds under a moon about to be obscured by clouds. Great composition with alert beast looking into the background hidden in beautifully depicted mist. Wonderful quality realistic painting, superb brushwork - see the detailing of hairs on its coat. Paper and silk mounts, wooden scroll ends. Signed GANEN and marked with red paste seal. Scroll size 68x19 inches, painting size 40x16 inches.
Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on paper depicting the Rokkasen (Six Famous Poets of Japan that lived in 9-10th century) seated on the ground in different attitudes. Wonderful Zen quality to the brushwork, great composition, beautiful use of color. Brocade silk mounts, lacquered wood scroll ends. Inscribed with a short poem, signed KEIZAN, and marked with red paste seal and another seal lower on the painting. Scroll size 60x15 inches, painting size 26.5x10.5 inches.
1920s Japanese scroll painted with ink on paper depicting two iwashi (herring). Excellent composition in Japanese taste, wonderful quality painting, great brushwork. Silk brocade mounts, lacquered wood scroll ends, some foxing to the paper. Signed GAISEN and marked with red paste seal. Scroll size 48x17 inches, painting size 10x11.5 inches.
Early 1920s Japanese scroll painted with ink and color on paper. The scroll depicts a temple gate (torii) and pines covered with fresh fluffy snow. Superb quality realistic painting perfectly capturing the mood of the scene. Wonderful composition in Japanese taste, the painting is in great shape, beautiful brocade mounts with cloud design, lacquered wood scroll ends. Signed IMURA HOGAI (born in 1882- died in ?) in ink, and marked with red paste seal (see detail). Scroll size 77 by 11.5 inches, p ...click for details
1930s Japanese scroll painted with colors on paper. The scroll depicts a duck resting on the grass by a stream under a crescent moon. Did not photograph well. Wonderful quality realistic painting - see the differentiated feathers of the bird, and freely painted blades of grass. Excellent composition in Japanese taste, in great condition (some foxing to the paper mounts, not on the painting itself), lacquered wood scroll ends. Signed in ink KANSO, and marked with red paste seal (see detail). Scro ...click for details
1930s Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on silk. The scroll depicts a Sambaso dancer with characteristic hat and fan, and a Saizo dancer playing tsuzumi (a hand drum), all under a rope with ribbons tied to it. Excellent painting capturing the festive mood, wonderful brushwork. Great composition in Japanese taste, the painting is in excellent shape (old tear on the top of the mounts fixed with archival adhesive tape, not noticeable from the front of the painting), rich silk brocade moun ...click for details
Japanese hanging scroll depicting 3 Chinese scholars having wine and probably a good conversation at the table by the rock, with an attendant taking care of wine heating and pouring. There are fruit, books and some other items on a smaller picnic table. Ink and colors on paper, excellent quality painting in Japanese scholar’s style, great brushwork. Signed KOKEISAI in black ink and sealed SEIJI in red paste (see detail). Lengthy inscription in Japanese on the outside of the mounts dates the pa ...click for details
Japanese hanging scroll of a low hills and a fishing village in the background, and shallow sea with a man pushing his boat with a pole. Ink and colors on paper, excellent impressionist rendition of a classic theme, superb free brushwork. Signed and sealed SHOSEN in lower right corner. Paper mounts, wooden scroll ends, overall in great condition. Scroll size 51x22.5 inches, painting size 13x18 inches.
1920s Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on silk depicting Otafuku (Okame) wearing kimono and holding a tray with tama (Precious Gems) in her hands. Excellent quality painting - see her wonderful chubby face, rich kimono colors and the way her hair is flowing. Silk brocade mounts, lacquered wood scroll ends, some foxing as can be seen on photographs. Signed SUWA UTSUSU (drawn by Suwa) for Suwa Kanenori (1897-1932), followed by red paste seal of the artist. Scroll size 71x22 inches, pain ...click for details