Japanese woodblock print titled "Ueno Park" by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) dated 1933. The print depicts a maiko in kimono standing under cherry blossoms overlooking a lake and pagoda at Ueno Park. The lower left margin contains the cartouche of the publisher Doi Hangaten and an offset cartouche bearing the names of the printer Yokoi and the carver Harada, thus dating this impression somewhere between 1936 and 1965. The Doi watermark is in the upper left margin corner. The print is i ...click for details
Oversized limited edition Japanese woodblock print by Shimoyama Tsutomu (b. 1945) depicting boats in water viewed from above traditional rooftops. The print is pencil-signed, titled in Japanese kanji, dated '77 and numbered 4/50 in the bottom margin. A brief biography of Shimoyama can be found on page 136 of Helen Merritt's “Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975.” Paper size: 15 5/8"V x 21 3/8"H (image: 14 1/4"V x 19 5/8"H). Very good overall conditi ...click for details
Japanese woodblock print after a painting of a peacock standing on a craggy ledge with bamboo to the right by Yamaguchi Soken (1759-1818). Probably printed after WWII (circa 1950). Measures nearly 15"V x 6 5/8"H. Very good overall condition. Very faint discoloration at the lower left corner.
Japanese shin hanga woodblock print depicting a snow capped Mt. Fuji reflected in Lake Yamanaka from the series "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" by Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902-2000). 1st edition impression published by Uchida prior to World War II (circa 1930s). The artist's signature and seal are located at the lower left corner of the image. The Uchida publisher's seal is in the lower right margin. The paper measures 11"H x 16"V (image size about 10 1/4"V x 15&quo ...click for details
Double-oban sized Japanese sosaku hanga woodblock print depicting the Bodhisattva of Compassion titled “Kwannon” by Kaoru Kawano (1916-1965). Kwannon is typically romanized as Kannon. The artist's red seal is at the lower left portion of the image. The bottom margin contains a pencil-signature, edition number of 57/100, and pencil-titles in both Japanese kanji and English. Dates circa 1950s. The image itself is in very good overall condition with slight toning evident on the back. The ...click for details
Japanese woodblock print titled "Wheat" depicting a girl sitting among wheat stalks under a bright sun by Kawano Kaoru (1916-1965) dating circa 1950s. The artist's square red seal is at the lower right portion of the image. A circular red Kawano publisher's seal is on the back. Paper measures 11 1/4"V x 16 3/4"H (image size about 10"V x 14 1/2"H. The print is in excellent overall condition with full margins.
“Rain at Horyuji Temple, Nara” by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) dated 1938. The black ink signature and red seal of the artist are at the lower right. The title and date are printed in the lower right margin. The seals of the publisher Doi Hangaten, printer Yokoi and carver Harada are in the left margin. The Doi publisher’s watermark is at the upper left. This edition dates from the 1950's. Very good color and overall condition with only very faint toning verso. Never framed. Paper si ...click for details
Mid-20th century Japanese obi decorated with a motif of autumn flowers set against stylized water. The lining is hand painted with an impressionistic flower and water pattern. Good overall condition with moderate soiling throughout. Measures about 12' long x 10 3/4" wide.
Mid-20th century Japanese woven obi decorated with gold fans set against an orange-red and black background. Very good overall condition with no wear evident. A few barely visible black stains are on the front background (see enlargement 2) and there are a few larger black stains along the edge of the orange-red lining. Measures about 75" long x 10 1/4" wide.
Oversized limited edition Japanese "sosaku hanga" woodblock print titled "The Dance for Harvest" by Kiyoshi Nagai (b. 1911), who is also known as Hiroyuki Tajima. The print is dated '71, pencil-signed, titled (in English and kanji) and numbered 252-37 in the bottom margin. Paper size 12 1/2"V x 19 1/2"H (image: 10"V x 14 5/8"H). Large margins. Very good and clean overall condition. The print is faintly sun struck at the edges of the margin near the i ...click for details