Fine Japanese art and tea implements
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1301259 (stock #TRC1656)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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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).

Born into a Samurai family but soon after adopted by the Ōtagaki family, from the age of seven to sixteen Rengetsu was a lady in waiting at Kameoka castle where she was trained in the arts and courtly graces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1355808 (stock #TRC1651)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$1,875.00
Here in Kyoto our gallery is located along the Kamo River in a district known as Shobu-en Machi, which roughly translates as “Iris Town.” As you can imagine, the scene depicted in this painting of irises and cranes is one that can be commonly witnessed in our neighborhood in the spring (May) when these flowers are in full bloom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1335844 (stock #TRC1625)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Long a symbol of longevity, good luck, and support in many parts of Asia; in Japan the turtle has the added symbolism of being one of the cardinal protectors of Heian, the ancient capital city of Kyoto. This rendition of a turtle basking on a sunny riverbank was done by one of the most renowned and loved Waka poets of the 19th century, Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1322546 (stock #TRC1601)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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A late winter scene picturing a majestic white hawk alighting on a plum branch in full bloom. Hawks—which were used for hunting during the Momoyama and Edo periods (takagari)—are considered symbols of nobility, strength, and are thought to embody the samurai spirit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1314041 (stock #TRC1568)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$950.00
This tranquil pond scene is done in sumi on gold leaf and has a black lacquer wooden frame. Appearing to date from Meiji or early Taisho, the various cranes and songbirds are depicted with light and playful brushstrokes giving the piece an air of serenity and calmness...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1309463 (stock #TRC1554)
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This poem, inscribed with Rengetsu’s unmistakeable flowing calligraphic script, is set on a backdrop of colored washi paper decorated with gold flecks and intricate renderings of magical forest spirits. The spirits are drawn using “gofun”—a calcium carbonate powder obtained by heating and grinding oyster shells collected around the Inland Sea coast...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1305649 (stock #TRC1542)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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Signifying strength and resilience, bamboo—together with pine and plum (sho chiku bai)—is an auspicious symbols running through the heart of Japanese art and culture. The young bamboo depicted here—sprouting from a patch of rocks—were composed 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302200 (stock #TRC1537)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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A symbol of health and prosperity, these ripe eggplants were painted by Hasegawa Gyokuhou (1822 - 1879), a disciple of one of Kyoto’s leading Shijo school artists, Matsumara Keibun (1779 - 1843). The attached stylized calligraphic poem, which speaks of accomplishment and being productive in one’s endeavors, was done by one of Japan’s most renowned and loved waka poets of the 19th century—Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302196 (stock #TRC1536)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This poetry and artwork, done by one of the most renowned and loved waka poets of the 19th century—Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875), tells the story of a personal moment of joy and contemplation upon returning home one autumn evening accompanied by the brilliant moon above...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302188 (stock #TRC1535)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
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This soulful image of a Japanese hamlet in the depths of winter was done by one of the most renowned and loved waka poets of the 19th century, Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875).

Born into a Samurai family but soon after adopted by the Ōtagaki family, from the age of seven to sixteen Rengetsu was a lady in waiting at Kameoka castle where she was trained in the arts and courtly graces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1330043 (stock #TC1606)
Kyoto Ceramics and Fine Art
$5,750.00
Based on a classical tale adapted into a popular Kabuki performance in late Edo, the story of the Fuji Musume or “Wisteria Maiden” is an often employed motif in Japanese art. In the story, the Wisteria Maiden is depicted in a painting holding a wisteria branch, until one day she becomes smitten with a young man passing by and steps out of the painting in an effort to capture his attention. Unfortunately, her attempts are futile...