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Ike Taiga (1723-1776)
Box inscription by Mizuta Chikuho (1883-1958) and letter inscribed by Taigado Sadasuke (1839-1910)
Ike Taiga, along with Oda Kaisen, Aoki Mokubei, Ike no Gyokuran, Yosa Buson, Sakaki Hyakusen, etc. were the major artists in the long line of literati painters which branches off to the Nanga school tradition later in Japanese art history...
Okuhara Seiko (1837-1913)
Size: Height 33.2" Width 8.8"
Okuhara Seiko was part of the mainly male dominated school of Nanga and Literati paintings. Born as a daughter of a samurai from the Mito region, Seiko independently studied Ming and Qing literati paintings where she came across Fei Qinghu, a Chinese literati painter who immigrated to Japan around the 1780-1790 period and used his name Qinghu, as her artist name...
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Period: Momoyama to Edo Period
Size: height 4" diameter 2.3"
The bold lines and rough structure has been one of the few key aspects of Momoyama period tea ceramics. Examples ranging from Raku tea bowls to Oribe mukozuke dishes used for kaiseki contain an aura, only found in Japan, yet appeals even to modern audiences.
This Bizen tea container is thought to be made during this interesting period...
Age: Early to Mid Edo Period
Size: Height 49.1inchWidth 22.6inch
The Yujian Mode as some scholars in the field have argued was the source of inspiration for Japanese artist to do the abstract styles seen in ink wash landscapes. Contemporary observers and thinkers have given new interpretations that works such as these landscapes are contemporary and modern...
Huanbo Daoben (1644-1731)
Size: Length 198 cm Width 39 cm
Huangbo Daoben was possibly one of the last few Chinese monk from Fujian to immigrate to Japan to help continue the Huangboshan branch monasteries in Japan. During the 58th year of Emperor Kangxi, Doaben receives an invitation from Lingyuen to come to Japan. Daoben became abbot of Nagasaki's Soufukuji (Zhongfusi) and later established a small shrine near the temple...
Ko Chien Lung
Late Qing Dynasty (1870-1900) Guangxu-Xuande
Size: Length 23" Height 13"
The peach has been an ancient symbol of longevity, possibly seen as early in the Han dynasty. Peaches were not only symbols of longevity but warding off evil and had magical symbolism that spread throughout East Asia...
狩野晴真筆Kano Haruzane (?-1862)
size: 45.3cm x 176.5cm or 17.8" x 69.4"
Kano Haruzane was trained by the noted artist of the late Edo period, Kano Seien-in. According to existing records and documents, Haruzane was working as the court-painter for the Owari Tokugawa Clan. Kano Haruzane's origisurname was Kamiya...
Contemporary artists such as Sugimoto Hiroshi have used old Buddhist images and objects with new contemporary mounts to give the images a new expression...
By Yu Tsun
Late Qing Dynasty, 19th century
Size: Length 23" (58.42cm) Width 12" (30.5cm)
Autumn flora is one of the few favorite seasonal motifs in the literati tradition. Especially with Chrysanthemums which were the favorite flower of Tao Yuan Ming, the noted literati scholar poet who wrote a verse of chrysanthemums growing near a bamboo fence set in the Western side of his home...
The simplicity of the black lacquer with the contrast of the bold design of the paulownia and chrysanthemum is the appeal of this black lacquered tea container or natsume. The Kodaiji motif is derived from the lacquered panels on the shrine where Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife, Nene's figures are placed in...
Suio Genro (1717-1789)
Suio Genro is known as the main disciple who inherited the seat of abbot from Hakuin Ekaku at Shoinji temple. Suio was the second top disciple of Hakuin and was always near his side, even at his death around 1764.
The work, unlike the traditional images Hakuin painted, has a firmer more conformed appearance than a modern-like animated figure. The Hotei has a slight smile expressing his understanding of the dharma as Mahakasyapa did when Shakyamuni smiled...