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Specialities are: Antique Japanese hanging scrolls and Vintage to Antique Japanese Tea Ceremony wares. We also provide various items found in Japan and offer them to clients here in the United States, Europe, and to the world. Please feel free to ask us a question. We also accept consignments in Japanese and Chinese antiques. Please email us to schedule an appointment.

We also can refer work for restoration of Japanese and Chinese scrolls and screens.

Local San Francisco Bay area residents: We can deliver your item to you at no extra charge. Email us for more inquiries!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1307749
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Kutani Demitasse Set with Geisha Image on the bottom of Cups

Taisho-Showa Period (1920-1930)

Size: Cup Diameter 7.5cm Height 6cm, Suacer Diameter 12.5cm Height 2cm,

Creamer Diameter 12cm Height 8cm

Sugar Holder Diameter 14cm Height 11cm

Coffee Pot Diameter 19.5cm Height 20cm

A rare and unusual Kutani Porcelain Demitasse Set...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1307557
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Merchant's Tansu

19th century (Late Edo to Meiji Period)

Size: Length 16.5cm Width 27cm Height 20cm

Often these small tansu were held by the merchants who did business during their long ship voyages around the sea of Japan on boats and at times the water ways that passed through important places on the way to major cities such as Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1306583
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$1,800.00

Age: 1905

Size: Scroll: Height: 79" Width: 22 3/4" With Ends: 24 3/4" Painting: Height 44 1/2" Width: 16 1/2"

The scroll is authenticated by the great-great grandson of Shonen, Kubo Yoshio who is a noted contemporary Japanese painter. The scroll was authenticated in July of 2010.

This scroll is a rare and unique painting done in 1905 to honor of the victory of the Russo-Japanese war...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1306390
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Meike Gafu: Chikumeishu, Autumn Book

c. 1822, 5th Year of Bunsei

Size: Width 15.9cm Length 23cm

An interesting book published during the end of the Edo period of various still life works with Japanese poetry composed centered on the plant shown. One page shows a poem composed by Bassho. The last page is showing a cactus, a rare plant in the Edo period and may have come from the West through the trade in Nagasaki. The back contains the species of flowers shown in the book.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1800 item #1306386
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Tanba Ware Mizusashi

Edo Period

Size: Diameter 15.3cm Height 20.32cm

From a Hollywood Producer estate

A jar like form with a brown color glaze dripping on the bottom section. The wear seen on the bottom and the rim adds further appeal of the overall aesthetic of this mizusashi. A lacquer lid is fitted for the piece.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1305421
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Beiho Style, Literati Landscape

Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924)

c. Late Edo-Meiji

Size: Scroll: Length 213 cm Width 49cm Painting: Length 136cm Width 29.5cm

Box inscription, from Fukaya Kingaku (active Meiji-Taisho Period)

From a Japanese Collection in Western Japan.

The technique of using the brush to create the lush greenery in the mountains is called meifang or beiho which is often seen in Chinese landscape painting techniques...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1305101
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$800.00
Portrait of Baisa-o (series of 100)

Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)

Size: Scroll: Length 182cm Width 47cm Painting: 103.5cm Width 31cm

Done around 1862, celebrating the centennial memorial of the founder of the Sencha tradition, Baisa-o. Interestingly, Chokunyu describes on the painting of his reasons to create the set or series of 100 paintings and to whom this work was presented to. Chokunyu was thought to have created other series of paintings such as famous Mt...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1304902
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$50.00
Kashigata (Sweets mold), for Funerary or Mourning Occasions

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

c. 1913

Often large sweets molds are associated with weddings and funerals in regional areas of Japan. These large sweets were given as favors to guests who attended the events and are eaten at home.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1304900
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Kashigata (Sweets Mold), For a Buddhist Festival

c. 1916

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

An interesting kashigata or sweets mold carved with the text, Senbutsu-e or an event when a temple is new constructed or restored. These would have been produced and given out as favors to donors and participants in the event.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1304896
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$50.00
Kashigata (Sweets Mold) for a Company or a firm.

c. 1909, 42nd Year of Meiji

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

The mold may have been for a small company or firm that either transported goods or in the transportation industry (i.e. rickshaws). Often families and small stores will have their own molds carved and different designs used to create the rakugan sweets.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1304895
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$100.00
Kashigata (sweets mold), sumahama design kamon (family crest)

Size: Length 15cm Width 1.8cm Height 12cm

c. 1906

The mold may have been made specifically for a certain family or shrine to use for specific events. Large sweets molds produce a confection called rakugan where rice flour and sugar are blended and the mold keeps it all together. These sweets are commonly found during specific holidays during the year or for family occasions...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1304891
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$50.00
Kashigata (Sweets Mold), Shaped of a Hoju (Wish Fulfiling Jewel)

Size: Length 12.2cm Width 2.7cm Height 7cm

Contains a dated inscription to 1934.

An interesting small sweets mold taking the form of a wish fulfilling jewel. The mold has bamboo rods for the bottom section to connect so that the sugary powder can take its form.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1304890
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$350.00
Kashigata (Sweets Mold), Magatama Shape

c. 1900-1930

Size: Length 13cm Width 3.5cm Height 23.5cm

The molds were used by Yamauchi Horo-ken.

This interesting sweets mold or kashigata is carved out in the form of a magatama, or a curved jewel treasured by the Japanese through the Shinto tradition. The mold may have been used to create sweets during an important shrine festival or part of the propaganda that was going on during this period in Japan's history

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1303714
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$1,000.00
Crackled Celadon and Dragon Motif Porcelain Vase

Sealed with Dai Nippon Kozan

Meiji Period

Size: Diameter 17.8cm Height 26.7cm

The combination of blue and white, crackled celadon, and a brown color to depict the dragon on a clear porcelain body is skillfully done but reflects a moment in Japanese history when Japan felt the beaux arts and the exhibitions were important in stimulating the economy of a "new" Japan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1303038
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$800.00
Landscape

Attributed to Nakabayashi Chikuto (1776-1853)

c. 1823, Edo Period

Size: Scroll: Length 201cm Width 66cm Painting: Length 130cm Width 44.5cm

Box is inscribed by Yazuchi Kinzan (1851-1920)

An interesting literati landscape retaining the signature of the noted artist, Nakabayashi Chikuto. Chikuto is known for painting mountains in the form plateaus and angular cliff faces...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1302927
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$1200.00
Haboku (Ink Wash) Landscapes 破墨山水図

Signed Haruzane

Late Edo Period

Size: Length 173cm Width 45cm Painting: Length 89cm Width 29cm

The pair of landscapes is based on a style dating back to the Muromachi period when Song landscape paintings were brought to Japan and through its influences further developed the breadth of Japanese paintings. These pair are similar to works done by Shuko (a pair at the Tokyo National Museum)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1301035
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$750.00
Rinpa Style Square Lacquer Tray, Motif of Mouse and Daikoku

Late Edo Period to Meiji Period

Size: Length 21.2cm Width 21.2cm Height 2cm

An interesting Japanese lacquered tray used to display tea containers and incense burners is done in the motif of th famous deity of fortune, Daikoku with his mouse doing a performance often done with monkeys. The pun intended is interesting where the mouse is replaced with the monkey and the man who controls the animal is Daikoku...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1296996
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Kagami no Mae ( In Front of the Mirror)

Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)

c. 1927

Size: Length 22" Width 17.5"

From a collection of Japanese prints in San Francisco, CA.

Yoshida Hiroshi's works reminds one of the arts during the end of the Taisho to Showa Periods. Then, Western techniques, aesthetics, and ideas were part of the mainstream in Japanese art and its interpretations reflected on works done on paper and or silk...