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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1256073
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Burlwood Basket

20th century

Size:Length 60cm Width 39cm Height 32cm

Burl wood, an interesting wood where most tends to be the roots of trees or gnarled wood from old growth forests. Modernism in the 20th century took up these interesting natural formations and created interesting furniture and objects. This basket is one example from the result of the modernist's aesthetic.

The basket comes from the estate of a Menlo Park home.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1255764
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Poem 69-52

Maki Haku (1924-2000)

Size: To Come

Maki Haku received no formal training in the visual arts but was inspired by Onchi Koshiro. Maki Haku exhibited his works in the Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.

Ref: Brannen, Noah, Elliott, William and Maki, Haku. Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. New York: Walker/Weatherhill, 1969.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1254708
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$575.00
Rabbit Motif Tea Bowl

Mino Ware

Kato Shunji, the third(1944~)

Made during the Year of the Rabbit in 1987

Size: Diameter 12.8cm Height 7.5cm

Kato Shunji comes from a large family of potters from the Seto area of Aichi prefecture where notables such as Kato Shuntai produced amazing works to be used in the way of tea, or chanoyu.

This tea bowl depicts a rabbit made from snow almost...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1254609
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$875.00
Have Some Tea!

Daitokuji, Satou Soushu (Bokudo) (1935~)

Scroll: Width 65.3cm Length 122cm

Sato Bokudo has served as abbot of Fukuju-in, a temple part of the Daitokuji sub-sect of Rinzai Zen. Although Bokudo's profile is not as illustrious as the abbots or noted calligraphers within the sub temples and chapels of the Daitokuji complex, Bokudo was elected to receive the title of serving Daitokuji (Zenju)

The Koan, have some tea, originates from China...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1253697
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$780.00
Bamboo Shakuhachi

20th century

Size: Length 21.6" Diameter2.15"

Originally, the shakuhachi was performed along with traditional Tang court music in China during the 8th century. The Chinese continue to use the original designs while in Japan, the instrument became detached from the traditional court music and developed its own art form...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1253360
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$2,000.00
Rimpa Style Matsushima Motif Kimono

1960-1970

This amazing kimono is hand painted with motifs of waves and pine trees set on top of islands. The trees and the islands are enhanced with gold thread sewn onto the silk fabric. The back contains a green bokashi silk fabric.

Condition: Overall the kimono has been kept in wonderful condition. The top backing of the kimono contains staining from being used.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1250952
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Wakei-Seijaku (Harmony, Respect, Quietness, and Tranquility)

Matsunaga Gozan, Kotoin (1943-)

Size: Height 70.8" Width 13.5"

This four character verse - Wakei-Seijaku - is a key philosophy within Sado, or "the way of tea". Wa stands for harmony; kei represents respect; sei expresses cleanliness and purity; and jaku indicates calmness. Of the Wakei-Seijaku philosophy, Seijaku is the most complex in its subtlety of meanings...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1244070
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$175.00
A wonderful blue and white sometsuke Kyoto ware incense container (also known as kogo) with a horse set among Chinese inspired motifs. The incense container was made by the noted Kyoto artist Shoami who is famous for creating porcelain objects for tea both chanoyu and senchado.

Age: 20th century Size: Diameter 2.25" Height1.8"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1242946
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$550.00
A wonderful Japanese ceramic tea container known as a tsurutsuki chaire. The container comes with a Kuwa wood lid. The lid is two pieces and works in a similar manner as an oimatsu tea container. The creative designs by the artists who create these tea containers provide a rich variety of objects to select and use in the tea room. The container comes with a box with an inscription by a tea master named Soukei.

Age: Late Showa Period Size: Diameter 3.9" Height 3.5"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1242731
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$2,000.00
Painting of Rabbits Based on Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Kojun

Shunsho

Late Showa Period (1960-1970)

Size: Height 44.5" Width 17"

The original painting made by Empress Kojun in the 1960s was made to support the Japanese Red Cross and for a fundraiser at the time. Later, the image became popular and subsequent copies and renditions were made. This one example interprets the painting in the artist's eye and evoke the sense of cuteness in the rabbits shown along with themes of Rinpa.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1242727
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$2,800.00
Embroidery of Lobster and Clams

Artist Unknown

Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Size: Length 30.75" Height 52.8"

Necessary Conservation work has been done on the scroll recently.

Images of seafood would evoke the Roman mosaics that survive in Pompeii but the Japanese too enjoyed art depicting the bounties of the land and sea. Lobsters were a symbol of abundance and wealth which were also used as decorations during the New Year...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1242634
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$1,600.00
Fan Painting of Rabbit Dolls

Shunpo

20th century

Size: Approx. Length 52" Width 28"

Motifs of Rabbits are popular in Japanese art where rabbits not only are related with the zodiac but also are an auspicious symbol of abundance and "jumping" onto the next level. The scroll is a fan painting of two rabbit dolls set on a bamboo base...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1240829
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$900.00
Black Natsume with Warabi Motif Makie Chu-Natsume

Shouzan

Late Showa Period

Size: To Come

The warabi or bracken is a plant native to Japan and often consumed during the spring season. In Japanese lacquer, this motif was often used by noted lacquer artists such as Hara Yoyusai and Hon'ami Koetsu in their works.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #1240598
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$180.00
Kamakura Bori Lacquer Dish

Hakkodo

Late Showa (1950-1970)

Size: Diameter 9.75" Height 1.75"

Hakkodo was originally a Buddhist sculpture studio based in Kamakura producing Buddhist statues in the Kei school (manner similar to Unkei and Kaikei) The studio existed in a region where for nearly 700 years generations of sculptors produced life-like images of the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and various deities...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1240482
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$180.00
Bamboo Basket for Charcoal Ceremony (Sumi Temae)

Artist Unknown

Period: Showa Period

Size: Diameter 10.25" Height 4.25"

The procedures for setting the charcoal for the hearth or the brazier is an important part of the way of tea. The finest baskets are used since the charcoal used is a specific type of wood and style only used in tea and not many in Japan produce this type of charcoal...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1240480
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$800.00
Tanba Ware Kensui

Bungoro

Showa Period

Size:Diameter 6.5" Height 3"

Typically the kensui or the waste water receptacle is either shaped in the form of a jar or a large bowl. These types are based on forms found in the early history of the tea ceremony in Japan. Later, artists and masters developed different shapes to impress visitors and to add flavor to the gatherings held. This Tanba ware kensui is done in the form of a raised folded shaped container...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1240470
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$875.00
Kakamura Bori Lacquer Hiro Buta (Kimono Trays)

Artist unknown

Taisho-Showa Period

Size: Large tray: Length 24" Width 15" Height 2.75" Smaller Tray: Length 23" Width 14.5" Height 2.75"

Hiro buta were an essential part of most Japanese households up to the beginning of the war in the late 1930s. Often these were made from a set of two trays where one tray contained the accessories necessary for a kimono (i.e. obi, obi accessories, etc.) and the larger tray held the main kimonos...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1237829
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$1300.00
Woodsman Passing Through a Barren Forest

Shinsei or Chosei (?)

Showa Period (20th century)

Length 66" Height 36"

A rather unusual four panel folding screen depicting a barren forest during winter with a woodsman passing by. The inscription on the top right simply states, returning from the cold mountains. The barren trees is inspired by a Ming Chinese artist, Qi tian or Shen Zhou who was famous for painting a landscape with trees that have no leaves.