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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1293546
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Cat Staring at Mouse

Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century

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A cat squatting and staring at a black mouse. The style seen in the cat is similar to block prints done by the famous master, Ando Hiroshige. The Hiroshima school continued for two generations using the same name and producing the famous landscape prints until the Meiji Period...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1276685
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Rabbit Among Bush clover

Yuhosai

Taisho-Showa Period

Size: Length 161cm Width 41cm

Rabbits retain both an auspicious and religious symbolism within Japanese culture. In Shinto mythology the rabbit is considered to be the messenger of Okuni no Nushi and also helped him in one of his journeys...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1242730
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$7,000.00
Shunga Handscroll

Artist Unknown

Late Edo-Meiji

Size: Length 180"-190" Width 13.5"

Originally Shunga paintings were meant as teaching tools to the children of the ruling warrior and nobility class in continuing the blood lineage of the family. As Japan stabilized its society during the Edo period shunga took off onto a new genre of art. The expressions and creativity of the artist...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1232830
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View of Futarasan, Nikko

By: Tsuchiya Kouitsu

Showa 11 (1936) August

Size: Height 29cm width 20.5 cm

Tsuchiya Kouitsu was a contemporary of Kawase Hasui and produced a series of prints depicting various Japanese scenery. Interestingly, Kouitsu and Hasui both published their works under the Doi Woodblock Studio during the early part of the 20th century ( Showa Period)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1232829
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View of Matsushima

By Tsuchiya Kouitsu (1870-1949)

Period: Showa 11 ( 1937) January

Size: Height 29cm width 20.5 cm

Tsuchiya Kouitsu was trained by the noted Ukiyo-e artist, Kobayashi Kiyochika during the Meiji period and along with Kawase Hasui produced modern Japanese prints depicting scenic views of different parts of Japan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1217236
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Handscroll of Men Engaged in Flatulence

Attributed to a work done by Tosa Mitsuoki in the 4th year of Kanbun.

Period: Edo Period

Size: Width 11" Length: More than 300"

Images of men engaged in vulgar activities have been portrayed in hand scrolls since the Kamakura Period. The Japanese have used humor in art to express the fun in life and the rather interesting ways human beings are. The hand scroll depicts scenes of men engaged in various activities and at the same time flatulating...

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Although the precise deity is not known, judging from the way the face appears, the eyes, structure of the teeth, the image appears similar to the face of the deity, Zao Gongen who is the central deity at Kinpusenji in Yoshino, Nara. Also Zao Gongen is the wrathful form of the Cintamani Avalokitesvara.

The bust was produced in the 25th year of Showa (1950) by Uehara Mitsuhiko. Nothing is known who the artist was or where he was situated in Japan...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1208673
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$850.00
A blend of contemporary designs with traditional motifs are seen in this print by the noted Japanese print artist, Osugi Shoji. The artist was active during the 1980s producing various prints inspired by traditional Japanese motifs from the Heian era...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1201048
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$1500.00
This scroll records the visit of the Zen master Arai to the island of Hawaii in the 1930s. Arai, a monk with some distinction, visits Nuuanu Pali, a battlefield. The scroll reads:

All the eight islands of Hawaii thinking like sages, everyone is past and rested is the debate on ethnicity, people were all originally from the surrounding ocean and from the womb.

The exterior of the box is inscribed with the title of the piece, Zen Master Arai's visit to Hawaii...

All Items : Artists : Paintings : Contemporary item #1178880
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$5000.00
Shizuko Greenblatt is based in Los Angeles, CA and has produced works of art combining traditional calligraphy and modern/contemporary styles. Shizuko studied art with Vicki Dolnick, who was a student of acclaimed artist Richard Diebenkorn at Stanford University...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1176585
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$720.00
A lively and humorous scroll of an otafuku throwing beans at two demons. The theme is related to the most important holiday in the Japanese calendar which is Setsubun during the first week of February. Setsubun is the season where the Japanese officially purify themselves of all defilements accumulated in the past and to start anew with good fortune.

Age: 20th century

Artist: Koshu

Size: Length: 78" Width: 15"

Mounted in a tea scroll style with patterned paper...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1175712
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$300.00
A rather interesting painting with zen influences of an image of an oni or an ogre with an inscription written on the top. The top inscription describes of the Buddha dharma where the use of the five senses creates all suffering and that the three evils creates all troubles (just as) an ogre causes trouble with people.

Scroll was inscribed around 1924 by an 84 year old old man by the name of Ozui Hakuun.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Size: Height 74.1”:Width 17.6”...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1173878
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$3,500.00
Meigetsu Seifu (A clear moon and pure wind) is the zen koan for the scroll presented. The scroll would be perfect for a setting with the moon or an evening in Spring or Autumn.

The scroll was inscribed by Hayashi Ekyo (1885-1979) who resided in Myoshinji and became the abbot of Tofukuji temple. The box contains an authentication by Fukushima Keido (1933-2011) who was well known within Western zen circles for his transmission of zen. Fukshima Keido became abbot of Tofukuji and taught to indivi...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1970 item #1168787
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$850.00
An interesting contemporary Bizen ware vase shaped in a container like form reminiscent of old Jomon and Yayoi wares found in the old tombs in Nara and other regions in Japan. Work has been signed but the artist is unknown.

Condition: The work contains no damages, chips, wears, or cracks. A water test can be done to check if the vase is still usable.

Age: Showa Period

Size: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 9"...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1161870
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$150.00
An interesting stained and incised bamboo object where a snake is holding a gold coin and comes from the shine at Mt. Takao, a noted shrine in Kyoto.

For centuries, white snakes were associated with the deity, Benzaiten and a regional shinto deity and was thought to bring good fortune and wealth.

The bamboo hanging object is painted/ stained and incised with the motif of snake set in the shrine forest holding a gold coin.

Age: 20th century.

Size: Height: 15" Width: 4"...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1160828
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$175.00
A rare early Mashiko ware example from the 1950-1960 period produced in the famous kilns of Mashiko, Japan. Mashiko became famous worldwide through the Mingei movement created by Yanagi Muneyoshi, Barnard Leach, and several other potters throughout Japan.

The square vase is done in a black glaze while the top is a marbled cream with raspberry color mix. A seal can be faintly be seen of where the piece was produced.

Age: 1950-1960. From an estate in San Francisco with a substantial collecti...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1153452
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$550.00
Zenga paintings of cats are rather rare, but the image symbolizes at times the nonchalant, simple, and carefree lifestyle cats tend to have and parallels with the koans, buji kore kinin or honrai muichibutsu.

The scroll is done by the abbot of Nanzenji, Daikyu Giyu (1872-1949) His other name is Soukeishitsu, Daikyu was born in Shimane prefecture, in the town of Daito. In 1894, Daikyu receives the inka or the seal of the inheritor of the dharma and becomes the head of the monastic hall at Ents...