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...
Size: Diameter 18.41cm Height 24.13cm
A rather unusual and interesting iron tea pot or tetsubin produced by Japan's noted firm, Ryubundo...
Ando Hiroshige School, c. 19th century
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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 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...
Age: 20th century
Size: Length: 78" Width: 15"
Mounted in a tea scroll style with patterned paper...
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...
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"...
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"...
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...
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...
Taigado Sadasuke, Teiryo (1839-1910) Nanga- Bunjinga Born in Kyoto as the son of Taigado Seiryo. The name, Taigado is based on an actual building that existed in Kyoto known as Taigado (although there is another in Nakatsu city in Kyushu). When Ike Taiga passed away in 1776 and his wife Gyokuran in 1784, the disciples of Ike Taiga built a memorial hall in honor of the famed literati artist. One of the disciples, A...
Yusho, in hopes of reviving his family name, became an artist to support himself while thinking of ways to return to the position in society his family had. Howeve...