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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...
Sold; Akashi, Japan
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
Sold; Nishinomiya, Japan.
The scroll shown is the zen koan: kumo muni shite shu wo izu or The clouds that arise from the heart of the mountain valley are in a state of emptiness...
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...
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”...
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...
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...