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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.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1102119
大徳寺 藤田寛道筆 日々是好日。共箱有り。

Tea ceremony scrolls in Japan serve as an important feature of the interior decoration of a tea room. The scroll, in general should be a calligraphy and has some philosophical or derived from zen as the founder of the tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyu had preferred. With the hanging scroll displayed the guest is conveyed a visual mess...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1111020

Himejima Chikugai (1840-1928)

Chikugai was living during a period when Japan was undergoing great social and cultural changes. The Meiji period saw the rapid reformation and adaptations of Western ideas, thoughts, and culture and at the same time many of Japan's traditions and ideas were being discarded. Chikugai was one of the artists who felt that his tradition of painting, the Nanga School needed to be prese...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1116607
琉球漆器 菓子盆。

In tea ceremony there are many tools found using lacquer embellished with mother of pearl. The preferences have been seen since the Edo period in the 17th century but may have been used in earlier styles. Many of the tools at the time were imported from China and were used as trays and stands to display items or used during specific ceremonies such as when incense ceremony is done during the tea event or the most elaborat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1122517
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雪深筆 (推測:雪深等観)仙人騎虎の図

 The momoyama era was a unique period for Japanese art. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the ruler of Japan of the time preferred lavish decorations with gold and at the same time the simple rustic pieces that were used in tea ceremony. For art, many of the lords were competing with each other in owning an antique painting, calligraphy, or tea cerem...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1125620

Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) Watanabe Kaseki (1852-1930) Yamashita Seigai (1858-1942) Born as Watanabe Sadayasu, the son of an upper class samurai for the Tahara clan, a small clan now part of present-day Aichi prefecture. Due to the clan's financial difficulties, Kazan's family stipend decreased which made life difficult for the young Kazan. In addition, his father Sadamichi ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1126011
画賛 土佐光孚 村田春門 (本居宣長派)

Tosa Mitsuzane(1780-1852) Murata Shunmon (1765-1836)

Paper with sumi ink. Mounted as a scroll. Sandan (Gyo) style mounting.

(Poem) Waka: Akademiru, kiku no sakari ni shiro tae no, sodefuri haete, hito no hekashi. Simply viewing the chrysanthemums in full bloom, the their long sleeves of white petals showing, flirting with others...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1131373
古唐津 (絵唐津) 江戸初期 窯歪み 花入。

 A story of beating the odds.

To the potters it was a normal day at the kilns of Karatsu, the port city off the Western tip of Kyushu in Japan. They had fired the various potteries that would be sent to the markets, to the lord, and to the tea masters. Yet in the floor or in the corner of the kiln were the shar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1139293
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Kaiho Yusho (1533-1615) lived a dramatic life. His early years were filled with grief over loss of almost his entire family from the siege of Azai Nagamasa by Nobunaga.Kaiho's family were part of the advisors for the Azai family and had perished from the battle. Yusho was still a baby and managed to survive along with his brother.

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1139511
The Korean white wares were known for their unique and rustic expressions, where it appealed to many including the Japanese during the 20th century. The Mingei movement, started by Yanagi Souri began the movement where people will enjoy simple antique daily wares for their aesthetic quality instead of the value of the artist or be concerned with what era the work came from. Souri preferred the blue white pieces from Chosun Period in Korea and the white wares.

This white ware water coup is rat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1147232
大雅堂定亮 毘沙門天

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1152093
Although Okamoto Toyohiko is categorized as a Shijo school artist, Toyohiko inherited the styles used by Maruyama Okyo, the founder of the Maruyama school and Yosa Buson through the Nanga school of literati painting thanks to his master Matsumura Goshun. Although various debates and research appear where he either studied under Goshun or Kuroda Ryozan, a noted Nanga painter, although various sources describe differently in where the artist was trained, but both are plausible due to the subject m...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1153452
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1153463
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The raigo zu or the image of the Buddha descending from the pure land is a popular theme in Buddhist paintings in the esoteric and Pureland Buddhist schools. The earliest images were painted during the Heian period with the popularity of pure land Buddhism among the aristocracy in the capital. By the 13th century, with issues in the economy, politics, international affairs, and domestic, Japan felt that it was undergoing an Armageddon known as Mappo in Japanese. Since this period, the Amida raig...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1980 item #1154780
The title of the work is, Tenpyo no Shirabe, or the tune of the Tenpyo era which is during the 8th century (Nara Period). The Tenpyo period was an interesting period in Japanese history where various cultures from across Asia strongly influenced Japanese culture of the time and elevated it to the level that we see today. From patterns in fabrics to the standard lifestyle accessories, the Tenpyo era was the first of many renaissances in Japanese art and culture.

The work shown is a child like ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1156217
Taniguchi Shohachi (1928-) is a Shino, Oribe, and Seto artist based in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture. Shohachi has submitted works to the Nitten for 10 times, and received numerous awards from various exhibitions and shows for Japanese potters. One work, known as Un, was submitted to the Nitten in 1975 became part of the permanent collection at Seto City's collection of ceramics and pottery. In 1979, Shohachi work's were considered in Italy's ceramic competition, The Faenza Competition.

The wor...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1160828
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 : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1161118
Mashiko has been famous internationally for its distinct ceramics and has been gaining popularity among younger generations in Japan. The wares were not noticed until the early part of the 1950s up until the 1960s thanks to Yanagi Muneyoshi (or Yanagi Soetsu) and the British potter, Barnard Leach.

The vase is a signature example of Mashiko ware

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1161869
Stands are used to enhance a display of the object and giving the object a special status in a room. With this notion, special hardwoods are used to create the display stands and many use materials such as hongmu, sanzhi, laosanzhi, kokutan, zitan, etc.

The stand is using either an unstained or lightly stained hongmu or sanzhi. The interesting aspect of the stand is the use of silver wire inlay to enhance the design and decoration of the stand.

Age: 19th century

Size: Height: 4.5" Lengt...