Attributed to Munakata Shiko
Size: Length 39.5 cm Height 28 cm
The print comes from the estate of a lady who was closely associated in transmitting Rinzai Zen with Nakagawa Soen and Senzaki Nyogen. See publications such as the Iron Flute published by Charles Tuttle Publishing Co.
Attributed to Tani Buncho (1763-1841)
Size: 64cm x 128cm or 25.1" x 50.3"
Tani Buncho is known within the history of Japanese art as one of the great masters in the literati or Bunjin-ga tradition. However, Buncho not only painted themes preferred by the literati. Buncho explored in painting Japanese style paintings, Rimpa, and Western-Dutch works. In addition, Buncho only respected the highly skilled or those who understood art...
Diameter 6" Height 9.5"
Age: Early 20th century
Wucai was a Ming dynasty developed adding on the Qinghua tradition developed during the Yuan dynasty. The combination of cobalt blue with other colors enhanced and expanded the richness to Chinese porcelains which in turn helped to develop interesting techniques for latter artists.
size: Diameter : 7.3" Height: 10.2"
Age: Showa Period (1950-1970)
Onta is located in the heart of Hita city in Oita prefecture. Since the Edo period, the potters of Onta produced simple ceramics used in daily life. By the Meiji period, new tools helped to create the engraved designs on plates and bowls, a signature style only seen in Onta wares...
Diameter: 5.25" height: 3"
Contemporary yet retaining an aura from the past. This tea bowl evokes a memory from the Momoyama period with works done in the Oribe, Mino, and Shino kilns where the uneven and natural shapes were revolutionary to the tradition of ceramics, changing and writing a new chapter for Japanese ceramics. The work is done by Takahashi Genki, a contemporary ceramic artist.
9"x 9"x 1"
The philosopher, Chuang Tzu was known for his contemplative stories and philosophy on life. One legend of Chuang Tzu describes where he was asleep and contemplated if the dream he had of a butterfly. He questioned of the dual realities if he was in the dream of the human form or if his dream of being a butterfly was reality. This philosophy, in some ways, relates with the modern theories in theoretical physics with certain dimensions and worlds.
Diameter : 2.5" height: 2.5"
Tea caddies are often perceived as being made from a wooden core and lacquered is coated on the caddy. However, there are other caddies that retain the wooden form, giving a separate aesthetic quality. Often, these wooden caddies are made from black persimmon, Chinese hardwoods, or fine Japanese woods.
Work emulating an original design by Nakamura Sotetsu, one of the artists, purveyor to the Sen Families
Size: Diameter : 3.25" height: 2"
The form of the koma, or the top like shape is the symbol of the Sen family which was also a symbol that the family was closely associated with the Toyotomi shogunate. The tradition began with the Ashikaga Shoguns giving their insignia to their top artists...
Okuhara Seiko (1837-1913)
Size: Height 33.2" Width 8.8"
Okuhara Seiko was part of the mainly male dominated school of Nanga and Literati paintings. Born as a daughter of a samurai from the Mito region, Seiko independently studied Ming and Qing literati paintings where she came across Fei Qinghu, a Chinese literati painter who immigrated to Japan around the 1780-1790 period and used his name Qinghu, as her artist name...
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Period: Momoyama to Edo Period
Size: height 4" diameter 2.3"
The bold lines and rough structure has been one of the few key aspects of Momoyama period tea ceramics. Examples ranging from Raku tea bowls to Oribe mukozuke dishes used for kaiseki contain an aura, only found in Japan, yet appeals even to modern audiences.
This Bizen tea container is thought to be made during this interesting period...
Size: Diameter: 3.25" Height: 2"
Age: Early to Mid Edo Period
Size: Height 49.1inchWidth 22.6inch
The Yujian Mode as some scholars in the field have argued was the source of inspiration for Japanese artist to do the abstract styles seen in ink wash landscapes. Contemporary observers and thinkers have given new interpretations that works such as these landscapes are contemporary and modern...
Huanbo Daoben (1644-1731)
Size: Length 198 cm Width 39 cm
Huangbo Daoben was possibly one of the last few Chinese monk from Fujian to immigrate to Japan to help continue the Huangboshan branch monasteries in Japan. During the 58th year of Emperor Kangxi, Doaben receives an invitation from Lingyuen to come to Japan. Daoben became abbot of Nagasaki's Soufukuji (Zhongfusi) and later established a small shrine near the temple...
Ko Chien Lung
Late Qing Dynasty (1870-1900) Guangxu-Xuande
Size: Length 23" Height 13"
The peach has been an ancient symbol of longevity, possibly seen as early in the Han dynasty. Peaches were not only symbols of longevity but warding off evil and had magical symbolism that spread throughout East Asia...
狩野晴真筆Kano Haruzane (?-1862)
size: 45.3cm x 176.5cm or 17.8" x 69.4"
Kano Haruzane was trained by the noted artist of the late Edo period, Kano Seien-in. According to existing records and documents, Haruzane was working as the court-painter for the Owari Tokugawa Clan. Kano Haruzane's origisurname was Kamiya...
Contemporary artists such as Sugimoto Hiroshi have used old Buddhist images and objects with new contemporary mounts to give the images a new expression...
By Yu Tsun
Late Qing Dynasty, 19th century
Size: Length 23" (58.42cm) Width 12" (30.5cm)
Autumn flora is one of the few favorite seasonal motifs in the literati tradition. Especially with Chrysanthemums which were the favorite flower of Tao Yuan Ming, the noted literati scholar poet who wrote a verse of chrysanthemums growing near a bamboo fence set in the Western side of his home...