All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1340063 (stock #J372)
Two woodblock printed books of gesaku or gisaku (popular story). Both have beautiful woodblock print covers. Right: "Kyokaku-den" author: Rakutei Saiba (1848~1854) published in Kaei 7 (1855) Kyokaku was a man who had a spirit of chivalry and "weakened the strong and helped the weaks" Left: "Shiranui-monogatari" author: Ryukatei Tanekazu (1807~1858). Published in Ansei 5 (1858) Toyokuni is an painter for woodblock prints for both books and there is a stamp of Kunisada in the left one...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1306569 (stock #J336)
Hanging candle holder made of wood and coated with urushi. It has a metalwork crest and a candle holder. It has the owner's name and the date and year when it was got, Feb.1896. In excellent condition. 1896, Meiji 28. 5cm x 42cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1293328 (stock #J323)
Design sample book of fukusa (gift cover) which is woodblock printed. It has 30 designs, mostly used on happy occasions except for the 5th photo, the lotus flower motif. Generally in good condition. Printed in Meiji 34 (1902) in Kyoto. 18cm x 25cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1293264 (stock #J322)
Woodblock prints of "koshi noshime" design book which has design in the waist part. Noshime kimono was the formal kimono worn under kamishimo by samurai in Edo period, or by Noh drama and kyogen performer under suo or mizugoromo these days. These 30 designs are probably for woman's kimono. It was printed in Meiji 34 (1902) in Kyoto. In good condition. 18cm x 25cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1910 item #1292767 (stock #J321)
"Hinagata", a design sample book of formal kimono which has 30 woodblock prints. The designs are in the lower part of kimono, called "suso-moyo". The motifs are traditional designs of the scenery, plants, flowers etc. In good condition. Woodblock printed in Kyoto in Meiji 35 (1903) 16.5cm x 24cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1292761 (stock #J320)
"Moyo Hinagata", a sample book of kimono designs whose motifs are traditional and seasonal scenery, events, plants etc. It has 16 designs printed in Meiji 29 (1897) in Kyoto. It was printed in Meiji, but they still keep up the designs of the Edo kosode kimono. In good condition. 16.5cm x 24cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1281012 (stock #J311)
Wooden candle with a copper hook and candle plate holder with an owner's name. In good condition but has some dirt and the jointing part of the candle holder and the wood is a bit loose. 19th century. L:59cm W of the top:5.5cm W of the bottom:7.5cm Thickness:1cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1226551 (stock #10898)
Hinagata of hanten (short jacket) which is wood-block print. Hinagata is a sample design book and it was for customers when they make orders. The designs are stencil-dyed in the back of hantens which were worn by workers such as shop clerks, fish market workers, firemen and so on. This book is a remake of the original book as the ground paper had many damages so that the original design hantens were cut out and pasted on Japanese paper and newly bound. It has 62 hantens in different designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1157368 (stock #J220)
This is an oval box with a lid made of bentwood ( magemono ) and coated with urushi. The technique called "magemono" is bending wood plates such as Japanese cedar or Japanese cypress and bound with bark strips of the cherry tree or bamboo strips. This box has beautiful patterns of cherry strips. What was put in this box is not clear. It has three different owner's names. In good condition but has some scratches, chips and some parts urushi came off. 19th or early 20th century...
This is a beautiful andon, lantern made of wood and coated with red urushi ( Japanese lacquer ). It has two circles and each one has Japanese paper half pasted and one of them can turn so that the light source can be controlled. In good condition but has some chips and scratches. The Japanese paper is replaced with new one. 19th century. Height:86cm Diameter:32cm
This is a beautiful andon( lantern ) which is made of wood and coated with brown urushi ( japanese lacquer ). The light source was oil or a candle in old days, but a light bulb is replaced for this one. You can see the prominent craftsmanship of wood, especially in the round cover. In excellent condition. Mid to late 19th century. Height: 62.5cm Diameter of the cover: 26cm Diameter of the bottom: 18cm
This is a wooden large size kanban (shop sign) of "ryo-gae-ya". Ryo-gae means "exchange" and ryo-gae-ya did banking business, too. Same kanji letters "ryo-gae" are engraved in both sides. It is in the shape of weight. It has many dents, chips and mending with lacquer. ca. mid or late 19th C. 53cm x 58cm 21.0"x22.8" 5.5cm 2.2" thick
This wooden tobacco tray with drawers is an another example of beautiful craftsmanship in old days. Two copper containers are for ash (larger one) and water(smaller one). Noshi (an ornament put on a gift ) pattern is carved out in the back. In good condition except for two chips in front. Meiji era ( 1868~1912). Height 16.5cm 6.5" Width 24.5cm 9.6" Depth 14cm 5.5"