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"Modern Design Meisen Kimono" exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University in Halifax, Canada was a great success. You can look at the report at: Haruko Watanabe Home
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1105342 (stock #10508)
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This is a shima-cho, a sample book of many kinds of cotton stripes. It has hand-spun as well as machine-spun cotton pieces and also has some silk stripe pieces. It has 28 pages and 529 pieces of fragments altogether. In excellent condition. 19th century ( Meiji ). 21cm x 14.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #1105136 (stock #10506)
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$180.00
This is a sakiori sodenashi ( vest ) from Tohoku district, which is hand-woven of cotton strips which are torn from old cloth, such as kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on. Warps are asa ( hemp ) threads. It has beautiful mixed color of natural indigo and others. It has indigo cloth with fine sashiko ( quilting ) in the top of the back. In good condition except for one of the side is open as threads are cut. The former half of the 20th century. 38.5cm x 67cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1950 item #1104462 (stock #J172)
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$120.00
This is a four panel byobu ( folding screen ) with ink-paintings of nature on washi ( Japanese paper ). It has the artist's rakkan ( stamps ), but it is unable to identify. In good condition, but has some patina, a few rips and stains. Early to mid 20th century. Size of one panel:40.5cm x 51cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1104306 (stock #10501)
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Rare item. This is a sodenashi ( vest ) worn by a child pilgrim. It has hand-written kanji letters which show the year "Tenpo 3rd ( 1832 )", the place "Shonai ( in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku region ), the name, the 33rd place etc. It is made of hand-spun cotton and the rectangular cloth in the back looks dyed with benibana ( safflower ). It has a hole and a rip in the top in the back. 33.5cn x 47.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1103446 (stock #10500)
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$150.00
This is a typical early Showa ( 1920s to 1930s ) kimono which has striking colors, red silk lining and made of high quality soft silk. The ground is figured silk and has katazome ( stencil dyed fan motifs. This kimono is for a girl, so a bit smaller than adult's. In good condition but has some light stains in both of the front sleeves. Early Showa ( 1920s~30s ). 120cm x 140cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1101527 (stock #J167)
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$280.00
This is a very cute woodwork dog by Himi Kodo ( 1906~1975 ) who was a holder of important intangible cultural property of woodwork and designated as a living national treasure in 1970. His main works are small furniture and an animal wood sculpture is rather rare. The exact year is not clear. In excellent condition with a wood box. The size of the bottom:12cm x 7.5cm Height:13cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1100311 (stock #J163)
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$180.00
These are a pair of "choshi" for sake ( Japanese wine ) which are made of wood and coated with urushi. It has beautiful contrast of three urushi colors, red, black and natural wood. Choshi is a container for liquid, which has a handle and a beak. These ones have handles with black urushi, the top parts and lids with red urushi and the bottoms are coated with fuki-urushi, which is the technique that once coated urushi is wiped, so that the beautiful wood grain can be seen. The inside is also coat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1099758 (stock #10495)
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$420.00
This is a sodenashi ( vest ) of sori-hiki ( sledge-hauling ) from Shonai region in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. It has rectangular pieces of cloth with sashiko ( quilting ) attached in one of the shoulders and in front diagonally for strength and ornament. It is made of hand-woven cotton stripe and it has hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton for the lining. In excellent condition. 50.5cm x 81cm Late 19th to early 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1098675 (stock #J160)
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$220.00
These are plates with hand-painted Kenzan style design of autumn flowers such as chrysanthemums and balloon flowers. They have kanji letters "Kenzan" in the back. Ogata Kenzan ( 1663~1743 ) was a potter as well as a Rinpa school painter. He was a younger brother of Ogata Korin who was a prominent painter and a founder of Rinpa school painting. They collaborated in some of potteries. Kenzan style potteries with "Kenzan" sign have been made in large number till these days. Late 19th to mid 20th ce...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1096425 (stock #10489)
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$80.00
This is a woman's lined kimono which is made of soft silk crepe with geometric pattern. The modern pattern kimono are often seen among kimonos made between 1920s and 1930s. The katazome dye was done over the original ground ( re-dyed ) that was often practiced as recycling. One can see the original dot pattern. In good condition but has some dirt in the neck and other parts. 1920s to 1930s. 126cm x 141cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1094981 (stock #10485)
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$390.00
This is a sakiori sodenashi ( sleeveless ) which is hand-woven of cotton strips which are torn from old cloth, such as kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on. Warps are also cotton threads. It has beautiful mixed color of natural indigo and others. It has wear and mending patches and both sides are open. Late 19th to early 20th century. 61cm x 90cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1093664 (stock #10483)
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$250.00
This is a fragment of kosode with embroideries. Kosode is a woman's kimono till Edo period, a predecessor of a modern kimono. Kosode literally means "small sleeve" but it actually means sleeves with small wrists opening, on the other hand, sleeves with wide openings are called hirosode. This fragment is made of silk crepe and dyed with benibana ( safflower ) which was very precious dye. The white small circles are boshi-shibori ( capped ). In good condition generally except for a small hole and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1093220 (stock #10482)
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$420.00
This is a katsugi or kazuki which was worn by a noble woman before Edo period ( before the beginning of the 17th century ). It was also worn by a commoner woman later overhead as well as over kimono when she went out. It is made of hand-woven thin plain weave silk and has beautiful Yuzen-zome ( dye ) paintings of chickens, chicks and plants. Yuzen-zome is the dyeing technique which is free-hand-painting using rice paste as resist for white outlining and also colored by hand. The ground and the m...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1950 item #1091169 (stock #10479)
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$310.00
This is a sodenashi ( sleeveless ) made of hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. It has horizontal sashiko ( quilting ). It was made in Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district. The former half of the 20th century. In excellent condition. 38cm x 92cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1088742 (stock #10470)
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$40.00
This is a futon cover made of thin hemp cloth. It has bold basho ( Japanese banana ) design which is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). It has thin hemp lining. In good condition except for a few stains. Mid 20th century. 114cm x 152cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1087499 (stock #10464)
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This is an amazing boro futon cover made of almost countless fragments which are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. It is said that in northern district of Japan, cotton was precious because cold weather made it hard to grow. Cotton was brought from warmer district such as Osaka and other cities by ships. People bought those fragments instead of a roll of cloth ( tanmono ) which was more expensive. The latter half of 19th century. 84cm x 144cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1087248 (stock #10462)
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$1000.00
This is a suo kamishimo ( top and bottom which were a formal kimono for samurai in Edo period ). The occasion when this suo kamishimo was worn is not clear ( ceremony or stage ). This suo kamishimo is made by hand-plied and hand-woven asa ( hemp ) cloth with bold tatewaku pattern which is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). It has round bunches of asa threads for ornaments which are called "kiku-toji" or "kikuji". In excellent condition except for a small moth holes and a rip ( 11th and 12th photos ). ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1084244 (stock #J153)
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$430.00
This is an ema which literally means " a tablet with a painting of horse" and on which people write wishes and dedicate it to a shrine. This ema has the name of the woman who dedicated and the date, Bunka 3, Shogatsu 18 nichi ( January 18th 1806, late Edo period ) on both sides. In good condition but has some parts faded. 70.5cm x 43.5cm x 3.8cm