All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #1270871 (stock #AG922)
A traditional Ryukyu (Okinawa) pottery with simple red glaze stripes. The slightly wider dimensions of these food serving bowls (rice or vegetables) distinguish from the ones you see in "main lands" of Japan. Totally everyday use of this type bowls possess a warm and down to earth beauty. The shape is slightly imperfect round which creates a "humanly" character, along with a few kiln defects (a few "puffy" spots in the interior). A lovely mingei product...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1265775 (stock #KIM902)
A bold and dynamic Taisho era meisen kimono, patterned with ikat weaving of vivid red jyuji (cross) and igeta (the pattern originated from wood/bamboo frame on the edge of the above-ground parts of the well), unlined 'hitoe' kimono for summer use. Ca. Early 1900s (Taisho era). Dimensions: Sleeve to sleeve 50" Shoulder to the bottom hem 61"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1262162 (stock #OBI820)
Possessed such a warm surface texture, made from persimmon juice dye (kakishibu) hand-span cotton, slightly worn and color fading areas due to the use and the age, both ends with small indigo thread stitches, Ca. early 1900s. 3.5"wide 114"long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1260830 (stock #OBI1401)
Chuya obi, literally means 'day and night', originally black on one side and white on the other and changed to more colorful patterns and textures over the time, on this obi lovely blue birds flying over erradescent pine trees on the espresso brown and another erradescent copper brown abstract-pattern background, on the other side earlier maru-obi textile is used, with subtle color and patterns, made from silk, originate from Kyoto, Japan. Ca early to mid 1900s. 11 1/2"w 144"long
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1260822 (stock #AG917)
This itomaki spool has a bamboo stem in the center and does fold to flat. Lovely piece to use as a small display stand. un-refinished and rustic condition. Ca. early to mid 1900s. 5 3/4"w 5 3/4"d 7 3/4" h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1260089 (stock #MISC1402)
An old style everyday kasuri/ikat wear with small sleeves, deep indigo dyed with igata (two lines crossed) and maru (a circle) pattern, believed to be from Iyo-region of Shikoku island. Ca. early 1900s. Great condition. 40"wide (sleeve to sleeve) 47.5 "long (shoulder to the bottom hem).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #1258282 (stock #AG907)
A beautifully proportioned kokeshi doll from Aomori of the Tohoku region, Japan, signed by Yoshiki Sato (1949-2007), a son of Zenji Sato who was a apprentice of Hidetaro Sei, the most renowned Tsugaru kokeshi craftsman, a clean and innocent facial expression with a bold and adorable hairline, slightly "square" head shape, flawless brush strokes with striking hues, Sato's signature at the bottom, Dimensions: 1.75"w 7 1/8" h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1257308 (stock #AG915)
A small and simplest form of donation box, saisen-bako, showing original fukiurushi-style lacquer finish, made from cedar and fine marbled grain wood on the facade, assumed to be zelkova (keyaki) wood, a clean and traditional architectural roof line, a up-side-down heart shape like donation "slot" is from lotus flower motif, simply push to open the closure to drop money, sliding wood at the bottom for collecting donation money, very welled used and aged condition with beautiful patinas. Ca...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1254337 (stock #AG919)
A very old and rare instrument used for Kagura Dance in Japan. Kagura dance translates as Japanese Shinto theatrical dance and a various types of musical instruments such as this are used. This old Kagura-bell is made from bronze for the top ornament and the very bottom part of the handle. The middle part of the handle is made from wood, which is finished with a dark lacquer. The top ornament shows three tiers of circles...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1223931 (stock #AG819)
This Sanuki-bon is made with a beautiful tradition of the Sanuki area (Kagawa-prefecture) of Shikoku Island. A single piece of pine wood was hand-carved and textured into a simple and elegant square form with geometric patterns, lacquered with dark amber color. The tray was fully used yet has retained the original beauty. Wonderful item for both serving and displaying. Ca mid 1900s. 13" square. (Please inquire about shipping fee. Thank you.)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1222841 (stock #AG701)
Two lobster, a very auspicious symbol, are used for this mold. A stylized design possesses a clean and graphically eye pleasing character. The side of the mold says 'ebi' meaning shrimp in Japanese. Ca. mid 1900s. 8.5"w 4"d 1.5"h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1960 item #1222840 (stock #AG702)
This Japanese kashigata cookie mold depicts a lovely pair of ume plum blossoms. Plum has been an popularly used auspicious motif in Japan (and many Asian countries) and it symbolizes patience and fidelity. This cookie mold is made from sugi-cedar and it has an aged patina. Ca. Mid 1900s. Dimensions: 6.5"w 3 3/4"d 1.5" h
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1215472 (stock #AG810)
Nemariko kokeshi has almost exclusively been produced in the Naruko region of Miyagi prefecture and it means "sitting" in the local direct. The doll apparently is "sitting", showing the bottom part is slightly enlarged. Simple paint strokes created a humble and innocent expression. Beautifully aged patina. Ca. mid 1900s. Dimensions: 2 1/8" diameter 3 3/4" tall
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1212526 (stock #AG826)
These rare group of wooden weights (sit rods) were used as weights for straw mat weavings. Beautifully aged weight rods are assumed to be from Akita (the northern Japanese region) and they are tied tother with 'ara-nawa' (a rough straw rope). Each one is made from Japanese hard wood and one of them is recognized as a cherry wood from the distinguished surface texture. An unique discovery from our latest trip. Ca. Early 1900s. Dimensions: between 6-8" long 1.5-2" diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1211044 (stock #AG822)
A finely balanced form and a clean and simple appearance. A small sake cup like this piece is easily overlooked in a store shelf, as I love to visit many markets and stores in Japan. It was more likely produced with many identical pieces, yet this piece survived with a care of several or one owner. Fine clay surface and texture, and great fit in your fingers as you hold. A quiet beauty. Ca. Early to mid 1900s. Dimensions: 2 1/8" diameter 2 1/4" tall (Sorry, the wooden tray is not included.)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1960 item #1205570 (stock #AG801)
This delightful facial expression is the reason for our acquisition of this Ebisu doll. While Daikoku and Ebisu dolls are often paired and displayed, "single" Ebisu dolls are much harder to find. Ebisu is one of the Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin) and is symbolized as the god of prosperity and abundance. This doll is a nice size (12.5" tall) and as you see in the images, it is constructed in a more "refined" (or precise) manner than many other clay dolls...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1203881 (stock #AG807)
What a delightful expression. Simply it makes you feel warm and cheerful. This rare clay Ebisu mask is a good size and was hanged at a home for quite sometime. Ebisu god is one of the seven lucky gods and it has been worshipped in all over Japan. The Ebisu is symbolized as a god of fortune for farming, fishing, and food businesses especially. He is depicted wearing an eboshi-hat and holding a red snapper...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1188577 (stock #MISC1006)
This Japanese sake-bukuro bag has very attractive mendings and aged patinas as the images show. The bag is made from cotton canvas and it was dyed with persimmon juice to enhance its strength. The frugal beauty is certainly manifested on this fabric. One side of the bag is tone due to the age and use. Ca. Early to mid 1900s. Dimensions: 8.5" wide by 29" Please also visit our website: www.ichoya.com Thank you.