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Incense container, Kogo, by Takatori Kanzan (born 1924)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1980   item# 890084 (stock# 1839)

Incense container, Kogo, by Takatori Kanzan (born 1924)
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$250 

Takatori Kanzan, born 1924
Incense Container, Kogo
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Ceramic, Bizen
H: 1 1/10 inch, 2 1/10 inch, D: 2 1/5 inch

Original box, Tomobako



Daruma painting on wooden board

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1970   item# 888286 (stock# 1586)

Daruma painting on wooden board
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$350.00 

Daruma painting on a wooden board
Japan, Showa period, dated: August 1965
Ink on wood
H: 36 1/4 inch, W: 4 3/4 inch

Inscription:
Facing the wall for nine years (Menpeki
kunen), 1965 (Showa hinotomi nen), Summer,
August (Natsu Hachigetsu)



Painting on wooden board, ema, by Sakai Sanryo

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1970   item# 887918 (stock# 1730)

Painting on wooden board, ema, by Sakai Sanryo
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$210 

Sakai Sanryo (1897-1969), Nihonga
Painting on wooden board, ema
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Ink on wood
H: 5 1/3 inch, W: 9 1/2 inch



Calligraphy poem on a fan, Shizue Takashima

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 887883 (stock# 911)

Calligraphy poem on a fan, Shizue Takashima
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$25 

Shizue Takashima, born 1928
Calligraphy on a fan (unmounted)
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Ink on printed paper
H: 7 inch, W: 15 1/3 inch

The poem: Pine, Bamboo, Plum
"Tsuru wa sen-nen, kame wa man-nen"
A crane lives a thousand years, and a
tortoise ten thousand years.

Signed "Shizue", sealed "Koyo-an"



Painting by Ito Koshu (born 1892)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 887464 (stock# 1546)

Painting by Ito Koshu (born 1892)
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$380 

Ito Koshu (born 1892)
Hanging scroll, Kakemono
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Ink on paper

Mounting: H: 77 1/2 inch, W: 21 2/3 inch
Ito Koshu, born in Kyoto, student of
Nishimura Shoun. The painting is signed
and sealed by the artist and comes in a wooden box



Pair of screen holders, bronze rabbits

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1980   item# 886960 (stock# 28)

Pair of screen holders, bronze rabbits
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$620, free shipping 

Pair of screen holders
in the shape of rabbits
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Bronze
H: 3 3/4 inch, L: 4 1/3 inch

A beautiful pair of bronze rabbits
with a notch in their backs for the
border of a screen.



Hanging Scroll, abstract inktraces

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 884937 (stock# 1888)

Hanging Scroll, abstract inktraces
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$150 

Hanging Scroll
Japan, Showa Period - 20th century
Ink on paper
H: 52 9/10 inch, W: 13 2/5 inch
Mounting: 196 x 45 cm
Cardboard box



Negoro lacquer plate by Tsuji Sekisai, born 1936

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1980   item# 884908 (stock# 1002)

Negoro lacquer plate by Tsuji Sekisai, born 1936
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$380 

Japan, Showa period, 20th century
D: 9 1/2 inch, H: 1 inch

Original box, with inscription on the lid:
Negoro tray (Negoro bon), on the back of the lid: Lacquer master Sekisai (Nurishi Sekisai), signed and sealed by the artist. Collectors labels (stamped seals) on the lid and inside of the box.



Painting on wooden board by Takechi Koetsu

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 883932 (stock# 1533)

Painting on wooden board by Takechi Koetsu
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$550 

Painting on wooden board by Takechi Koetsu (1956-)
Japan, Showa Period - dated: 1986, December 31
Color on wood
H: 35 4/5 inch, W: 11 1/4 inch

Takechi Koetsu (born 1956 in Inuyama, Aichi), is living and working in Ikoma, Nara.
Inscription: In the bottle, sun and moon shine eternally (Kochu jitsu getsu nagashi) Signed and sealed (bottom left): Koetsu, Sealed (top right): Kenkon (=Heaven and Earth).
Inscription on the back: 1986, new year's eve, Shigisanjin Koetsu, Seal: Takechi Isao.

An old man operated a pharmacy whose medicines always worked well. In the store there was a big jar of medicine. No matter who came and no matter what their problem was, medicine was given from that jar, with excellent results. Everyone in town trusted the man and his medicine. But no one knew where he lived. In the evening people would see him closing the shop, but no one ever saw where he went. He would wait until no one was looking and then hide himself in the large jar that held all the medicine. Finally, one of the town's officials, who lived nearby, noticed this. The next day, the official went to the old man's store and greeted him with great respect. But the old man realized immediately that the official knew his secret and asked him why he had come. The official said, "I will return tomorrow morning. Please ask me again then." The old man understood and said, "You want to go into this big jar, don't you? Well, if you do want to do that, I will help you. Hold my kimono and close your eyes, and then you can come with me." The official did as he was told, and suddenly his body seemed lighter. The old man then told him he could open his eyes. When he opened his eyes, it was as if he were seeing a different world! How huge and spacious everything was! He saw a great garden filled with flowers and trees with ripened fruit. In the lake many fish were swimming, and the many rooms of the house he saw were all filled with treasures. It was such a rare and special state of mind that he forgot about the passing of time. Although he had always been chased by his work and by time, it all seemed like a lie and was forgotten.
He wondered how this could be. Because the old pharmacist could read his thoughts, he answered without prompting, "I am a person from an enchanted land. I am not a person of this world, I am from the world of hermits and sages. Because I made a mistake, I was sent down to Earth. Now I have been forgiven and can return to the world of gods and heavenly beings. It's time for me to return here now. I saw your heart of good will, and I wanted to show you a little corner of this heavenly realm, but this isn't a place you can stay. Let's drink a cup of sake together and then say farewell." The official drank the sake and when his head cleared, he found he was back in his office. He thought he had been gone only a few hours, but it had been several days. In the pot, sun and moon shine eternally.



Shigaraki Flower Vase

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1940   item# 883902 (stock# 1394)

Shigaraki Flower Vase
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$340, free shipping 

Shigaraki Flower Vase
Japan, Showa Period - 20th century
Glazed ceramic (Shigaraki)
H: 9 4/5, D: 6 3/5


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