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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1254092 (stock #T-H1182)
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A very precious wooden standing statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu, or the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, decorated with kiri-kane (cut gold foil) technique of Muromachi period (14th – 16th century). Just like most common Kannon statue, it has calm, compassionate and peaceful face, wearing a beautiful crown and holding a lotus flower.

Kannon is a bodhisattva, an enlightenment being, associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1253728 (stock #T-H1181)
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A refined rosewood folding screen with cloisonné enamel fringe decorated with arabesque pattern. The latticework of this unique low folding screen is well designed and very sophisticated, which is very rare to find. Since the material (rosewood) is relatively heavy, it adds a certain dignity to the screen.

This kind of low holding screen is used for tea ceremony to show a boundary to draw a line between the hosts who give hospitality and the guests who are supposed to be served...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1253429 (stock #T-H1180)
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An unique red lacquer incense container elaborately carved with a mantis high relief. Side of the lid is decorated with the Chinese pattern. Inside of the box is finished with black lacquer. The unique posture or the activities of the mantis had been observed since the ancient times by people in Japan, as well as, in the other countries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1253287 (stock #T-H1179)
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An beautiful incense case in knot form, decorated with delicate, elaborate and sophisticated gold makie of Meiji period. This rare and unique knot shape design might come from a kind of tying pattern of old letters. Inside of the box is decorated with gorgeous Nashiji makie finish.

Condition: This lovely gold Makie incense case is in excellent condition, with no damages, no cracks and no restorations...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1252751 (stock #T-H1178)
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An elegant pair of sake (Japanese rice wine) decanters made of metal with sophisticated gold Makie Hakama (cover) with vortex pattern. It is a very unique and rare pair of sake decanters covered with gold Makie made by Shokodo of Wajima, the home of the Wajima-nuri lacqured ware. The beautifully carved knobs on the lids are made of jade. They were used as articles for tea ceremony, however, it might be a good idea to use it as a tea pot today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1252642 (stock #T-P1177)
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A lovely brilliant blue cloisonné vase with snake gourd motif made during Meiji period. This beautiful enamel vase is decorated with elaborate silver wired cloisonné technique and delicate color graduation used in flower pedals and leaves, which reminds us of the dedicated craftsmanship of that time. It is hard to find such elaborate hand made wired cloisonné today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1252475 (stock #T-A1176)
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A pair of gold Makie incense burner and incense case with elaborately depicted fern motif on top of gorgeous Nashiji ground. The incense case is trilaminare that can be divied into three cases. As for the censer, it is a kind of burner that was used at incense-smelling ceremony.

Both items were used for Kôdô ( "Way of Incense"), which is the Japanese art of appreciating incense...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250511 (stock #T-P1169)
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An elaborate gold/silver Komai style inlay small box in hexagonal form, decorated with “Kinkakuji”(Golden Pavilion) motif of Meiji-period. It portraits the brilliant scenery of the famous golden temple in Kyoto rimmed by Chinese running pattern with elaborate inlay works. Inside of the lid, as well as the inside and back of the box are also depicted with the Japanese traditional flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250212 (stock #T-P1168)
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A lovely high mounted inlay bronze round vase with humorous fish motif. It is depicted with various kinds of fishes in a fancy colorful manner.

Inlay is a decoration technique used for sword, in which the surface is carved and filled with metal, shell or ivory, etc. The metal work artists in those days were the successors of those who had long family tradition as highly skilled sword decoration craftsmen up to Meiji period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1250113 (stock #T-P1167)
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A refined bronze vase with gourd and snail motif made by Oshima Joun (1858-1940). Oshima is known for his elaborate metalwork using delicate ceroplastics technique. Oshima Joun was born in Tokyo as a son of a metal-casting craftsman. He learned metal-casting technique and metalwork skills from his father. He succeeded the family business from his father and started to name himself as Oshima Joun in 1877. His metal works were exhibited at various expositions and art fairs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1249290 (stock #T-A1162)
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An elegant bronze vase with fine chasing ansa, decorated with elaborately inlaid birds and gorgeous peony flower motifs in gold. Rarely found highly skilled metal work of Meiji period. It is hard to find such a detailed, delicate, and high quality metal work that we can feel the energy or the spirit of the craftsman today.

The metal work artist in those days used to be a sword-smith or sword accessory maker who had long family tradition as highly skilled sword craftsmen up to Meiji pe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1249045 (stock #T-P1166)
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Another excellent "Yabumeizan" tea cloth container of Meiji period with Funeboko (boat shaped parade float) motif. Funeboko is one kind of decorated floats at The Kyoto Gion Festival in July that is crowned by a parade, This festival originated as part of a purification ritual to appease the gods thought to cause fire, floods and earthquakes. This particular boat shaped float is dedicated to Empress Consort Jing who ruled from the year, 201. She led an army dressed in armor on behalf of her ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1249043 (stock #T-P1165)
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An elaborate, delicate, and elegant pair of “Yabumeizan” vases with flower and birds motifs. Yabumeizan (1853-1934) was a pottery-painter who applied overglaze decoration and colours to undecorated pottery which was bought in. He had achieved mastery of detailed multicolored overglaze painting earthenware techniques. Born in Osaka, he learned Satsuma style pottery-paintings in Tokyo, then returned to Osaka to open a studio to produce Satsuma style multicolored overglaze painting earthen ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1248895 (stock #T-H1158)
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This is another valued Noh mask called “Magojiro,” an elegant woman mask, from 16th century, which also was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, a human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period. “Magojiro” Noh mask is used for playing a woman play depict the Shite (the lead) in a beautiful young female role and feature some of the most refined songs and dances in all of Noh.

Traditionally, a Noh "performance day" lasts all day and consists of five Noh plays. The...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1248548 (stock #T-H1157)
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A treasured Japanese traditional Bodhisattva mask made around 16th century, which was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, a human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period. This precious mask looks like it has been preserved very carefully over a period of time .

The Bodhisattva mask is one of Gyoudou masks that was used for religious observance that Buddihist priest march throughout the town with the masks. They tried to disguise themselves in a mask to represent a Bodhi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1700 item #1248444 (stock #T-H1155)
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Another valuable Japanese noh theater mask that was created by a past master, Iseki Ieshige in the early Edo period, which was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period.

Iseki Ieshige (1581-1657) or “Tenkaichi Kawachi” was a Noh-men uchi (a person who makes Noh masks) in the early Edo period. The Iseki family was known for one of the three prestigious Noh mask makers since pre Edo period. Ieshige learned the Noh mask techniqu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1700 item #1248332 (stock #T-H1156)
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A precious Japanese noh theater mask that was created by a past master, Omi (Kodama) Mitsumasa in the early Edo period, which was appraised by Nagasawa Ujiharu, human national treasure Noh Mask Artist of Showa-Heisei period.

Kotobide is a kind of Noh Mask used for playing sprites or animal spirit that have supernatural power. As they are agile in their movements, the mask express their astuteness or cleverness.

Omi (Kodama) Mitsumasa or Tenkaichi Omi(1611-1704) was a Noh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1247233 (stock #T-H1044)
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This lovely hanging scroll with an unique painting of monkey is a faithful replica of Mori Sosen's drawings in mid Edo period. Mori Sosen (1747-1821) was a Japanese painter of the Shijyo school (one of the most dominant Japanese painting school in Kyoto) during the Edo period. Mori Sosen is famous for his many paintings depicting monkeys and other animals.

This particular hanging scroll with a painting of lovely monkey in Sosen style might be made during Meiji to Taisho period as a...