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All Items : Archives : Regional 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...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1940 item #1247717 (stock #T-H1098)
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A refined Japanese woodblock prints was made by Tuchiya Koitsu in 1934. Koitsu was an Ukiyoe (traditional Japanese wood block prints) artist, as well as a Shin-hanga (new woodblock prints) artist during. Unlike Kawase Hasui, whose name is recognized as a leading new woodcut printmaker both domestically and abroad, Koitsu’s name is known to only a few collectors of the new Japanese woodblock prints, although his art works are highly sophisticated as that of Hasui’s...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : 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...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1246761 (stock #T-H1092)
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A precious pair of hanging scroll painted by Hanabusa Itcho in mid Edo period. Hanabusa Itchô (1652 –1724) was a Japanese painter, calligrapher, and haiku poet. He originally trained in the Kanô style, however, later rejected that style and formed his own style, which would come to be known as the Hanabusa school. He was exiled in 1698, for parodying one of the shogun's concubines in painting, to the island of Miyake in the offshore of Edo Bay; he returned to Edo in 1710...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1246655 (stock #T-H1073)
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Fujimura Yoken (1613-1699) was a founder of Yoken style tea ceremony in Edo period. He had learned directly from Sen Sotan (1578–1658) who was the grandson of Sen Rikyû, the famed figure in Japanese tea cultural history. He was one of the four prestigious tea masters of Sotan school. Furthermore, Yoken was also known as a Chinese style poet.

This particular scroll with Chinese poem was written by Yoken himself...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1930 item #1246505 (stock #T-H1074)
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Hiki Ikkan (1578-1657) was a craftsman of Japanese lacquer, who came from Ming Dynasty (China in 1368-1644) and settled in Kyoto. He was a founder of “Ikkan Bari” (lacquered papier mache) lacquer work. The “Ikkan Bari” is one of craft technique that uses paper and lacquer as main material to make tea articles such as jujube-shaped tea case or insence case...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1245940 (stock #T-P1053)
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A very unique and rare Sumidagawa pottery flower vase made in the early Meiji period. This humorous vase is depicted with a scene of two men resting in a cave, which is very unique and impressive idea.

Since Sumidagawa ware were made mainly for exporting abroad, there are few artworks currently left in Japan. This is one of such rare Sumidagawa pottery ware. The kiln of Sumidagawa pottery was founded in the mid Edo period, using the clay near the Sumida river as pot clay...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1245257 (stock #T-H1080)
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A gorgeous Wajima lacquered incense burner made by Chahira Issai, one of the most prestigious Wajima lacquer art craftsmen of today. The family has been dedicated to succeed the traditional Wajima lacquer technique and further to develop it with new technology in modern days...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1244433 (stock #T-O1154)
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Fabulous Komai style hexagonal shaped incense container with detailed gold and silver inlay by Bizan during Meiji period. It portraits the peaceful scenery of old palace rimmed by geometric pattern with elaborate inlay works. Same as the delicate inlay works of Komai company of at that time, this hexagonal shaped box is also applied with the very minute and elaborate inlay techniques of the traditional metal craftsman of Meiji-period...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1244184 (stock #T-BN1068)
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A beautiful quaint woodblock print titled "Late Spring in Komuro" by Ito Shinsui. This woodblock print on spring scenery with cherry blossom conveys the warm and bright atmosphere of late spring in a traditional Japanese old town in mountain area.

Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) was a Japanese woodblock prints artist during Taisho to Showa period...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1244072 (stock #T-BN1067)
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A fabulous woodblock print by Hasui Kawase titled, "Rain on the Lake (Matsue)." It is amazing that we can clearly see the falling rain on the lake, and sense gentle wind of a rainy day with the picture.

Hasui Kawase (1883–1957) was a prominent Japanese painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and one of the chief printmakers in the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1243647 (stock #T-O1057)
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A Goryeo celadon porcelain style vase decorated with inlaid phoenix and chrysanthemum motifs by Miyagawa "Makuzu" Kozan the 2nd(1858-1940).

Makuzu Kozan is one of the most influential pottery during Meiji to early Showa period for its unique grand relief pottery and high quality earthenware with multicolored overgraze enamels...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1970 item #1243566 (stock #T-O1061)
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This big wooden tray is decorated with colored lacquer high relief against the background of beautiful wood-grain of Japanese zelkova called Keyaki. The dragonfly and wild orchid on the tray are painted with colored lacquer three dimensionally. The lacquer high relief ("Takamorie") is a kind of lacquer decoration technique. Using paintbrush, these motifs were thickly lacquered and finished with natural touch.

Condition: This lovely wooden tray is in excellent condition, with no ch...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1243210 (stock #T-A1096)
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Lovely Kyoto Pottery Censer by Miura Chikusen A fabulous Kyoto (Kiyomizu) pottery incense burner made by Miura Chikusen 1st, decorated with floral geometric pattern in various colors against lively green ground. It comes with elaborately carved silver chimney and a pottery one. Censers are any type of vessels made for burning incense. In many cultures, burning incense has spiritual and religious connotations, and this influences the design and decoration of the censer.

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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1241457 (stock #T-O1105)
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A pair of sophisticated Makie color lacquer sake cup basins, jointly made by two of the "Senke Jusshoku" or the Senke's ten designated craftsmen families. These craftsmen are representing the ten highly skilled craftspeople who are the recipients of traditionally transmitted skills within specific families designated to serve the major tea schools "Senke" in Kyoto. As for this articles, outside was decorated with drawings of simple yet refined moon-flower by Nakamura Sotetsu, a lacquer crafts...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1241131 (stock #T-H1084)
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An elegant, refined and functional set of tea articles, consists of tea box, tea cup, chashaku (tea spoon), chatakutate (tea whisk stand) and shifuku (drawstring bag). Inside of the rid of the black lacqured tea box is decorated with a drawings of a horse in gold makie technique. The blue and white tea bowl was made by Eiraku Zengoro of Kahin Shiryu. The tea spoon is made of ivory, and the tea whisk stand is a lacqure ware. The draawstring bag is made of silk. This set of tea articles is fa...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1241039 (stock #T-H1062)
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A precious pair of boxes in dog form were made during Edo period. They are decorated with auspicious traditional motifs in vivid color against gold background. One dog is painted with crane and pine tree design, and the other is with crane and turtle, both of them are symbol of good luck. These boxes are very old from Edo period, yet in excellent condition without color fade-out.

These dog shaped boxes called "Inubako" are small pair of containers, that represent male and female do...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1241033 (stock #T-I1087)
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A fairly elaborate bronze flower vase made by Tsuda Jyoyo, decorated with delicately chased three-dimensional dragon on the shoulder of the vase. There are some soft clouds around the dragon, which give us the impression that the dragon is flying in the sky. The dragon is made of metal, however it really look like as if they are real creature. We assume this refined metalwork was made around late Taisho period or early Showa period.

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Ch...