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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 : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1236006 (stock #T-Z0003)
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A precious hanging scroll with a drawing of "Kannon" (Bodhisattva), Goddess of Mercy, by Arai Kanpo(1878-1945). Kanpo was one of the pupils of Okakura Tenshin, a Japanese scholar who contributed to the development of arts in Japan during Meiji-period. Arai Kanpo learned historical painting at the start, then he played active part of the early Japan Fine Arts Exhibition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1167983 (stock #T-H492)
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Date: Edo era, the 1700~1800s.

Old bronze Buddha statue "Eleven-faced Senju Kannon".
Senju means thousand arm.
Since it is difficult to portray one thousand arms, images usually show Senju with two principle arms in gasshou-in (Sk: anjali mudra) in front of his chest and 40 arms, holding attributes and forming mudra, on the sides.
This number can be justified because each hand saves the beings of 25 worlds, and 40 times the 25 equals 1000...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1154409 (stock #T-h892)
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Just as it opens the door of this small shrine, you will certainly raise the voice of admiration.
And the good scent of an old tree which the Buddhas emit from the back of a door floats.

Wonderful the wooden Buddha and small shrine in old time of Japan.
The work in the middle of the Edo period.

Probably, the believer of the Lotus Sutra and the Nichiren sect makes this piece.
The principal image is Shaka Nyorai...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1154407 (stock #T-h892)
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Just as it opens the door of this small shrine, you will certainly raise the voice of admiration.
And the good scent of an old tree which the Buddhas emit from the back of a door floats.

Wonderful the wooden Buddha and small shrine in old time of Japan.
The work in the middle of the Edo period.

Probably, the believer of the Lotus Sutra and the Nichiren sect makes this piece.
The principal image is Shaka Nyorai...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1133362 (stock #T-H139)
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A old and rare wooden Sisigashira, about 400 years ago.

Dating from early Edo period, 17c.
It has the flavor of the old time.
The Color, touch and shape are all fine taste.
May be, it is a guardian lion "Komainu" which it is put on the beam of Shinto shrine or the main gate "Sanmon" of a Buddhist temple, and protect a Buddhist image...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1103842 (stock #T-H144)
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This is the two pieces of the twelve guardian gods of Yakushi Nyorai.
According to Yakushi Nyorai's great desire of 12, when each God is 12 of day and night, the moon of 12 or the direction of 12 is protected.
Therefore, the twelve zodiacal signs are allotted.

As for this God, it is guessed for one of the two that "Basara General God(Vajira) and another are "Anila General God(Anila).
Dating from later Muromachi period(1392-1573), 16th century...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1103841 (stock #T-H144)
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This is the two pieces of the twelve guardian gods of Yakushi Nyorai.
According to Yakushi Nyorai's great desire of 12, when each God is 12 of day and night, the moon of 12 or the direction of 12 is protected.
Therefore, the twelve zodiacal signs are allotted.

As for this God, it is guessed for one of the two that "Basara General God(Vajira) and another are "Anila General God(Anila).
Dating from later Muromachi period(1392-1573), 16th century...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1102374 (stock #T-H508)
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This beautiful small Buddha(Syakamuni)seated is made from white porcelain by Suwa Sozan the First(1852-1922).

Suwa Sozan came from a military family.
He worked in porcelain, first in Tokyo in 1875; from 1879 to 1900 he worked in Ishikawa-ken, then moved to Kyoto, where he worked with Kinkozan until 1906, when he set up his own workshop in Gojozaka.
He seems to have specialized in ceramic carving and in the making of celadon.
He was made an Imperial Artist in 1917.
It is sa...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1098647 (stock #T-D1)
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This amazing Eleven-faced Kannon is dating from mid Edo period, around the beginning of 18th century.

Sign of sculptor of Buddhist in Edo period on the base.

It is 11-headed Kannon (Juichimen Kannon), had ten faces on the top of its main face, but one face has not disappeared.
This Kannon Bosatsu standing image is carved from single piece of wood.

The whole is gold gilt. Even if it passes through 300 years, there is wonderful brightness...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1098645 (stock #T-D1)
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This amazing Eleven-faced Kannon is dating from mid Edo period, around the beginning of 18th century.

Sign of sculptor of Buddhist in Edo period on the base.

It is 11-headed Kannon (Juichimen Kannon), had ten faces on the top of its main face, but one face has not disappeared.
This Kannon Bosatsu standing image is carved from single piece of wood.

The whole is gold gilt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1088748 (stock #T-F1)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu sculpted from grayish stone on a lotus shaped base, the hands holding a small hoju(sacred jewel).

A bodhisattva bosatsu believed to have been entrusted with the task of saving sentient beings during the period between the death of Shaka and the advent of the next Buddha.

This stone jizo Bosatsu have a red hat on his head.
Jizo Bosatsu is the most commonly Kami(God), and he is a Buddha on another occasion.

The expression of his face gives us th...