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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1302368 (stock #T-M1289)
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A rectangular Makie lacquer box with a flush-fitting lid, decorated with beautiful pine tree beach against the background of distant Mt. Fuji. Inside of the box and the lid finished in Nashiji.

This lovely Makie box had once been in the collection of Carnegie Museum of Art of Pittsburgh...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1291729 (stock #T-M1266A)
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A lovely lacquer lunch box with persimmon motif made by Namiki Tsunenobu. He was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music. He has received various art awards including Japan Fine Arts Exhibition.

This unique lacquer lunch box is so beautiful as it has never been used.

Condition: This refined lacquer lunch box is n excellent condition with no cracks, no damages or no restorations. They come with original Kiri-box...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1290774 (stock #T-R1274)
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Kanzeon Bosatsu is an East Asian deity of mercy, which is a bodhisattva, an enlightenment being, associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Kannon means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World." The one who constantly surveys the world listening for the sounds of suffering...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1265366 (stock #TM1208)
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A set of ten fabulous Noh masks made during Showa period by unkown artists...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1255221 (stock #TM1171,-2,-3)
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This elegant series of Wajima lacquer wares with "Five Sacred" motifs consists of a set of five trays, five lunch boxes and five dish bowls were made by Sato Koichi, a prestigious Wajima lacquer craftsman and Japan Fine Arts Exhibition judge.

The "Five Sacred" motifs are pine, bamboo, plum, chrysanthemum and orchid, which are all considered as auspicious motifs originated during the Chinese Sung era among black and white drawing artists...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1255004 (stock #T-M1189)
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A set of ten rare, graceful and gorgeous Makie lacquer soup bowls of the late Edo period. They are decorated with traditional "bird-and-flower" motif Makie works of mid 19th century, which is elegant, refined, and very unique. Inside of the lids are depicted with a crane and turtle, which are also known as auspicious motifs. It seems that the ten soup bowls had been rarely used...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : 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 : Archives : Decorative Art : 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 : 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 : Decorative 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : 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...
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 1970 item #1237274 (stock #T-C955)
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A simple yet sophisticated vintage rosewood small box with three drawers of Showa period. It is rather heavy than it looks with the weight of 987g(2.2lb). It might be a good idea to use it as document box, sewing box or writing box. Inside of the three drawers are very clean like it is merely used.

Condition: This smart vintage box is in excellent condition, with no damages and no restorations.

Size: 12.7cm (5.00") X 12.8cm(5.03") X 18.5cm(7.28")

Age: Showa period ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1235751 (stock #T-M753)
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A delicate and elaborate bamboo box was made by bamboo art master, "Iizuka Shokansai" who was a Living National Treasure of Showa period. The lid is decorated with a butterfly, and the inside box is with hydrangea in black and red colored bamboo.

Shokansai graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1942 with a degree in oil painting and then went on to study bamboo craft under his father. Shokansai would become a regular participant in the Nitten exhibition, showing there 20 times ...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1940 item #1232473 (stock #T-o1131)
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A sophisticated bamboo blind holding screen with four panels, made of bamboo, Japanese zelkova and diospyros. Their beautiful lines of wood grain are naturally utilized. The upper side of the screen looks like a bow shaped wooden arch bridge with leek-shaped knobs that remind us of the Japanese traditional bridges. The wavy shape is reminiscent of the ocean waves or the ocean breeze in a hot summer day. While on the lower side, various wood grain patterns in various colors are artfully plac...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1225124 (stock #T-O1110)
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This fine wooden tray was made by Shina Ashida, a traditional tea utensils joiner in Osaka.
It is a simple and sophisticated Japanese incense tray used for tea ceremony.
Both top of the frame and foot are decorated with spotted bamboo.

Condition of the product is fairly good with slight stain which is hardly discreet.
It comes with original signed kiri-box, Tomobako.

Measurements about: 39.3cm(15.5") X 31cm(12.2") X 3.1cm(1.2")...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1222530 (stock #T-O1107)
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Now, also in Japan, the go board of this grade rarely exists.
It is the gorgeous go board in which wonderful lacquer work was given.
It is ornamented with very precise,beautifully and reality design of the plum and mandarin duck which were drawn people's attention.
Some flowers of a plum are mother-of-pearl(raden) finish.

The condition of this piece is in very best.
Some small shallow cracks, wear on the board by old age.
However, if the oldness of the age and...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #1221386 (stock #T-h1108)
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A works of 4th Kinjo Ikkokusai. (1876-1961)
The 4th Ikkokusai describes a haiku poem in the reverse side of the lid of all the kiri-boxes(Tomobako) of the work for commemoration when article is done.
He liked the haiku poem and also had his pen name of a haiku poet.
This article has it in the reverse side of the lid of the kiri-box.

It will be a bee if it is called Ikkokusai.
It will be Ikkokusai if it is called a bee.
A bee is just a pronoun of the work of Kinjo...