All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1260831 (stock #pd747)
Museum piece. Beautiful bronze buddhist diety, Kannon, a bodhisattva dedicated to saving all sentient beings. Taisho Period C.1915 rom a buddhist temple in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. She is lifesize standing on a lotus pedestal holding a lotus blossom and budin her left hand. Expression is serene and full of compassion. The kourin or halo has buddhist clouds on it. One of a kind. excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote from our Kodo Arts warehouse in Calfifornia.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1260826 (stock #pd751)
Signed Japanese Boy`s Day Banner from the Meiji Period C.1901 depicting the famous general Kusunoki Masashige in battle with his retainer. Kusonoki was a 14th century samurai who fought for Emperor Daigo in his attempt to wrest rulership of Japan from the Kamakura shogunate. He is the ideal of samurai loyalty and a model for young men. Signed by Seikyo with his hanko (seal) and dated kanoto ushi meaning C.1901. Very good condition and with the Mokko crest at top. The detail on armor and horse are exceptional. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1257867 (stock #pd745)
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Exceptional Shigaraki tea leaf storage Tsubo from the Meiji period. Rich drip glazes run down a hagi base with red, green and brown colors mixing to create a natural wood fired masterpiece. From the late Meiji Period in Shigaraki, famous for its clays with `choseki` long life stones. Height: 49cm x diameter*28cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1255535 (stock #pd741)
Wonderful mingei folk art wood & lacquer sake shop sign. Taisho Period, C.1915. The name of the sake is `Shirayuki` White Snow Sake. Red lettering on left side is is a poem: senshu kanshaku fuyo kiri meaning that even after 1000 years the makers wish this sake will be of the highest quality and shared and enjoyed by everyone. 21" tall and 16" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1255532 (stock #pd742)
Exceptional Large shingon buddhist temple bell dated Meiji 44 (C.1912). Also inscribed is the temple from where it is from: Shinkou-Ji in Hisano village in Okayama Ken. The head monk`s name is also inscribed: Ota Ryonen. This temple was established in 739AD. The striker is also very large, lacquered wood with goat skin covering. We have had many bells over the years but this sound goes on forever. 38cm in diameter; 28cm tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1255051 (stock #pd738)
Fabulous and rare gold & black lacquered wood transom from a buddhist temple altar. Comes in original cedar box. C.1915. Very art deco in appearance with maki-e raised lacquer leaves and buddhist clouds in relief. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. W:40" x H:10".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1255049 (stock #pd737)
Very serene, compassionate buddha in prayer gasho to bring salvation to all sentient beings. This C.1890 Jizo bodhisattva is a guardian diety. Wonderful in garden. Chips on nose and hands due to age but gives it character we think. Ask for shipping quote from California.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1254678 (stock #pd734)
Very fine example of Taisho Period C.1920 Japanese bamboo flower baskets. Two difficult techniques are employed in this Basket. A nawa-ami or twining technique is used as well as a mat plaiting (gozame-ami). With the nawa - ami , two or more wefts pass around the warps. In addition the wefts themselves move up and down over one another. A beautiful effect is achieved with both weaves. In addition, a root handle is used with a rich patina. Simplicity of the lines and unobtusive design creates a Ikebana dream. 18" tall and 10" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1254677 (stock #pd733)
Sensational Meiji Period C.1890 Imari Charger. Motif of Ikebana flower arangements. Very art deco and like a painting. Hand drawn with cobalt blues and fired at high temperatures. Signed by Fukuichi, a reknown Imari artist in Kyushu. 13"x 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1253269 (stock #pd731)
This japanese buddhist temple bell is dated on the bell Anei 2 C.1773. It is larger than most temple bells we have seen. On the bell is inscribed a Jodo-shu Sutra poem: the essence is the bell`s sound represents the Buddha`s voice or true word and is very deep and enlightened. It sounds in the 10 directions. This bell is signed by Ota Seibei Shigetsu, from one of the most famous Chudo Foundries & families famous in Edo Period. He made a reknown bell for Jakko-in in Ohara north of Kyoto. Estabished in C.1357, they were making bells and tea pots for over 400 years before they went out of business in 1961. They were connected to Enkoji Temple in Shiga. H:31" x Diameter:17". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1253267 (stock #pd730)
Fabulous almost art deco old Japanese medicine shop kanban or shop sign. Meiji Period C.1900.This sign was made for the Tayama Yakuho Medicine shop in Awakuni the Meiji Period name for present day Awajishima island near Shikoku. The Medicine, Keishintan, was for the stomach. We can translate all the writing on the sign by request. H:16" x W:34" Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1252569 (stock #pd728)
Finely detailed wood gold gilt buddhist altar. The roof is ridged and the intricate carvings of phoenix and buddhas are spectacular. The metal fittings are copper. Perfect to place a diety. Comes in 2 pieces. Condition is very good. H:77cm x W:63cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1252225 (stock #pd625)
Spectacular keyaki japanese elm wood shine carving of a samurai on a horse with sword drawn. Both samurai and horse have original glass eyes. Signed on the back with date Meiji Period C. 1901 and carver`s name: Shikai. Detail of the carving is explicit and the movement expressed is absolutely museum quality. H:36cm x w*55cm. Ask fr shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1910 item #1250589 (stock #pd724)
Exceptional clay kabuki actor samurai dolls from Fushimi in south Kyoto late Meiji Period C.1910. Butterfly motif on kimonos, classic kabuki faces and in excellent condition. When visitors came to Kyoto they would go to Fushimi Inari shrine and buy souvenirs to take home. These figures were very popular. H:9" x w:7" each. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1250588 (stock #pd723)
A brilliant set of 5 gentlemen from the Edo Period C.1850 by Kunisada I, one of the masters of the time. He was given the name Toyokuni III by his famous teacher Toyokuni in 1844. Fine detail and colors still very vivid. Framed in 3D out away from the surface would make a spectacular piece of art. H:28" x w:29". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1247489 (stock #pd712)
Beautiful undulating keyaki (zelkova) wood hearth hook to stabalize the pot over the irori or floor hearth in the old style japanese minka farmhouses. Meiji Period C.1900. Rope wear in the crook of the hook is the tell tale sign of age. Fake, modern ones are different and don`t have that wear. Minor cracks that have been filled in but covered in rich patina and smoke from old hearth fires. H:23" x W:18".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1246753 (stock #pd713)
Museum quality bronze usubata flower arrangement vase. Signed Kanki, this thick Meiji Period C.1900 bronze flower vase has amazing waves in detail flowing throughout. Made by samurai sword makers turned bronze craftsman after the end of the samurai era, this usubata is epic. Perfect condition. H:12" x W: 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1246500 (stock #pd714)
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Superb jizaikagi fish made of keyaki or zelkova, the highest quality of wood in traditional Japan. The fish was used to stabalize the the pot over the cooking hearth in old minka farmhouses. Smoked from years of cooking smoke, a rich patina remains. Taisho Period C. 1920. Beautifully carved and not a fake. Length: 11" x 6". Great condition.