Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1294002 (stock #pd844)
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Unbelievable hangi woodblock from a set of sutra woodblocks used to print buddhist sutra books in the Edo Period, C.1850. Each japanese kanji character is carved into a lacquered cherry wood board BACKWARDS. When ink and rice paper applied, voila a printed page. Painstakingly usually a set of boards carved on both sides was 32 boards. 28" long by 7" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1286501 (stock #pd822)
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Rare and serene stone guardian diety made of granite from the Edo Period C.1850. Stands on a stone base made with lotus leafs in relief. The Lotus being one of the main symbols of purity. The granite has lichen and a rich patina from being outside over the years. On the back kanji japanese characters are carved in but difficult to read. H:80cm x W:33cm. Free shipping to our californai warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1285363 (stock #pd798)
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$1,400.00
Fabulous Japanese Zen Buddhist travelling altar with standing buddha diety. Late Meiji Period C.1890 black lacquered outside with gold gilt on inside. Hanging ornaments on each side of the buddha. bronze/copper metal fittings on the zushi or altar doors. Very good condition. Roughly 15" x 15". Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1280233 (stock #pd803)
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$1,400.00
Fantastic Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu in a zushi altar. Edo Period C.1865. This travelling altar has an inscription on the inside reading "Dai Hanya meaning heart sutra and the name of Myoshin-ji Temple in Kyoto. . The kannnon has many heads on her head. Her face is just lovely. It is old and the feet are broken as well as the stand she sits on. The zushi is in remarkably good condition with minor lacquer wear. Kannon is 12" tall. Zushi is 19" tall by 8" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1278926 (stock #pd790)
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$950.00
Fabulous lacquered wood carving of a Rakan by Tamakaji Zokoku, the most famous lacquer carver of the 19th century. Was accorded samurai status in recognition of his work by the clan Lord in 1835. Was given the name Tamakaji in 1839. Works auctioned in Christies. Jūroku Rakan literally means “Sixteen Arhats.” The saintly ascetics who gathered at the death and nirvana (nehan 涅槃) of the Buddha Sakyamuni (Shaka 釈迦) and were ordered by him to remain in this world as witnesses to the truth of the Law or Buddhist teachings. Typical depictions in painting or sculpture show them with aged faces, emaciated bodies and the frugal clothing of Indian ascetics or wise men. Great condition with a bit of minor damage on one finger. Comes in original paulownia box. H: 55cm x W:18cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1277813 (stock #pd786)
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Lovely set of buddhist temple altar wood flowers gold lacquered. Early Taisho Period C.1915. Pictured in two bronze flower vases also from the Taisho Period and dated. These bronze vases are sold separately as pd666. If purchased with the wood flowers a big discount is available. The flowers themselves are expertly carved and beautifully lacquered with gold gilt. Minor peeling on one stem. There are eight lotus flowers in each vase. The sizes vary but the longest is roughly 32" and the width of each set of flowers is roughly 22". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1277812 (stock #pd785)
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Wonderful Amida Buddha made of thick bronze signed on the back with the name: Fukui. We conservatively date it late 1800`s but it could be much older. Roughly cast but with fantastic simple beauty and depth. The more you look and be with this buddha, the more it`s essence of compassion and awareness permeates. Very mingei folk art and wabi -sabi. The hands in the zenjo-in mudra actually are detached. Very heavy but hollow inside so the amount of bronze is remarkable. Ask for shipping quote. H: 24" x W: 21".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1276130 (stock #pd778)
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Fantastic early Edo Period C.1750 Japanese Amida Nyorai wood Buddha of compassion and wisdom on a negoro laquered stand. His hands are in the Zenjo-in mudra meditation position. Carved out of cypress wood. There is wear or character but condition is very good. Face and chest gold lacquered. Glass third eye. Buddha H:30cm x W:32 Stand 10cm high and 40cm wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1275264 (stock #pd775)
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$1,200.00
Very elegant carved wood, lacquered buddhist altar stand for statue or flower vase. The carvings around the base are lotus leaves and buddhist clouds. A bit of lacquer wear but actually give the piece aji or character. Very good condition. Taisho Period C.1920. H:33cm x W:70cm x depth:31cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1263299 (stock #pd759)
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Outstanding bronze Kannon goddess of mercy statue from a Japanese buddhist temple. Lifesize 51" tall and 15" wide. Intricately cast with very serene and compassionate face. holding lotus bud and leaf in left hand. These seem to have been added later. We date her at Taisho Period C.1920. The metalwork is superb. Inside has an iron bar surrounded by cement where she was installed at temple. Quite heavy. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1260831 (stock #pd747)
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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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1255532 (stock #pd742)
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$3,000.00
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)
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$980.00
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)
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$580.00
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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1252569 (stock #pd728)
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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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1237977 (stock #pd678)
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$995.00
Brilliant large zen buddhist temple altar table; wood covered in gold gilt lacquer and top in wakasa style lacquer. Finely detailed carvings inset and on the ends. The top has two tiers. See pictures. Remarkably good conditon. Taisho Period C.1912-1926. Ask for shipping quote. W:56cm; H:38cm; depth:20cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1236509 (stock #pd662)
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$750.00
Very rare and unusual original woodblock from a scroll of a pantheon of bodhisattvas representing all the sentient beings who have become enlightened but come back to help other sentient beings become realized. Originally a scroll that has now been framed. Meiji Period, C.1900. Excellent detail and color. Condition of woodblock is excellent. Buyer might want to re frame it. Otherwise we can repaper the back of this one. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1231697 (stock #pd653)
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$1100.00
Meiji Period C.1890 sitting stone buddhist jizo or bodhisattva. A guardian diety to protect in the afterlife. In Buddha posture holding staff and hoju, the sacred wishing gem. Licken is all over this stone figure and expression bespeaks the wisdom of a master. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings that forgo the nirvanic realm to come back and help sentient beings out of compassion. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote. (free shipping to our california warehouse).