Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1266311 (stock #pd765)
Kodo Arts
$810.00
Fantastic cypress wood /lacquered buddhist dragon carving from the late Meiji Period c. 1890. The dragon resides in the celestial realm among buddhist clouds as the protector of the Buddha`s teachings. Great face and expression. Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse. Length:28" x H:7".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1265876 (stock #pd764)
Kodo Arts
$1,200.00
Richly elegant buddhist temple lamp from the Taisho Period C.1920. The lamp has carved lacquered dragons on all sides of the middle and buddhist clouds and on top handle and base in gold lacquer. Sloping mesh cloth creates a soft lovely effect. Stunning. Comes in origial cedar wood box. Ask for shippig quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1265651 (stock #pd761)
Kodo Arts
$1,200.00
Super art deco Taisho Period C.1920 Persimmons sweet shop advertising shop sign. Big persimmon on a zelkova keyaki board with kanji characters. Sweets name `Takasago` written on the persimmon. The sweets were from Gifu Ogaki-cho which is still famous for persimmons sweets. Their persimmons were made especially for a Kyoto sweets shop Namiki by Suzuki Eiko-do. Condition as picture, slight wear here and there. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1265650 (stock #pd760)
Kodo Arts
$1,100.00
Fabulous pair of mother-of--pearl inlay red lacquered Late Meiji Period C.1910 peddler sweets boxes. Rope would have gone through the bases and the peddler would have carried the two boxes on a pole from village to village or through towns. Inside would have been stacking boxes to hold the sweets, usually omanjyu red bean paste sweets. Block Kanji design on sides and characters describing the shop the sweets were made from. Later it seems the the sweets shop changed hands in the Taisho Period and a paper was added with a more modern telephone #. On the inside base is written name Echigo so we know it was from that region. Slight lacquer wear but very good condition. Spectacular end tables. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1263296 (stock #pd756)
Kodo Arts
Sold, Thank You
Wonderful Taisho Period C.1920 Bronze lantern with the kiri or paulownia crest on four sides. This was the second shogun Hideyoshi`s family crest. Lovely patina from years of use. Hinge works adn doors opens smoothly. Can be fitted with electric source. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse. 15" tall; 12" diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1261726 (stock #pd755)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Beautiful Japanese Buddhist Temple hanging bronze lamp. Kodo Arts added a lighting element and old rice paper. The latticed doors swing open and the tort oise diaper motif throws off a lovely soft light. Very good condition. H:15"x w:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1261725 (stock #pd753)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Rich patina jizaikagi hearth fish from the Taisho Period C.1920. The pot stabalizers had an iron rod through the fish that went up into a long bamboo pole that had an iron hook on the bottom to hold the iron pot over the hearth fire in old japanese farm houses. Length: 11" x 7" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1260826 (stock #pd751)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1255535 (stock #pd741)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1253267 (stock #pd730)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1247489 (stock #pd712)
Kodo Arts
$995.00
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1239010 (stock #pd607)
Kodo Arts
Price on Request
Very rare zen buddhist temple dragon water spout used at the entrance of temples and shrines as a water faucet into a stone basin used to purify ones hands and mouth before entering the temple or shrine. Meiji period C.1890. Perfect condition. Length:33" x H:12". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1238305 (stock #pd680)
Kodo Arts
$2800.00
Exceptionally rare zen buddhist temple roof tile form the Meiji Period C.1890 of a Flaming Jewel or Hoju in Japanese. Would have been at one of the four corners of the temple or the at the end of the roof crest. The flaming jewel or sacred wishing gem is found everywhere in Buddhist iconology as a symbol of the void and purity. This tile is made of clay. Very good condition which is remarkable. H:23" x W:26". Ask for shipping quote from our California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1236928 (stock #pd667)
Kodo Arts
$1600.00
Superb mingei folk art keyaki (zelkova) wood hook to hold the pot over the hearth fire in an old japanese minka farmhouse. Known in Japanese as `jizaikagi` this hook is in the ebisu sytle and stands as a perfect art object in the art deco genre. Many now are reproductions but one can tell a real one by the rope wear. This one also has a hole in the crook of the curve. (see pictures) Smoked by years of farmhouse cooking fires, the patina is rich and lustrous. C.1890. Keyaki or zelcova is the highest quality wood in Japan. Large at a height of 43cm and a width of 46cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1233071 (stock #pd657)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Absolutely rare, almost art deco Meiji Period C. 1890 kanban shop sign advertising eye drop medicine (seimyosui) for the Maru Gyoku company being sold at the Alb Drug Store in Kobe, Japan. All kinds of kanji stating the name of the sign maker etc. Carved on both sides. We can translate all upon request. H:140cm x W:46cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1218862 (stock #pd619)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
The real McCoy bronze Ninomiya Kinjiro statue fired in the Taisho Period C.1920. Ninomiya Sontoku was born to a poor peasant family with a name of Kinjiro in Kayama (栢山) Ashigarakami-gun Sagami province. His father died when he was 14 and his mother died two years later. He was then placed in his uncle's household. While working in his uncle's land, Sontoku studied on his own. He later obtained abandoned land on his own and transformed it into agricultural land, eventually restoring his household on his own at the age of 20 and achieved considerable wealth as a landlord while in his 20s. He was then recruited to run his small feudal district which was facing considerable financial difficulty. He achieved this by reviving local economy, particularly through agricultural development. The daimyo, hearing of his achievement, eventually recruited Sontoku to run Odawara Domain then Sagami Province. It is said that during his administration a famine struck Odawara and Sontoku proposed opening up the public granaries to feed the starving populace. He was opposed by his fellow bureaucrats who reminded him that permission first had to be granted by the Shogun for commoners to have access to the rice stores. In that case, Sontoku replied, no one, including the bureaucrats, could eat the public rice before getting the Shogun's approval. They quickly changed their minds and decided that since it was an emergency, the people should be fed immediately. He was eventually entrusted with one of Shogunate's estate, which was great honour for someone of his low origin. His philosophy and methodology became a standard format in feudal land, developmental and economic management. The name "Sontoku" was given to him for his accomplishments. After his death, the emperor awarded him with Jyu Yoni, Lower Fourth Honour under the ritsuryō rank system. H:12" x 6" deep. Ask for shippig quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1218860 (stock #pd618)
Kodo Arts
$2200.00
Exceedingly rare buddhist temple transom in gold gilt on cypress wood. Middle ridges are red lacquered. Insets are round buddhist motifs in carved relief. Exceptional decor. On the back are iron hooks used to hang the transom. From a defunct temple in the Shigaraki area outside Kyoto. Edo Period, C. 1860. H:14" x Length: 43". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1213793 (stock #pd604)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Fascinating shrine wood carving from the area between the roof and the first beam. Carved out of Hinoki or cypress wood, it dates to the late !800's or Early Meiji Period. Very old and in impeccable condition. H: 27cm x H:79cm. Ask for shipping quote.