All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1218924 (stock #pd622)
Art deco looking late Meiji Period C.1910 Keyaki (japanese elm) wood jizaikagi used to stabalize the cooking pot over the hearth fire or irori in the old japanese minka farmhouses. Rich patina from years of smoke. Thick keyaki wood, the highest quality of wood in Japan. 15" x 15". Ask for shippig quote from California.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1218862 (stock #pd619)
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)
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 1920 item #1216677 (stock #pd614)
Playful large bronze Hotei, one of the lucky gods of Japan who resembles the buddhist monk Jittoku. Taisho Period C.1920. Holding a gumbai in one hand and pointing at the moon with the other. The facial expression evokes much humor and joy. The detailed bronze work is in fine relief and great flow. Just makes you happy to be in his presence. H:31" x W:18". Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1216676 (stock #pd613)
Lovely lacquered late Meiji Period C.1910 wood candlestands. Brass metal fittings to hold candles. Base is Chrysanthemum motif, the imperial family symbol. Slight wear on lacquer but in remarkably good condition. H: 35" x 9 " diameter. Ask for shipping quote from Califoria warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1213793 (stock #pd604)
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1211715 (stock #pd596)
Very mingei folk art round iron hanging lantern with iron chain. The door opens for oil wick or light source. The simple asymmetrical design pattern on the panels very japanese and shibui which is what caught our eye. Wabi sabi. Very good condition. H: 8" x diameter:8". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1211713 (stock #pd598)
Rare buddhist pilgrim coat worn on a pilgrimage during esoteric 'shugendo' ascetic practice. The Shingon buddhist practioner, usually a yamabushi priest, would walk from temple to temple over rugged mountains in the Omi Range in Mie Prefecture south of Kyoto. At each temple he would get a red seal stamp of the temple on the coat. Different dieties are stamped on the coat and esoteric sanskrit buddhist characters. Made of asa or fiber. Good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1209958 (stock #pd590)
Exceptional almost art deco Meiji Period C.1890 medicine shop sign for head and hot flash. Alternating gold and black lacquered with japananese characters detailing the company name Shogo Yamado-do and the registered trademark, Maru Yasu and the types of medicines and the ailments they are good for. Full translation available. The shop was in Nagoya. On the back is the seal of the sign maker. H:5' x W:6". Shipping from our califonia warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1209469 (stock #pd586)
Exceptional Taisho Period C.1920 bronze tea ceremony ikebana flower arrangement boat. hanging on tripod hand forged bronze link chain, the boat would welcome visitors to the tea ceremony hut. Perfect condition. W: 12" x W:5". ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1208588 (stock #pd583)
Fantastic jizaikagi japanese 'keyaki' (zelkova) wood fish used to stabalize the cooking pot over the old farmhouse hearths built into the middle of the floor in Japanese farmhouses. Meiji Period C. 1900. Keyaki is the first class wood in Japan so this must have been a fairly well to do house. The fish is rich with patina from years of hearth smoke. Lush finish and patches of wear give it a wonderful mingei folk art feel. Quite thick at 2" and lenth is 13" x height: 6". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1208199 (stock #pd578)
Stunning Late Edo / Early Meiji Period C.1870 bronze buddhist temple oil lamp. Heavy bronze stands on six legs with each panel of the main body delicately interwoven with leaves in fine relief. The door opens to a ceramic signed oil dish with bronze wick standing on a bronze rim. The top is winged and has heart shaped openings. A few minor dents give it character. In excellent condition and a museum piece. Beautiful blue/green patina from years of oxidation and use. H: 32" x Diameter:18". Ask for shipping quote.