Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1239010 (stock #pd607)
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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)
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$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
$1500.00
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)
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$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)
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$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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1211715 (stock #pd596)
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$850.00
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)
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$575.00
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 1920 item #1209469 (stock #pd586)
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$575.00
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 1920 item #1206845 (stock #pd573)
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$4500.00
Regal with great impact Taisho Period C.1915 kasuga style stone lantern. From a Kyoto merchant's garden, the lantern stands over 5' tall and is very good condition. Granite stone. Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1206843 (stock #pd574)
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Unbelievable, rare Edo Period C.1860 large shop sign 'kanban' for liver medicine. It was believed if a little boy cried too much his liver needed some help. Fantastic thick hinoki wood carving ornamentation with layers of black lacquer. Stout legs and finely detailed buddhist clouds in bronze around the frame. Great condition. Great entrance way museum piece. H:140cm x W:90cm Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse. Piece disassembles.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1205149 (stock #pd565)
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Museum quality zen buddhist bronze temple gong with inscription and date 'Kansei 3' C.1791. Rare find and oldest gong we have ever had. Beautiful sound and in perfect condition. Inscripted on one side of gong is date, C.1791 and for whom it was donated for: Shibaya Rihachiro. Donors names are written. On the other side is a poem about nirvana. Relief work is superb throught the gong. The handle also sculpted in excellent reliefwith mythical dragon heads. About 13" diameter and 29" tall. Shipping possible from either Kyoto warehouse or California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1198133 (stock #pd558)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Fantastic rare bronze kettle store Meiji period C.1900 shop sign. Very lovely blue/green bronze patina from age. Quite big, 18" wide and 23" high. Thick bronze and in very good shape. See pictures. Shipping from our California warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1194794 (stock #pd533)
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Museum piece cypress wood carving of a shrine diety - "Tenjin" the god of learning and a major figure in ancient Japanese history. This carving is superb with a fantastic facial expression and outstanding carving. Age wear but in excellent condition. Sits on wood stand. Total height is 27" and width: 23". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1188865 (stock #pd517)
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$980.00
Spectacular noh theater mask of 'Okina' the old man. Myriad expressions in the face from mirth, playfulness, wisdom and a twinkle in the eye. Expertly carved but with no signature. Taisho Period c. 1920. Paulownia wood. Comes in origianl paulownia wood box. Never tire of looking at this one; one of our favorites. H:21cm x W:15cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1184204 (stock #pd506)
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Very rare bronze sheathed 'kanban' shop sign for the 'SHIKI SHIMA' brand sake made by the Ito Sake Brewery. Known as a 5 star sake in the Meiji Period C.1910, this shop sign has an art deco bronze with wood japanese letters on it. Stunning. (one of a pair) In very good condition. H:5 ft. 8" x W:3ft. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1184201 (stock #pd510)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Museum piece. Edo Period C.1860 'hangi' original woodblock carved into cherry wood. Was used to make advertisement flyers for 'Kanno-gan' an energy pick me up for kids made by Okayojuken Medical House in 'Omikoku Hino' which is the town of Hino in Omi, the Edo Period C.1614-1868 name for present day Shiga outside of Kyoto. Carved into the cherry wood backwards. Cherry wasused because of the hardness of the woods to enable many printings beforethe characterswere worn down. Excellent condition. Length: 33"x W:13". Ask for shipping quote from our California warehouse.