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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1236509 (stock #pd662)
Kodo Arts
$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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1165765 (stock #pd442)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Spectacular Toyokuni Tryptich c.1850 of 3 samurai guards of an imperial palanquin. Colors and facial expressions of these Kabuki actors superb. Excellent condition and framed. No urauchi. Publishers and all info. available. In our US warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1152291 (stock #pd417)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
Wonderful art deco c.1925 'inban' transfer printing charger from the late Taisho Period. The design is etched onto a copper plate and then cobalt ink is applied and a rice paper picks up the design and transfers it onto a porcelain and it is fired. On this plate to create the swirl in relief, a special glaze is used. Diameter : 36cm. Ask for shipping quote. (pair available).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #1060145 (stock #pd243)
Kodo Arts
$350.00
Sensational eye-catching set of 5 small blue and white plates using the 'inban' transfer printing process to put this exceptional design on porcelain plates. This design is a first; tsubo vases on a cloud diaper background. Very art deco feel and were made in c. 1925. The design is etched on a copper plate, then cobalt ink is applied and rice paper catches the design and it is transfered to the porcelain plates and fired. Ask for shipping quote. diameter: 13cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1800 item #1053329 (stock #pd235)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
This is a fantastic antique Japanese Edo Period c.1780 educational encyclopedia for women with explicit pictures and text detailing all the things an Edo Period woman would need to know to be successful and a good housewife. Everything from the 'Hyakunin Isshu' or hundred poems that every well bred woman would be expected to know to sections on tea ceremony, the right incense, how to make kimonos, 'ohaguro' the art of blackening one's teeth and shaving eyebrows after marriage to lessons on high and low tides. Every page is calligraphy or pictures carved into woodblocks and then woodblock printed, a mind boggling venture. Someone carved every character and picture in backwards in order to print it on rice paper. Dated c.1780. (10" x 7" ) (25cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping. Ask for quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1048637 (stock #pd)
Kodo Arts
$450.00
Sensational Kunisada I Edo Period kabuki sumo actor Ichikawa Ebizo. The woodblock was printed in 1839. It has the gov't original permission stamp, the publisher's name and the kabuki play, actor and theater name. The edges on the back have been backed to preserve, otherwise in pristine condition. Sporting Kunisada trademark eyes, this sumo san is par excellence. Ask for shipping quote. H:33cm x 25cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #921025 (stock #pd12)
Kodo Arts
$580.00
Exceptional Yoshitora original woodblock scroll dated feb. 1866. Yoshitora's real name was Tatsugoro Nagashima and he was a pupil of Kuniyoshi. This woodblock scroll with vivid detail and color is of an 'oiran' the queen of the Geishas. This style of woodblock scroll is called 'Takenaga Hosho' indicating the long length of the woodblock and in this field the narrow width is called 'habahiro hashira-e' (pillar style). The woodblock is 71cm x 23cm, the entire scroll is 147cm x 37cm. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #691340 (stock #KA528)
Kodo Arts
$600.00
Fantastic antique Japanese Kuneyoshi woodblock of 'Oiran' the top of the geisha world in old Edo (now modern Tokyo). The detail and color are spectacular indicating an early run. Super condition with no 'uchi ura' backing. c.1810. (14½" x 10") (37cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #642850 (stock #KA353)
Kodo Arts
$300.00
This Meiji Period Kunichika antique Japanese tryptich is a scene from a kabuki play, 'Hanamomen Kikyo Hata-Age' performed at the Nakamura-za Kabuki Theater in Edo (Tokyo). A play about the treachery of one of the first shogun Oda Nobunaga's top generals Akechi Mitsuhide, who plotted and assasinated Nobunaga in Kyoto. Hideyoshi, who later became the second shogun, proved his loyalty to Nobunaga by avenging his lord's diabolical fate and killing Mitsuhide. Kabuki actors Nakamura Shigan IV played Akechi Mitsuhide; Nakamura Sojuro I played Hideyoshi; Arashi Daizaburo IV played Misaho, the wife of Mitushide, and Nakamura Nakazo III played Matsushita Kaheiji, a retainer of Mitsuhide. Kunichika, whose real name is Oshima Yasohachi, was born 1835 and died in 1900. He first studied with Toyohara Chikanobu at the Hasegawa School and then with Toyokuni III (Kunisada ) in Edo from around 1850. Kunichika was known for his dramatic actor portraits. This original woodblock tryptich has (urauchi) backing paper for strength. c.1874. (3 prints each 14½" x 10") (3 prints each 37cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #635711 (stock #KA352)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
This antique Japanese Kunisada woodblock is a scene from a kabuki play performed in Kieigannen 1 (1848) at the Ichimura-za Kabuki Theater in Edo (Tokyo). Titled, 'Inazuma Byoshi' this play is the first kabuki play scripted from a novel. It was taken from a novel of the same name by the famous author, Santo Kyoden, written in 1806. The three kabuki actors are: Banto Shiuka, Ichikawa Danjuro, and Ichimura Hazaemon. Kunisada studied under Toyokuni and took the name Toyokuni III. Kunisada was born 1786 and died 1864. c.1848. (14½" x 10") (37cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.