Strong, vivid and colorful Ukiyo-e woodblock print of famous Toyohara Kunichika.
It is titled Nishike-e, Oban tate-e, and it shows an Kabuki theatre actor portrait.
Sign of Toyohara Kunichika hitsu with Toshidama seal from 1865. Great condition with only little traces of use.
Toyohara Kunichika (30 June 1835 – 1 July 1900) was a Japanese woodblock print artist...
Japanese shunga woodblock print from the Meiji period.
The print features a close-up of a Japanese woman and her lover - a rare find!
The print was purchased in an antique bookstore in Jinbocho Tokyo 1951 and is in good condition with minor staining (see photos below).
Size of print: Approx. 19.5cm x 13cm.
Antique Wooden Buddhist Temple Bell (mokugyo), dating from the end of the Edo Period. 15 x 15 cm.
Handcarved and made of one piece of wood. The Buddhist Mokugyo has a nice sound and symbolizes a japanese carp kingyo. It has been used for more than two hundred years in a Buddhist Temple in Gifu. It was once given as a gift to a member of our family, who was a famous ambassador...