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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1096838 (stock #090617)
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Japanese hand scroll painting, late Edo – Meiji period, 19th - early 20th century. This 11 meter long fantastic painting comically depicts a group of well-endowed men measuring the strength each other and humorously showing off their thingies. This painting is called "toba-e", which is comical scroll pictures considered as the oldest form of manga (cartoon) in Japanese history...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1112654 (stock #111001)
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Superb Kenzan ware decorated with designs of overlapping fans depicting an early winter scene with a house gate by pine trees covered with a rice straw mat as well as Japanese old poems on the interior and with stylized Japanese pampas grass design on the four sides. Edo period. In the interior decoration dated "gen-bun ni-sai" means 1737...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1118796 (stock #090801)
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$750.00
Fine decorative fan featuring two white rabbits under the gleam of the moon. The sumptuous gold background is producing a shimmering effect. Rabbit is often appeared in East Asian folklore as a messenger from the moon, where it is seen pounding in a mortar and pestle...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1118797 (stock #090801)
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$750.00
A night in the summer when fireflies wink their light. The exquisite moment at dusk is finely depicted on the decorative gold leaf background. It is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1122535 (stock #090407)
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$1,250.00
This scene may have been depicted from a national treasure “Hikone Byobu six panel folding screen”. The screen has been collected by the Hikone castle museum located in Shiga prefecture in Japan. The screen has been very well known for not only the quality but also as a representative masterpiece depicting the custom of the early Edo period showing early-modern Japanese history. In this painting depicts a young robust courtesan with her western puppy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1124160 (stock #111132)
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$3,200.00
Oni (ogres) in a kimono dancing in front of the Yama, the ruler of Hell. Yama is the son of Hindu god Sun. He is the presiding deity and also known as Dharma. In Japan Yama is known as Enma. Later adopted in Buddhism, Yama was understood by Buddhists as a god of the dead, supervising the various Buddhist "hells". A line of souls leads to his office where he decides whether a soul goes to Heaven or Hell. Oni are considered as a servant under the Enma there...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1124921 (stock #080806)
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$2,850.00
A winter scene featuring a bush warbler in a snow covered heavenly bamboo. Showa period, mid 20th century. Nandina or heavenly bamboo is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant. They continually changes color throughout the year. Although the common name heavenly bamboo, it is actually not a bamboo at all. All parts of the plant are poisonous and could potentially be fatal if ingested. Birds are not affected by these toxins and will disperse the seeds through their droppings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1129640 (stock #110912)
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$1,650.00
An azure-winged magpie perched preening on a pomegranate tree. Painted on silk with ink and pigments. The colorful fruits of the pomegranate and bird’s feather make for decorative composition. In Japan, bird and flower painting began painted during Heian period (794-1185) influenced by Chinese Northern Song Paintings. It became more popular in Momoyama period when Shogun decorated their castles with splendid paintings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1134875 (stock #111176)
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$3,500.00
An ukiyo-e folding screen depicts a group of ladies preparing for Japanese Star festival called Tanabata festival, which takes place on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1135635 (stock #091022)
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$4,600.00
A set of three hanging scroll paintings depicts Japanese old custom and figures. Painted on silk with ink and pigments. The piece is accompanied by an old paulownia wood store box with an inscription reads Kawanabe Kyosai Shinseki means authenticating the paintings. The paintings are vividly well depicted in brush works with full of life. Sealed.

Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) was a Japanese artist active during late Edo period – Meiji period in Japan. He born into a samurai family. Ky!...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1135637 (stock #Kogo-1)
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$450.00
An antique okinawan incense container decorated with a lacquer and inlayed mother of pearl depicting a dragon appearing from clouds. Circa 19th Century. Mother-of-pearl inlay, which is known Raden in Japan was first introduced to Japan during Nara period (710-784). The technique was popularly used with lacquer for artworks such as instruments. It is in good condition with tiny loss of inlayed mother of pearl. The piece accompanied a poulownia wood store box.

L 3 3/8” x D 7/8” (8.5cm ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1136018 (stock #haori-1)
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$210.00
A vintage Japanese short kimono or Haori. Indigo dyed cotton with kasuri pattern. This pattern is particularly called shosei kasuri (shosei means a student), which is a kind of kurume kasuri that are produced in a town called Kurume in Fukuoka prefecture in Japan. Shosei kasuri has been named after that in old times, students typically wore this patterned kimono while they were studying. It is in good condition with some insignificant light stains outside, and a small stain in the lining present...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1136020 (stock #110242)
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$3,200.00
A group of samurai won a victory in a battle. Hanging scroll Circa Edo period, 17th century. Painted on paper with ink and pigments. The samurai on the far right is holding a stand with the head of their enemy’s general. In Japanese history the enemy's head was to prove the samurai's feat in a war. If the opponent defeated was in a higher position, the better rewarded. There is an inscription on the scroll reads Tosa Mitsuoki hitsu, means painted by Tosa Mitsuoki. Tosa Mitsuoki (1617-1691) was...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1137827 (stock #PW-01)
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$150.00
A pair of gold and silver Koi fish or carp paper weight by Hisamatsu Koshun (1926-1989). Signed. There are some abrasions; otherwise it is in good condition.

Gold: H 1 1/4”x W 5 3/8” x D 1 1/8” (H3.0cm x W13.5cm x D2.8cm)
Silver: H 1 5/8”x W 7 1/8” x D 1 1/4” (H4.0cm x W18.0cm x D3.0cm) ...

All Items : Artists : Paintings : Contemporary item #1137830 (stock #120332d)
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$1,250.00
This powerfully executed calligraphic writing represents "Kuzusu", meaning “Crash”. Signed Ando Misaki, a multi-performer and contemporary artist. He is a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, as well as the Director of Kyoto International Arts Organization.

Ando Misaki (1943-) was born in Osaka city. He began to create paintings through self-study from the age of 17. Around the same period, learnt earthenware by traveling to various centers of pottery in Japan. He further ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1138924 (stock #111117)
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$500.00
A standing beauty. She wears a summer kimono of silk gauze looking back while adjusting her decorative obi (sash). This ukiyo-e painting interestingly shows the custom at the time of mid Edo period, where women put layers of red rouge on their lower lips to make it shiny like a jewel beetle. This trend became extremely popular among courtesans and girls to look as sexy. For the colour of the lips, they were called “sasabeni”, which literally translates as bamboo lips. While only high ranking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1146334 (stock #120473)
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$1,250.00
Shinno has been worshiped as the god of agriculture and regarded as one of the three sovereigns appearing on a Chinese old tradition. It has been said he tasted various herbs to check the effects, and teach people agriculture and medical science. According to Chinese legendary tale, his body was so transparent that people could see the internal organs. When shinno ate an herb, if it was poisonous, the organs would become black, or particular organs would turn a different colour if it had a good ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1153225 (stock #120351)
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$1,250.00
Ink bird and flower painting. A pair of seasonal birds called penduline tits perch on a willow tree depicted with blooming camellia. This bird and flower are commonly seen in winter in Kyushu area or southern part of Japan, where Chikuden often enjoyed traveling. Painted with ink on paper. Signed Chikuden and sealed. Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) was a Japanese painter of Edo period. He studied Confucianism as well as poetry and painting. He often mingled with the literati active during Bunka ...