All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162740 (stock #111212)
A solitary crow perches on a pine tree. Painted with ink on paper. Signed Ikkyu and sealed. The painting is attributed to Ikkyu Sojun. Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481) was one of the most significant and eccentric, iconoclastic Japanese Zen Buddhist monks and poet. One night in 1420, Ikkyu heard the sound of a crow, which sparked a great satori (enlightenment) in Zen Buddhism...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1162739 (stock #120202)
Pair of antique Japanese painting depicted two white and black elephants and figure. On the other painting depicted bamboo-shoot hunting. Painted with ink and pigments on paper. Literally, elephants were brought to Japan for the first time in 1408 by an early European ship. It was a gift for shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimochi, the 4th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1394 to 1423 during the Muromachi period of Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1162738 (stock #110563)
Summer sea landscape. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. A close attention paid to the reflection of colours and natural light across the landscape as well as a short, thick brush strokes are creating a vibrant surface. It captures the essence of the sunlight, colours and nature. The painting was executed in 1933, when Japanese art was influenced by impressionism of western art...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1162737 (stock #100920)
The painting depicted minka, which is a private residences constructed in Japanese building styles. With styles varying across regions, these houses used to be found all over Japan. But today, minka are disappearing at an increasing rate as it is seen as inconvenient for today's hurried and materialistic lifestyle. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signed Shuncho and sealed.
There are some light marks on the painting itself...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1154998 (stock #120555)
A pair of sparrows perches in a vine. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signed Shunkin and sealed.Urakami Shunkin (1779-1846) was a Japanese Nanga (Southern literati) painter active during late Edo period (1603-1867). He was the eldest son and a pupil of Uragami Gyokudo (1745-1820), from whom he learnt painting. Shunkin was well adept at bird-and-flower as well as landscape paintings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1153865 (stock #120636)
The night is gentle and serene; the moon is casting the willows in the dark. The silhouette of a flying bat wavered across the moonlight. Painted on silk with ink. Signed Chokujo and sealed. Fukada Chokujo (1861-1947) was a Japanese painter active during Meiji and early Showa period. He studied painting under Morikawa Sobun.
The painting and mounting are overall in reasonable condition with some tiny marks are present due to age. The piece is wearing a fabric pattered with bats...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1153225 (stock #120351)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1151468 (stock #120502)
A Japanese sword depicted with one powerful stroke of brush. Painted with ink on paper. Zen is a state to become enlightened by one's own efforts through facing oneself. Since Kamakura period samurai had spent days of fighting over one another, or sometimes even between family members. For those in search of undaunted heart in the face of death, Zen Buddhism was widely accepted. The Japanese historically well known samurai such as Uesugi Kenshin, Miyamoto Musashi as well as Yagyu Munenori were k...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1146334 (stock #120473)
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1145710 (stock #120418)
In the moonlit beach three boats are simply just left. With the increasing dark after the sunset the colors of an exotic oriental night grew more vivid in the light of the moon. The painting is titled “moonlight” which is inscribed on the paulownia wood storage box. The painting is executed with different textured brush strokes on silk. Signed Ryushi and sealed. Kawabata Ryushi (1885-1966) was one of the prominent Japanese painters. Together with Yokoyama Taikan and Kawai Gyokudô, he was re...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1143540 (stock #081010)
A ink wash windmill palm powerfully depicted in a variety of textured strokes featuring bold, sharp brushwork on the leaves of palm, with softer ink washes for the body and a delicate use of colour on the flowers and fruits. Signed Ryushi and sealed. Kawabata Ryushi (1885-1966) was one of the prominent Japanese painters. Together with Yokoyama Taikan and Kawai Gyokudō, he was regarded as one the "Three Big Figures" in the "nihonga" paintings. In 1959, he was awarded the Order of Culture by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1142955 (stock #090917)
A courtesan and a townsman are making love. When she had the full orgasm, which is like an out-of-body experience, she passed out in pleasure. Here depicted the courtesan enjoyed the affair to the maximum, her vagina literary went to heaven in the shape of ghost. The townsman looks astonished with seeing it. In the room the folding screen with the blossoming lotus as well as an elegant lantern are finely depicted. This highly witty piece is accompanied by a double paulownia wood fitted storage ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1141756 (stock #100206)
Fudo Myo-o, Acala; the God of Fire depicted bearing a dorje on his right hand and noose on his left hand, seated on a wooden pedestal. His fore teeth are biting his lower lip. It is very unique to see this depiction of Fudo, as most Fudo Myo-o commonly holds a sword, standing or seated on a rock base and his lower teeth biting the upper lip. According to the Besson Zakki, which is a miscellaneous record of classified sacred images originally compiled by the painter-priest Shinkaku(1117-1180) dur...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1138960 (stock #120310)
Stylized pair of cranes finely depicted on paper with ink and pigments. Signed Masami and sealed. Iwata Masami (1893-1988) was born in Meiji period and active during Taisho and Showa period in Japan. He studied painting under Matsuoka Eikyu (1881-1938) in pursuit of the depiction of Yamato-e, a traditional style of Japanese painting. His artwork was first accepted at Teiten Art exhibition in Taisho 13 (1924) as well as received Japan Art Academy Award at Nitten Art Exhibition in 1961. He was mad...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1138924 (stock #111117)
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...