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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1241982 (stock #111177a)
Tomoe Art
$380.00
An antique Japanese Bijinga painting depicted a high-ranked courtesan strolls elegantly through the streets spreading her left sleeve in display. Her red kimono has an all-over tie-dyed pattern. Such portraits of beautiful women shown alone against a plain background came to be known as 'Kambun beauties' after the Kambun era (1661-73) in which they became popular. The courtesans depicted were mainly from the Shimabara pleasure quarter of Kyoto. (Ref. British Museum)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1138924 (stock #111117)
Tomoe Art
$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1134875 (stock #111176)
Tomoe Art
$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. Painted on silk with ink and pigments. On the right panel depicts a beautiful woman sitting at the coffee table preparing to write her wishes on the colorful piece of paper. As part of the custom, the wishes are to be hanged on a bamboo tree in the hope that they become true...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1126002 (stock #111174)
Tomoe Art
$2,800.00
The painting features a courtesan mounted on a white elephant. She is an incarnation of Fugen Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The story of the subject comes from a Japanese Buddhist folklore: On the way to Tennoji temple, a Buddhist monk stopped a village called Eguchi, which was well known as one of the most flourished entertainment area. As he was caught by a sudden rain, he asked a courtesan for a night's lodging in the village. However she refused his request...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1122535 (stock #090407)
Tomoe Art
$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...