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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 : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1110520 (stock #111014)
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Japanese hanging scroll, Muromachi period, circa 16th century. This large antique Buddhist painting features Gundari Myōō (Skt. Kundali), one of the five major Wisdom Kings in Buddhism, steps on white lotus pedestals on a high rock, suggesting the 'Great Womb Mandala', the central image of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Gundari is a wrathful emanation of Hosho nyorai (Skt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1114486 (stock #110920)
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Fudo Myo-o appears from a cloud. Clouds are also depicted as an embodiment of the energy or vital force of the cosmos. Fudō Myō-ō is the central deity in all Myō-ō deities, who are Five Wisdom kings of Womb Realm. Fudo literary means immovable and is the destroyer of delusion and a principal protector of Buddhism. His immovability refers to that aspect of mind (Buddha-Nature or True self), which is forever unmoved - perfectly stable and unchanging...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1115830 (stock #110918)
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Bamboo leaves swaying in the wind, depicted with fine ink wash on silk. This simple painting would have been selected to hang in summer or tea scene. The painting has an old mounting consistent with age. Both painting and mounting are in excellent condition. This fine work attributed to Yanagisawa Kien from studying seals, who was one of the foremost artists of Japanese literati painting (Nanga or Bunjinga) active during mid Edo period, 18th century...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1126002 (stock #111174)
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$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. He grumbled and intoned...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1128581 (stock #120182)
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$950.00
A Chinese imaginary beast Hakutaku (in Chinese: Baí Zé). Circa 19th Century. Painted on silk with ink. It has been said the creature understands human languages as well as the universe. Like the other fantastic beasts such as a kylin and a phoenix, Hakutaku are also believed to have appeared during the reign of governors of virtue. Since ancient times, it has been worshipped as a talisman to protect one against the evil. It has been said if one encountered the beast, the family would enjoy pro...
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. The Japanese painters learnt the Ming and Qin Dynasty bird and flower paint...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1134887 (stock #111015)
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The painting features a Sugawara no Michizane (845-903) or Tenjin, who became a deified spirit after his death. Tenjin worship in Japan has originally been derived from the worship for Amatsu-kami (heavenly God) in shintoism and somehow connected to the worship for Sugawarano Michizane of God of thunder. Later during Edo period, he became also worshipped as the God of study since he had been known for prominent scholar and poet. Painted on paper with ink and pigments. There is an inscription on ...
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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1136841 (stock #111110)
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$3,800.00
The moon shrouded half in mist gently shines bloomed white plum Blossoms. Painted on silk with ink and pigments. Signed Kobi, the artist name of Yanagisawa Kien. Circa 18th Century. Yanagisawa Kien (1704-1758) was one of the foremost artists of Japanese literati painting (Nanga or Bunjinga) active during mid Edo period, 18th century. One of his masterpieces is collected at Tokyo National Museum.

The painting wears quality brocade, which made of real gold thread (hon-kinran). There are som...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1136842 (stock #120217)
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$3,800.00
Sparrows in snow-covered blossoming ume flowers and camellias of winter. Painted on silk with ink and pigments. Circa 19th century. Kishi Ganryo (1798-1852) was born and resided in Kyoto. He was adapted to a prominent artist Kishi Ganku and studied painting under him. Ganryo became a retainer of prince Arisugawa and attached to the imperial court. He was well adept at paintings of figures and Bird-and-flower. This piece is in reasonable condition consistent with age with some marks, creases pre...
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...