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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1151468 (stock #120502)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1146334 (stock #120473)
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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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1145710 (stock #120418)
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$6,500.00
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1143540 (stock #081010)
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$3,900.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1142955 (stock #090917)
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1141756 (stock #100206)
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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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1138960 (stock #120310)
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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...
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 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 1800 item #1136841 (stock #111110)
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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 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 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 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 #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 #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 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 : 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. The berries ...