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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162916 (stock #101112)
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$1,450.00
The painting depicted a samurai met an old man at night. In Japan there are many legendary tales of ogre extermination where samurai fights with ogre to protect people and their town. Some folklore says that the ogre turns into human and attacks people go around. Here, the samurai was prepared for the fight by the torii, which is a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1162915 (stock #111138)
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$3,600.00
A heron quietly stands still in reeds. Depicted on silk with ink. Heron has been a favorite bird of Japanese artists since ancient times. The Chinese character used for the name of the bird represents a dewdrop that shimmers in the morning sun. This may have reminded as the glistening dewdrop of the snow white plumage of the bird. White heron has also another name “Sekkaku” meaning a visitor in the snow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1162910 (stock #111054)
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$1,250.00
Unique Zen ink wash painting depicts scroll and bamboo broom representing Kanzan and Jittoku. Kanzan and Jittoku were Zen eccentric monks thought to have lived at a monastery on Mt. Tendai in China during the Tang period (618-907). They had a thorough knowledge of Buddhist philosophy. Kanzan often depicted holding a scroll, presumably of his poetry, while Jittoku holding a broom, indicating his position as a scullion at a monastery...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1162738 (stock #110563)
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$1,250.00
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)
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$550.00
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)
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$950.00
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)
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$750.00
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...

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 ...
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 : 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. 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)
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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. In 1959, he was awarded the Order of Culture by ...
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. 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)
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$1,250.00
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)
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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 : 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 : 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 : 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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$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...