H 4 inches
Case H ca. 10 ½ inches; sculpture H 6 ¼ inches
Zushi with a lot of wear. Sculpture in fine condition; was formerly glued to another base plate.
H 2 ¾ inches
Few age cracks (see photos), paint on doors a bit rubbed, otherwise excellent condition. Beautiful details.
Length 13-1/8 inches
Made in two pieces.Fine condition.
H 19-1/2 x W 6-1/2 x D 9 inches.
One tail restored, key broken and partially replaced for the sake of symmetry, few chips. All in all excellent condition.
H 6 ¼ inches.
Two holes drilled in the back for former mounting, otherwise excellent condition.
H ca. 9 ¾ x W ca. 7 ½ inches
A very similar piece is exhibited in the Ikitsuki Museum on Ikitsuki, near Hirado, Kyushu.
Mounted on Japanese, old kiri-wood stand
H 4 ¼ inches
Height of zushi: ca. 19 ½ inches.
Chips and damages to lacquer on outside. Condition inside excellent. Handwritten label on back: made in Japan.
Belief in the Kasuga deity was popular in the Heian/Kamakura periods, as it links Shinto and Buddhist deities. The worship did continue into the Edo period.
H 7 ¼ x Diameter 2 ¾ inches.
Tip of left hand panel broken off.
H 8 ½ x W 6 ¾ x D 3 ¾ inches
Few abrasions, back pane re-stuck with iron nail
Diameter 6 ¼ inches
Image: 38 ¼ X 15 ¾ inches. Mounting: 84 ¼ x 21 3/8 inches.
Missing areas throughout the silk, mainly in the background. Beautifully stabilized.
H of case ca. 15 ½ inches.
Case with damages, figure group with some scuffs, losses and repairs, all in all good and stable and original condition.
H 2-½ inches; 2-9/16 inches.
Comes with kiri-wood storage box.
Fugen and Monju bosatsu (Compassion and Wisdom) are the two bodhisattva that accompany the historical Buddha Shakyamuni / Shaka Nyorai.
H of case ca. 9 ¼ inches.
Painting on the doors a bit darkened, slightly chipping; some lotus petal with tiny chip, otherwise in very good condition.
H of case ca. 9 ½ inches.
Paint a bit flaking at top of figure, otherwise very good condition.
Kishimojin, or Kariteimoten originally was a demon who had a thousand children. Still she would eat the children of others. Buddha’s teachings converted her. She is a guardian deity of Buddhism, especially of small children. In Nichiren Buddhism she is venerated as guardian deity for easy birth and raising children.
She sometimes is shown as a standing figure, sometimes in the shape of a male demon, more often as a female figure with a baby in her arms and several small children around her. In one of her hands she may hold a pomegranate (symbol of fertility) that Shakyamuni gave her to bite into, if she felt a craving for children’s flesh. The male and female, demonic and human shapes sometimes merge, showing her different aspects in one statue.
Several different states of Kishimojin can be found in our listings.
H case ca. 12 inches.
A few breaks repaired (mainly in the mandorlas), all in all very good condition.