Handwoven indigo kasuri with red/rose/black shima (stripes). Cotton, black background with black lapel, solid indigo blue lining. Garment doesn't show any signs of having been worn. Mid-century, measures 42" x 35", sleeve from armpit measures 10".
Shinto shrine visitors write their wishes on these wooden discs and leave them at the shrine in the hope that their wishes will come true. Most people wish for good health, success in business, passing entrance exams, love or wealth. We have a variety of signs available, including signs of the zodiac, devotional images and landscapes. Please inquire for more information.
Two piece polished wood stand, scrolled sides with open work design on the apron and detachable middle section with slats. Chinese characters decorate the slats. Aside from being a beautiful stand, an excellent flower display or tea stand. Great condition. Circa 1970-80. Measures 21 1/2” long x 11 1/4” wide x 3” high.
Carved wood rabbit, hunched down with metal serrated tongue. The traditional way to grate coconut meat and most possibly still used in some parts of Asia. Quite whimsical and well rendered. Good condition, circa 1970. Measures 17” long x 5” wide x 5 3/4” high.
Round box with longevity symbol on top surrounded by images of bats. Bats are good luck symbols in Chinese culture. Black and red wood lacquer. 1970-80. Measures 7” diameter x 3 3/4” high. Excellent condition.
Painted wood, skin and fur; tongue is made of tin; from Java. Masks are integral part of festivals in this archipelago. This particular one is crudely made yet has impact; definitely an attention getter. Mid-20th century, measures 14 1/4” diameter x 10 1/4” high x 11” wide.
Tsubas are sword guards. A very collectable item for mounting and display. This was made exclusively for a collector to show and store these their collection. Lacquered wood with 11 pegs. Not a regular item for one to find. Mid-century, c. 1950. Measures 45 1/2” long x 3 3/4” wide.
Four panel divider screen (tsuitate). Very fine bamboo reeds with cedar frame, kiri wood cutout panels top and bottom depicting pine trees and Mt. Fuji at the top and waves and plovers at the bottom. Each panel has strips of wood on one side and bamboo in the other side running lengthwise with dual purpose of strengthening the panel as well as for aesthetic. Hinged together, in very good condition with no losses on the reeds or wood panels. A most useful and attractive home accessory. Measures 6 ...click for details
Standing bamboo screen with wood frame and detachable feet. For durability and proportion, strips of wood adorned both sides, rounded one side, flat the other side. Simple, elegant and definitely decorative, a good fireplace screen. Measures 35 3/4” wide x 41 1/4”, feet 11 1/2” deep. Mid-century, 1950-60.
Large sized Inu Hariko. In Edo years, these were used as a felicitous gift after a child’s birth. They were customarily sold at shrines as charms for babies. In recent years, it’s a popular decorative toy, winsome and whimsical. This particular one is an Azuma dog from Nihombashi, Tokyo. A toy dog identical to this one was used on Japan’s 1958 New Year’s stamp design. Black, scarlet, cobalt and light blue painted over a white body. Great condition. Mid-century, c. 1950. Measures 12 1/2” x 5” x ...click for details