Kaji-zukin (fireman's hood) made of indigo dyed cotton with "Ishi-datami (pavement) motif. It has hand-stitched sashiko. In excellent condition but it has light worn part. The second half of the 19th century. 39cm x 52cm
Kurume kasuri futonji with geometric pattern which is a feature of the Kurume kasuri. Kurume in Fukuoka Pref. in Kyushu has been one of the main product places of indigo dyed cotton kasuri since late Edo period (early 19th century). In excellent condition. Meiji period (1868~1912) 124cm x 180cm
Boro furoshiki made of hand-spun and indigo dyed cotton. It has many interesting mending patches. Late 19th to early 20th century. 134cm x 130cm
Ths is a Japanese antique zanshi handspun & natural indigo dye stripe cotton patched weave futon cove boro rag. It has small holes and repair marks.It sews three panels by hand. You can easily break the thread and make it into material by hand. The repair marks are patchwork from the back side with old tsutsugaki fabric. It can be enjoyed on both sides...
Asa (hemp) baby's kimono with kasuri pattern which is made in Omi near Kyoto and called Omi-kasuri. Weft kasuri threads are dyed with board-clamp dye. It has se-mamori in the back which is a charm with stitches and this one is boy's kimono as they are in the left as well as in the center (girl's one is in the right). Evils are believed to come from back in old days and it protects a baby from diseases. Late 19th to early 20th century...
This is a fukusa, the gift cover. Fukusa is used to cover or to wrap a gift. It has gorgeous embroidery whose motifs are pheonix and paulownia. The ground silk crêpe is dyed with benibana ( safflower ) and silk threads are all dyed with vegetable dye. The last photo shows the examples of the usage. It has some moth holes and wear on the hems. Late Edo period ( mid 18th to mid 19th century ) 58cm x 61cm
Anonymous Japanese ink and color on silk scrolled painting featuring a green-eyed 3-clawed dragon emerging from billowing clouds. Blue and cream silk brocade mounting. 19th century. Scroll: 70 1/2” x 25 1/4” (painting: 35” x 24 1/4”). Wood scroll ends. The mount is in generally good overall condition. There is age wear to the painting, with cracks, buckles, and silk losses evident. From an old Phoenix, Arizona collection.
The size of Bowl: 6" Dia x 1 15/16" High. Japanese Antique Blue and White, sometsuke Ko Imari Porcelain Bowl. The bowl has double Dragon on the side of bowl with treasure design with clouds. The center of bowl has treasure with waving design. The blue underglazing works are done in fine lines. Nice gosu blue color with fine line blue underglaze works. The outside has also nicely painted. It has marking also on the back. The condition of bowl is excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline...
Pair Japanese Kutani Earthenware Cup and Saucers, Ca. 1910, Meiji period, 4 5/8" diameter-saucer, 2 1/4" high, 3 1/2" wide include handle, with overglaze orange and gold fine brush strokes of figures, garden scenery, bird and floral design on white inside several different shapes of Cartouches, orange and high gloss gold detailed different design are filled outside the Cartouches. The quality of very thin and fine brush strokes are very beautiful and detailed...
A fine antique Japanese metal/pewter/alloy mirror with raised plant designs. Rattan handle. Mirror fits in black and gold lacquer box decorated with flowers and scrolls. Another piece fits into the box at the handle to hold in place. Please inquire if more photos desired. Mirror signed with Japanese characters. Box dates to the first quarter of the 20th century, but the mirror may be a bit earlier. Dimensions of box 12" long x 8" wide x 1" high. Mirror a bit smaller and thinner to fit in box...
Unusual Japanese ikebana basket. This gourd form basket is constructed with hand-woven bamboo and Wisteria branch feet and exterior body.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 23" L x 11" W x 18" H
The size of Plate: 9 3/8" Dia x 1 1/2" High. Very nice Japanese Antique Kutani Porcelain Plate. The plate is made from porcelain. It has brown band around the plate with red(Aka) under neath. The gold work on the band. The center has design of poet at the top of tree trunk with brush and paper on his hand. Poet's Kimono with gold work. The Plum tree is nicely painted. The ground and grass has gold works on them. Sky clouds are done with gold work as well...
A Japanese tea-bowl and saucer of small “cha-sen” proportions decorated with a pair of Doves, symbols both in Europe and Japan, of marital fidelity, and a pair of small beakers with barbed lotus form rims decorated in a similar palette with reserves containing brocade patterns and a small boat set against a shore, as well as flowering prunus and other plants. The beakers have auspicious four character fukichosun marks to the base.
The beakers measure approximately in 7.7cm in diameter and s...
Han-juban (short under kimono) which is made of several kinds of silk crepe, katazome (stencil-dye) and plain. All the pieces are recycled from used kimonos and beautifully remade into the han-juban. The silk crepe pieces are called "Edo chirimen" which are high quality soft silk crepe and dyed with vegetable dyes. Generally in good condition but has some dirt in the removable white collar. The silk lining cloth is dyed with benibana (safflower). The latter half of the 19th century. 123.5cm x 65...
This is a sakiori sodenashi ( vest ). Sakiori is a textile woven of shreds for wefts which are torn from old kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on. This sodenashi is made of natural indigo dyed cotton shreds for wefts and cotton threads for warps. It is heavily used, so it has wear and rips on the piping. Early 20th century. 32.5cm x 60.5cm 12.8" x 23.8"
Japanese vintage silk meisen kimono of Colorful, impressive pattern.There is the thin stain such as the image in several places. There is no damage.The lining is cotton.There is a trace of the repair in one place.
size: Length 143cm (56.2inch) sleeve to sleeve 128cm (50.3inch)”
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This is Japanese antique natural indigo dye cotton tsutsugaki big furoshiki textile of Crest and arabesque patterns.
It has several thin stains and small holes. But it is not outstanding. It is a very good condition on the whole.
Because this material fabric is strong,It is ideal for Good for home decor,wall display,remaking materials such as the patchwork and craft projects and boro quilting and You wear it and enjoy it....e...
This is a Japanese vintage indigo dye, Green, browncotton patched thick big furoshiki textile.
It is a thick cotton with a wonderful handspun. It can be enjoyed on both sides.
Each color is unique, and it is a wonderful collaboration.
There is very light discoloration. There is no damage.
Size:Length:134cm / 52.7inch Width:: 130cm / 51.8inch
This is a Japanese antique Indigo dyeing Slightly thick cotton kasuri ikat textile of Meiji era.
It has discoloration and Small hole. It is a very good condition .
This is four panels sewn together.
size:Length 155cm / 61inch
Width 130cm / 51.1inch
A pair of Arita dishes moulded in so-called suhama form; a stylised interpretation of a wave washed beach often associated with the Isles of the Immortals. Painted in underglaze blue with a group of five auspicious karako, Chinese Boys, bound together with a ribbon or rope; symbols of joy and a wish for offspring. In addition a Chinese style Fan and a Double gourd are painted in iron red and gilt to complete the design. These are symbols associated with the Taoist Immortals Zhongli Quan and Li ...
A Japanese porcelain dish with a barbed edge and cavetto moulded with Buddhist symbols. The centre painted with underglaze blue depicting two scholars playing chess in an idyllic setting, a waterfall behind them and a stanza of Chinese poetry above them.
Arita, circa 1780 ~ 1800.
Approximately 21cm diameter. Perfect condition.
Please study the photographs.
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The size of Bowl: 5 11/16" Dia x 1". Nice Japanese Blue and White Ko Imari Porcelain Bowl. It has Kiri design on the side wall. The center of bowl with somekind flower design. Outside has Karakusa design. It is simple design but nicely painted with using the space well. The condition of bowl is excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline. It sit well. There is a couple of spots at top rim where the glazing repelled. It is called Kamahi (original kiln spot). The body of bowl is well made. Almost...
Furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with tsutsugaki fan and cord motif which is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with vegetable indigo. It has hand-stitches in the side hems for strength. In excellent condition except for light stains in the white parts. Late 19th to early 20th century. 131cm x 132cm
Japanese antique silk fukusa textile of Pattern of lucky crane and tortoise and pine, bamboo, and plum and kotoji.It has a few thin stains. However, it does not stand out.It has no damage.They are not disturbing, and as a whole it is in very good condition.
It display it and can do it, and recommends it to materials such as the patchwork.
size:Length 68cm (26.7inch) Width 65cm (25.5inch)
A small bag made of deer skin with shibori (tie-dye) pattern. The brown color is dyed with the technique called "fusube-gawa". The deer skin is smoked with burning rice straws and gets brown color. Fusube-gawa is used for armors or wallets in Edo period. It has silk cords and lining. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 15cm x 18cm
Hagi-isho juban made of many kinds of recycled silk cloth which are: silk crepe with katazome, shibori, plain silk, stripes and checks woven of wild silk. The dyes are all vegetable and the lining is indigo dyed pongee silk which has white fossil silk inside coming out. This kind of yose-gire juban was worn at the Bon Dance in Nishimonai in Akita prefecture. In excellent condition except for some tiny moth holes. Late 19th to early 20th century. 130cm x 139cm
Han-juban made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with benibana (safflower). The dye technique is Beni-itajime which is board-clamp dye. The cloth is folded in 8 layers between two boards which are pattern carved and generally about 12 boards are used to dye about 22m length of cloth. Beni-itajime was mostly dyed in Kyoto until the end of Edo period but it was practiced in other places later. In excellent condition. The second half of the 19th century. 64cm x 72cm
Omi kasuri girl's ceremonial kimono with auspicious motifs such as crane, pine tree, turtle and so on. it has red silk crepe ornament in the front sleeves and in the back. It also has beautiful pongee silk with katazome (stencil-resist dye) belts and the decorative stitches in the top of the belts which are also charms. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 92cm x 106cm
This is a Japanese antique beautiful silk Weaving precious fukusa in the Edo period(1603-1868).
There are aging stain and damage.
Lining is cotton in the Edo period.
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Size:Length:53cm / 20.8inch
Width: 54cm / 21.2inch
An Arita rectangular form dish decorated with an elaborate enamelled Lotus arabesque set against a yellow ground with a central reserve with a Chinese style landscape. The reverse painted with waves and landscape elements and a longitudinal nien hao six character mark for the Emperor Chenghua. The dish dates to the late 18th century circa 1770-1800. The lotus with yellow ground immitates contemporary Chinese Imperial porcelain of the Qianlong period. See Shibata Volume 8 no 44 for a similar dish...
This is a Japanese antique bengala dyed cotton hand sashiko stitch Tattered tsutsugaki thick boro fabric of wonderful arts of rare. It is a dye that has been used for a long time in Japanese life and it is used for pillars of temples and shrines during the Asuka period. The column of the west tower of Nara and Yakushiji is also used bengala. Bengala is an ingredient (iron oxide) that can be obtained from the soil, is highly resistant to aging, and is characterized by no deterioration by sunlight...
A Japanese Imari Export teapot, 18th century. Decorated overall with flowered branches issuing from eccentric rocks. Unusually, the blue is thick overglaze enamel instead of the normally used underglaze blue.
Approximately 18cm from tip of spout to handle. The body is sound with only some minor flaking to the enamel and light wear to the gilding. A flea bite to the inner rim noted. The lid has a replaced knop and a shallow chip to the edge has been restored.
Hakama (pants) with tsutsugaki bold wave design which is made of hand-spun cotton and vegetable indigo dyed. Probably worn on the stage. It has many holes and stains. The belt is komon (small pattern) which is stencil-resist-dye. The first half of the 19th century. L:84cm
This is an ornamental rope or a belt made of hand-spun cotton with stripe katazome ( stencil-resist-dye ) pattern. It is stuffed with cotton. Probably used for a stage. In good condition but has some stains. Mid to late 19th century. Diameter:6cm Length:2m70cm
Boro tsutsugaki cloth with hand-drawn 'baku' motif, which is an ancient Chinese imaginary animal and believed to eat nightmare. It was futonji or furoshiki and made into noren (curtain). It is hand-spun cotton dyed with natural indigo. It has many mending patches, holes and some seams are machine sewn. 19th century. 108cm x 112cm
Sample book of obi (sash) design which has about 338 paper fragments with direct painted designs, made in 1907 (Meiji 39). It is from obi maker in Nishijin in Kyoto. It has various designs inspired by Art Nouveau, Rinpa scool and so on. The feature of kimono and obi design in Meiji overall is rather somber and small patterns. In excellent condition. 62 pages. 42cm x 31.5cm x 2cm