All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1443076 (stock #08240)


BRONZE WOMAN

Japanese bronze sculpture of a standing nude woman, with an unidentified sculptor's kanji-like sign at stand (*photo#11), Showa period, 20th century, approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1940 item #1443075 (stock #1574)


SPOOLS

Various types of five wooden spools used to spin yarn, early 20th century, Korea, approx. 8 x 5 x 0.8cm (3.14 x 1.96 x 0.31in) - 13 x 7 x 0.8cm (5.11 x 2.75 x 0.31in). Those threads were reeled in recent years...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1443074 (stock #05321)


PAIR OF STONE INARI FOXES

Original coloring slightly remains, and nice faces too. Showa period, 20th century, Japan. approx. H 14 x 9 x 5cm each (5.51 x 3.54 x 1.96in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1443034 (stock #12228)


SAD JIZO

Remained upper body of Buddhist wood carving Jizo Bosatsu (Jizo Bodhisattva) image in such damaged and exhausted condition due to aging as is. Pathetic but somehow humorous as seen. Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. approx. H 22.5cm (8.85in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1442873 (stock #1572)


WEIGHTS USED FOR RICE BAG WEAVING

Made of the root of zelkova wood so that hefty weight. Korea, early 20th century. approx. 10-14.5 x 5.5-7.5cm (3.93-5.70 x 2.16-2.95in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1442753 (stock #08239)


ONE-EYED GOD HEAD

Antique Japanese Buddhist/Shinto wood carving head, 16-17th centurry (Early Edo period at least and could be earlier), Total: approx. H 19.5cm (7.67in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1442752 (stock #12226)


LACQUERER'S SPATULAS AND BRUSHES

Set of 6 spatulas and 16 brushes used carefully for long years by Japanese lacquer craftsman, as the lacquer aesthetically permeated its wood. Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century. Long spatula: approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1442745 (stock #1571)


PAPER MEASURE

Quite a rare old Korean measuring tape made of tightly braided paper, early 20th century, approx. D 21 x 3.5cm (8.26 x 1.37in). Since with no scale, measuring the length of starting point and end point itself becomes a unit of its length. Ringed and forked tip at each end for tieing it up together efficiently and aesthetically as well when coiled up...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #1442706 (stock #12225)


DRAGON GOD WITH ONE STROKE

Japanese hanging scroll with a calligraphy of single Chinese character of 'Ryu' (Dragon) which stands for 'Ryujin' (Dragon god) drawn with a single stroke of the brush as an art form of calligraphy called 'Ippitsugaki', as a spiritually bold move with no hesitation, used to be hang at an old house for keeping away from fire, Taisho period (1912-1926). approx. 176 x 36.5cm (69.29 x 14.37in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1442588 (stock #12224)


HASHIHIME

Quite a refined Japanese wood carving noh mask of 'Hashihime' (lit. Bridge Princess) as a face of jealous woman (as ogress and also water god) in a noh play also called 'Hashihime' (ref. http://www.glopad.org/jparc/?q=en/node/21896), in such aesthetically unfinished condition as is. Showa period, 20th century. approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1442478 (stock #12223)


SUN GODDESS

Shinto idol (made of pottery or tile) of 'Amaterasu Oomikami' (The Sun Goddess) as the leading god of Japanese mythology, with the halo of sunbeam made of iron sticks. Showa period or earlier, 20th century, Japan. approx. H 15 x 9 x 4cm (5.90 x 3.54 x 1.57in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Contemporary item #1442262 (stock #1569)


HANJI PAPER DISK AND OBJECTS

Contemporary abstractions made of compressed 'Hanji' (Traditional Korean handmade papers) made by the one of leading Hanji artisans of today, Park Sung-man. approx. D 43 x 2.5cm (16.92 x 0.98in), D 10 x 3-4cm each (3.93 x 1.18-1.57in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1442014 (stock #12220)


ENMA WITH NO FACE

Old Japanese wood carving statue of 'Enma' ('Yama' in Hindu, The King of Hell, who judges the dead), Meiji period (1868-1912), approx. H 35.3cm (13.89in). Originally has characteristic angry face, but such lack of face uniquely give the neutral impression. Massive image with presence. Expected cracks and peels due to aging as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1441846 (stock #08236)


ANDROGYNOUS KAGURA MASK

Unique and refined old Japanese folk wood (paulownia) carving mask for the local kagura Shinto theatrical dance (in Chubu region), Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, approx. 17.7 x 11 x D 6cm (6.96 x 4.33 x 2.36in). Basically, a woman mask, but beyond sexuality, with mysteriously and spiritually such various facial expressions with various emotions from various angles and views. Aged condition as is as seen.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1441764 (stock #12218)


SUPER KAMI

Quite a unique and powerfully holy Shinto form of an wood carving Kami (Japanese deities) dedicated into an wooden zushi (small shrine) personifying a penis sat cross-legged and a vagina used to resemble a drop curtain as the god of conception and smooth childbirth. Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan. approx. H 18.5 x 18 x 9cm (7.28 x 7.08 x 3.54in). I have never seen such a type ever. Very rare. Repaired with glue in the later years as seen.
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1441440 (stock #12217)


CONTEMPORARY-JOMON EARTHENWARE JAR

Hybrid repaired eathenware jar made of the potsherds of excavated Jomon eathenware puttied to join together, as quite a unique coraborated art creation with ancient time (ca.14000-1000 BCE) and modern era (Showa period, 20th century). Since leaks, needs to put an inner container into when use. approx. H 30.5 x D 25cm (12.00 x 9.84in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1441288 (stock #08235)


COASTLINE

Mysteriously (somehow David Lynchly) poetic anonymous oil painting on canvas, a scene of white shed or house (or gas station?) along coastline in the dark, as either unintentionally unfinished or intentionally unfinished-like. 20th century, Japan. F15, approx. 65.2 x 53cm (25.66 x 20.86in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1930 item #1441287 (stock #12216)


MASK OF OGRESS

Unique Japanese wood carving 'Kijo' (Ogress) mask representing a jealous and angry female face, around Taisho period (1912-1926), approx. 18.5 x 15.5cm (7.28 x 6.10in). Stands by its own. Some expected stains and paint-peelings due to aging as is.


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