All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1459569 (stock #12354)


LYING DOWN TANUKI

Shigaraki pottery ware okimono of lying down raccoon dog with such big balls, Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. 20 x 11 x H 8cm (7.87 x 4.33 x 3.14in). Some expected aged deterioration as is...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1459409 (stock #12351)


LOVELY PAIR OF FOXES

Simple and kawaii stone carving foxes, Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. H 15.5 x 8 x 5.5cm (6.10 x 3.14 x 2.16in). Some expected aged deterioration as seen...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1960 item #1459209 (stock #15062)


POJAGI

Traditional folk Korean patchwork hemp textile made from various scrap fabrics (white x beige) called Pojagi (Bojagi), mid 20th century, approx. 114 x 112cm (44.88 x 44.09in), embodies the lifestyle and the story of the people who take good care of their possessions at that time. Large size with unique geometric pattern. Stiff and thick hemp with solid weight...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1459085 (stock #12348)


OBINA

Emperor doll of Japanese Hina dolls in such skelton condition removed all its original kimono costume off since so damaged, categorized into 'Kokin-bina’ (Traditional hina dolls with new designs in the late Edo period), Edo-Meiji period, 19th century, approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1458999 (stock #08312)


SHAKA

Wooden seated image of Shaka (Buddha) carved by a certain ordinary people with one's prayer and free creativity, so-called ‘Minshubutsu’ (lit. “Folk Buddha”), Edo period, 18-19th century, Japan, approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1458931 (stock #12346)


OTSU-E SCROLL

Characteristically humorous Japanese folk painting of 'Otsu-e' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otsu-e), with the popular motif of 'Raiko-no-taikotsuri' (God of thunder trying to catch a drum, means 'Homer sometimes nods.'), Showa period, 20th century, approx. 92 x 27cm (36.22 x 10.62in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1458793 (stock #08311)


TAKENOKO

Anonymous vintage Japanese painting of a single takenoko (bamboo shoot) on silk, attached with an original wooden frame (though deteriorated and damaged), Showa period, 20th century, Frame: approx. 58.5 x 45 x 3.2cm (23.03 x 17.71 x 1.25in). Painter's red seal but unidentified. Well expresses its distinctive strong vital force and upward straightness in the wabi composition...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1458761 (stock #12344)


TALISMAN OF JAPANESE WOLF

Sacred and unique Edo period's 'gofu' paper talisman with wood-printed Japanese wolf as 'Ooguchi-no-Magami'* of Mt. Mitakesan in Kai Province which is the protection from thief, evil spirit, fire, etc. as stamped. This frame is just briefly and casually attched by me for shooting its photos, just in case. The condition is as is with such deterioration as seen. Talisman: approx. 31.5 x 10.5cm (12.40 x 4.13in) / Frame: approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Contemporary item #1458760 (stock #15060)


HANJI PAPER BLANKET

Contemporary abstraction of 'Hanji' (Traditional Korean handmade paper) from the studio of Park Sung-man who is the one of leading Hanji artisans with more than 50 years experience in the field. Such tasteful details unique to hand-made paper. Fluffy but very powerful. approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #1458716 (stock #12343)


FRP FOX MASKS

Three-piece set of funny and lovely fox masks made of FRP (Fiber-glass reinforced plastic), Showa period, 20th century, Japan, approx. L 23-25cm (9.05-9.84in)...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1458556 (stock #08308)


STATUE OF STANDING DOG

Lovely vintage sculpture carved from a single wood with no joint, with unidentified carved seal, found in Japan, 20th century, approx...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1980 item #1458377 (stock #12339)


CONTINUOUS UDON

Old exchange tickets with hand-written words of Japanese 'Udon' (187pc.) and 'Soba' (30pc.) noodles, once used at dining hall (or staffroom cafeteria) in Kansai region, Showa period, 20th century, approx. 6 x 4.5cm (2.36 x 1.77in) each...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1970 item #1458299 (stock #12338)


GOLDEN HUSBAND AWARD

Bronze human-formed trophy with a frying pan and a broom (removable) for the winner of "Golden Husband" (Best Husband) championship award of the Japanese TV program (MBS), Showa 37 (1962), Total with wooden stand: approx. H 39.5cm (15.55in). Some aged deterioration as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1458157 (stock #12337)


MAKEUP SAMPLES

28-print set of Kabuki actor's makeup samples for private study, Showa 20s (1945-54), Japan, approx. 25.7 x 18.1cm (10.11 x 7.12in) each. Paraffin paper is attached with each print. Some rips, bends, and stains due to aging as is.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1458040 (stock #12335)


MAD CALLIGRAPHY

Two old handmade notebooks (one with black-outed calligraphy and illustrated one), each with the sign of Katsujiro Takahashi (or Shojiro Takahashi) as the possessor himself and its date as late Edo period, 19th century, Japan, Illustrated: approx. 16.7 x 12.5cm (6.57 x 4.92in). Aged deterioration as is, with wormholes, rips, and stains.


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1940 item #1457889 (stock #08302)


ART DECO SATSUMA TINWARE VASE

Unique Japanese Art Deco vase of Satsuma Tinware ('Satsuma Suzuki') with more than 365-year history as the representative traditional handicrafts of Kagoshima Prefecture, Early Showa period, 1920-30s, approx. H 26cm (10.23in). Carved seal composed of multiple kanji letters at the bottom, but unidentified clearly. Attached with wooden box (with no string). Some expected aged deterioration due to use as seen, also with dent at the roundne...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1457885 (stock #12333)


BEACHCOMBING MOUNTAIN-CHAWAN

Supernatural mixture object of an integrated 12-layered Japanese proto-pottery bowls (so-called 'Yamajawan' (Yama-Chawan / lit. 'Mountain tea bowl')) stuck to each other in the kiln-firing as an excavation raised from the sea, circa Muromachi period (1336-1573), approx. H 18cm (7.08in)


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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Geological item #1457784 (stock #08301)


BLACK STONE

Kamuy kotan stone from the canyon called ‘Kamuy-kotan’ (‘Whereabouts of God’ in the Ainu language) in the western part of Asahikawa city in Hokkaido, Japan. Supernatural black creation as the God (‘Kamuy’=’Kami’) itself with no processing by human hands, except attached with a footed wood stand as an Art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’ (specifically called 'Chusho-seki' (Abstract stone)). Also attached with an old antimony two-storied pagoda (s...