All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1950 item #176760 (stock #gn0066)
Long Japanese kimono in beautiful floral design, by Amthor,Japan, c.1930's-40's. Made of rayon, it is approx. 50" long. Excellent condition.....$10 for insured USA shipping.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #353810 (stock #M 013)
Sake cup, made and distributed in connection with the 1970 World Exposition which took place in Osaka, Japan. Solid 24 carat gold plate, decorated at the centre in high relief with the Expo’s emblem, five circles arranged around a central dot, and with the inscription ‘EXPO ‘70’. Signed at bottom: MMS CO 24K GP. Very small surface scratches (see pictures), otherwise original condition...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #360065 (stock #C/P 026)
Lobed dish. Porcelain with beautiful white glaze, painted in red, blue, grey, pale yellow and green overglaze enamels with a spray of flowering pinks (nadeshiko). Three thin red lines around the foot ring. Signed at the bottom in underglaze blue KAKIEMON. Perfect condition. Diameter 4 ¼ in. (11 cm), height 7/8 in. (2.2 cm).
In fitted wooden box (tomobako), 2 ¼ x 5 ¼ x 51/4 in. (5.8 x 13.5 x 13.5 cm)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #387179 (stock #L 045)
Set of five circular black and red dishes, top surface of black lacquer, underside of red lacquer. The wood at the underside decorated with a concentric circle, the wood-grain still visible through the coat of red lacquer. Japan, later 20th century.
Diameter 5 in. (12.8 cm)
Perfect condition.
In fitted cardboard box, 2 1/8” (H) x 5 5/8” x 5 5/8” (5.5 x 14.2 x 14.2 cm), printed label on the lid reads: NAKANISHI shitsugei (lacquer art, referring to the red and black lacquer)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #387524 (stock #L 047)
Circular black lacquer dish with applied white-gold foil decoration, all surfaces of black lacquer. Applied at the center with a square of white-gold foil, painted in black lacquer with stylized waves. Traces of white-gold brushed into the wood grain. Unsigned. Japan, 20th century (ca. 1990).
Diameter 6 9/16 in. (16.8 cm).
Perfect condition.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #387537 (stock #L 049)
Set of three black lacquer sake cups, undecorated. Wood base, flawlessly smoothed and lacquered. Signed with an unread red lacquer seal at the bottom of the largest cup. Japan, 20th century (ca. 1990).
Sizes: largest - H 1 15/16 in. (5.1 cm), diameter 3 ¾ in. (9.7 cm); middle - H 1 5/8 in. (4.3 cm), diameter 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm); small - H 15/16 in. (3.7 cm), diameter3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm).
Perfect condition.

These pieces are located in Europe (EC).

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #494032 (stock #L 116)
Set of 5 Japanese deep red lacquer plates with gold-net decoration, rim and bootom outside lacquered black. Fine quality wood and lacquer dishes, each painted individually with a net pattern in gold lacquer. Made 1988-04-10, by Ozawa Risuke, Aizu.
Diameter 5.3 in. (13.3 cm), height 0.5 in. (1.5 cm).
Very slightly rubbed in some places, otherwise perfect condition.

Piece located in Europe.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #494463 (stock #M 112)
The basket lacquered with dark brown lacquer. The basket, woven of natural split bamboo and vines, contains a removable hexagonal flat plate covered on one side with gold leaf and scattered with dark green, brown and black lacquer squares. The glossy gold surface is protected by transparent lacquer. For a different effect the reverse side of the hexagonal plate can be used, it being painted in a rustic style with reddish brown lacquer over a brushed wood ground. Later part of 20th century...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #498389 (stock #L 108)
Set of 5 Japanese lacquered wood dishes of square lobed shape decorated with red and green narrow stripes. The cypress wood grain clearly visible on both sides of the dishes. Each dish signed at the underside in red lacquer with a seal shaped as a stylised elephant, indicating the known Kyoto lacquer workshop “Zohiko”. Made ca...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #498445 (stock #L 107)
Set of 5 Japanese dishes of lacquered wood, lacquered in 5 different colours. The wood grain clearly visible on both sides of the paper-thin circular dishes. Each surface covered in a different colour: deep dark brown, deep red, light red, deep green and light brown. Each dish signed in lacquer within the foot ring with a seal reading “sa” (?). Japan, made ca. 1988.
Diameter: 5 ¾ in. (14.8 cm); height: 1 1/16 in. (2.8 cm.
In cardboard box with red label reading KanKan...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1990 item #498459 (stock #L 105)
Set of 5 Japanese deep red lacquer plates decorated with three gold foil squares (ichimatsu-e). Japan, ca. 1990.
Diameter: 6 ¾ in. (17.5 cm); height: ¾ in. (2 cm).
In fitted wooden box, inscribed on the lid in black script Meimei sara 5, ichimatsu-e (5 plates with chequered pattern), and with circular red seal imprint inside lid of box. Size of box 17 3/8 x 17 3/8 x 3 9/16 in...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 2000 item #634132 (stock #0089)
Daniel Tretiak has written a book, The Life and Works of Haku Maki, the important Japanese printmaker of the second half of the 20th Century. Maki toiled alone most of the time between 1960 and 2000. His output was substantial, most of it was cool, crisp, elegant. An example is shown above. I wrote about it: "The print in the center is the kanji for Mr or or I; it swooshes across the print, as if written with a big brush." It is Poem 71-51, done in 1971. It had an edition of 151. I own the pri...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 2000 item #700671 (stock #18-59)
Silk Road Gallery
$300.00
set of 3
Three bamboo cages made by fishermen in Japan to harvest shrimp are wonderful examples of the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Organic forms, simplicity and imperfections render these humble objects beautiful and timeless. (The Japanese cultural concept of wabi-sabi is nicely presented in the small book "Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers" by Leonard Koren, Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, California, 1994.) These three bamboo forms together take on new life as an unusual piec...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #759190 (stock #T-41)
Katazome (stencil-dyed) Maekake (apron), Shop Apron for Konnyaku Store. Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Yamachuu,” Nihonmatsu City (Fukushima Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie. Top line: “Naigai Nousan Shushi” (Grown from Domestic Seeds?,) 2nd line: “Konnyaku Seizou” (Konnyaku Factory,) center logo” “Yamachuu,” 1st address line: “Nihonmatsu-shi Rotari-mae” (Nihonmatsu City, in front of the Rotary,) 2nd addr...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #759191 (stock #LE-7)
Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron, for a Sake purveyor, central logo reads “Cha” (Tea, the common name of drinking establishments in old Japan was “Cha-ya,” or “Tea House.” Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address, braided cotton waist tie. All lines read right to left, and top to bottom, in the old pre-WWII style. Unsure on actual readings, but meanings are clear. Top line : “Okagura” (Sacred Offering Dance Before the Gods,) right side: “Mei Shu” (Famous brand...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #759194 (stock #LE-9)
Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Dai Maru,” Akita City (Akita Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie. Top line: “Akita-shi Chuuo Oroshi Uri Ichiba” (Akita City Central Wholesale Market,) logo: “Dai Maru” (Big Circle,) 3rd line: “Akita Dai Maru Seika Kabushiki Gaisha” (Akita Dai Maru Produce Inc.,) last line: “Denwa (telephone) 0188 Daihyou (main number) 69-5591.” Very good condition. Late1900’s. L.28”(71cm) x W.18...
The striking kanji means Rising. Maki produced this image in 1970 as a modest black on white print. This print is Poem 70- 48 (rising): The kanji,which is the print's core theme, is reiterated in the title. When this print first came out, it must have in a winner: 59/151 . This print has a golden yellow sun and a light blue tear or splash to give it verve. This is the Maki style. A year later in 1971 Maki produced a Big Red, the same character shown here was done as a Red kanji in striking image...
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A young American foreign student was passing through Japan in 1964 and bought this wonderful early saito. He has kept it stored away for all these years. He has asked me to help sell it, which I am pleased to do. is It is, 11 1/4” x 17.” Next is Summer Good condition. Many Americans got their first taste of modern Japanese prints by buying Saito. Saito did images for a few UN Greeting cards. This print is signed and chopped by Saito. this print is in the US If shipped to a US addr...