All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1930 item #1411528
1st edition Japanese woodblock print by Natori Shunsen (1886-1960) depicting the actor Nakamura Ganjiro in the role of Sakata Tojuro from the series "Creative Prints, Collection of Portraits by Shunsen" (1925-1931). This image was known to have been published by Watanabe in 1925 in an edition limited to 150 impressions. The black recangular "Watanabe-ko" seal is at the right side and the red ovoid "Natori" approval seal is at the lower left...
“Rain at Horyuji Temple, Nara” by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) dated 1938. The black ink signature and red seal of the artist are at the lower right. The title and date are printed in the lower right margin. The offset seals of the publisher Doi Hangaten, printer Yokoi and carver Harada are in the left margin, indicating this edition was published between 1950 and 1963. The Doi publisher’s watermark is at the upper left...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1411356 (stock #13205)
Haruko Watanabe
$450.00
Silk kimono worn on the stage of Kyogen which is a traditional short comedic drama. It is often performed with Noh drama. The kimono is made of thin plain silk with katazome lattice pattern and brush dye for green parts. The lining is pongee silk. The dye is all vegetable and sumi. Kataginu and hakama (kamishimo) is worn over this kimono on the Kyogen stage. In excellent condition. 20th century. 142cm x 134cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1411105
Helen M Edwards
$570.00
Height: 16 cm (6.4 in)
Width: 14.2 cm (5.8 in)
Weight: 1.5 kg

Japanese bronze lidded koro showing a Koi fish swimming amongst aquatic plants; signed; good condition
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1410981 (stock #13197)
Cotton flag or banner with katazome (stencil-resist-dye) bee motif. The usage is not clear. In good condition but has some light stains. The first half of the 20th century. 86cm x 112cm
Netsuke of standing Jurojin holding a turtle on his hand. Jurojin is one of 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of longevity, and the turtle - one of his usual companions - is also associated with longevity. The netsuke is essentially a wish for long life. Very nicely carved, great level of detail and perfectly captured facial expression, expert staining. Signed SEIGYOKU on the back - for a discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 226. Height 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1410602 (stock #05201)
t a t a m i
$230.00


WOODEN MOLD FOR BASEBALL CAP

Quite a rare vintage Japanese artisan's tool. Showa period, early 20th century. Simple and unique form with aesthetic texture. approx...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1410578 (stock #05200)
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$280.00


MEDETAI KASHIGATA

Large aluminum 'Kashigata' (Japanese confectionery mold) with such beautiful and dynamic carving of sea bream made for special use of happy event (because the Japanese word "Medetai" (Auspicious) has the homophone of "Tai" (Sea bream) as traditional wordplay). Showa period, 20th century. approx...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1410527 (stock #1518)
Dragon's Pearl
$800.00
A very fine and beautiful, square, black lacquer tray for an incense burner (korobon) to be used in the tea ceremony. Decorated on top with a light, reddish-orange design to emulate a hazy moon among clouds. On four legs and with delicate brass fittings at the corners. Signed kiri-box with the artist's name HYOETU and dating, Showa 3rd year (1928). H 2,5 cm, 25,7 cm square. Condition: Excellent
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #1410322 (stock #1515)
Dragon's Pearl
$800.00
A tall, cylindrical shape bronze vase by Nakajima Yasumi II (1905-1986). Patinated dark reddish - brown bronze. Vase ornamented with horizontal bands raised in relief and flaring out at the waist and sloping inward to the shoulder. Wood box inscribed on the outside of the lid and signed and sealed on the inside. Vase signed at the bottom: Yasumi. H. 28.5 cm. Showa period. *** Nakajima Yasumi II (1905-1986) was a very well known Osaka bronze artist who's real name is Nakajima Mitsuo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1410168 (stock #3A22)
Japanese "Kutani" Porcelain Dish, or Saucer, 4 3/4" diameter, 1" high, over glazed red and gold Mythetical Animals in 3 Cartouches, all highlighted in gold, 3 Red overglazed Fish under water between Coral and Seaweeds forest, surrounded with underglaze blue diaper design border, Peony tree flower branch in the center, red "Kutani" mark on the bottom in the center and Underglaze blue foliage design. the condition is good.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1410070
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Wealth & Happiness". The full narrative is "Wealth & Happiness come to Those Who Don't Deserve Them". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style.
Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1410069
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Fish of Fortune". The full narrative is "Don't Let Go of the Fish of Fortune". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style. Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society. Print is signed and numbered 41/100 Date: 1976

Dimensions: 26" X 8.25"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1410068 (stock #1510)
Dragon's Pearl
$300.00
An very pretty, oblong Iga vase for tokonoma presentation with compressed body and a long, trumpet-shaped neck. Two small ears on the side. Partly covered (upper part) with a running, olive-green glaze. Signed. Artist unidentified (see photo). Ca. 1980. H 23.5 cm. Condition: Perfect.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1410045
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Hurry to Study". The full narrative is "Hurry to Study wih Age the Spirit Slows". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style. Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society. Print is signed and numbered 12/100 Date: 1976

Dimensions: 25.75" X 9"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1410044
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Negligance". The full narrative is "Fight the Enemy, Negligance". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style. Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society. The print is signed and numbered 23/100. Date: 1976

Dimensions: 25.75" X 8.25"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1410043
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Bigger Fool". The full narrative is "The Bigger Fool is a Fool Who Hires a Fool". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style. Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society. The print is signed and numbered 37/100 Date: 1976

Dimensions: 24.5" tall X 9" wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1410042
A woodblock print by the artist Karhu. The print is labeled "Avoiding Stepping". The full narrative is "As You Would Avoid Stepping In Shit, Ignore Fools". Clifton Karhu became one of the most successful contemporary Western artists working in Japanese woodblock style. Karhu lived permanently in Kyoto, Japan, where he was the head of the Kyoto branch of the renowned Japan Print Society. Print is signed and numbered 17/100 Date: 1976

Dimensions: 26" X 9.25"