Takeda dolls are modeled after the characters from 17th to 19th century Japanese theater. They are known for exaggerated postures and often with a vivid facial expression of the Kabuki actors or Jyoruri puppets on stage from the period.
This doll is holding up a "takafuda" bulletin board in one hand and a brush in the other. "takafuda" was an official bulletin board for Tokugawa government (1603-1868) to announce any regulations, or changes etc.
Little was known about Takeda do...
Japanese traditional folk doll dressed in such characteristic textile with embroidery, representing the poses of Edo period's popular Kabuki actor playing the famous scene. Late Edo period, 19th century. H 32 x 15 x 26cm (12.59 x 5.90 x 10.23in).
Slight discoloring due to aging as is.
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Nobori banners, carps, warrior's Yoroi and Kabuto helmets, samurai dolls and swords were all a part of the display used for Boy's Day (renamed Children's Day) on May 5th in Japan. They reflect the parents' wish to inspire their sons in manliness, discipline, bravery and the honor codes which are associated with them.
Originally, nobori were used on the battlefield to identify the troops; some were to show the warriors where their taisho (general) was, others were used to shift the troops. ...
Beautiful Japanese Daki Ningyo standing at the unusual height of
26 inches (66 cm), making him a very rare and striking figure of the merchant class. He is wearing an Inro with a pair of Kokishiki dolls inside. It is most uncommon to
see this type of Ningyô outside of Japan, for they are highly prized by the
Japanese. A widely held theory has it that these dolls were commissioned by
patrons of Geisha as presentation gifts. This one is outstanding in every
way. It has a wonderfully expressi...
Exquisite set of Japanese Dairi bina (hina), the emperor and the empress dolls from early to mid Showa period. This is not a large set of dolls. The measurements of the wood box are 17” wide x 12 3/4” tall x 13 1/2” deep. We should add the approximate sizes of dolls. The label indicates that they are from Matsuzaka-ya, a major department store. Matsuzaka-ya started as a kimono store in late 16th century, pre Edo period. The beautiful details are packed in the small dolls - photos could n...
A wild boar kōgo by famous Kyoto potter Imai Masayuki 今井政之 (b. 1930). Decoration is a stylized version of the ancient Chinese character for wild boar. Masayuki used his famous inlaid colored clay technique in producing this piece. Imai Masayuki and the late Miyashita Zenji are considered the two masters of the colored clay technique in Japan.
Title: Inlaid Zodiac Wild Boar Incense Container (Zōgan kanshi i kōgo 象嵌干支亥香盒)
Colored and inlaid stoneware, 3.8 cm high and...
Modern, large roundish bamboo flower basket Hanakago
Material: Madake bamboo, rattan, lacquer.
It comes with the original lacquered bamboo water receptacle Otoshi. Artist’s inscription to bottom: CHIKUHOUSAI.
H 27 x D 29 cm. Perfect condition.
**** Okasaki Chikuhousai was born in Beppu in 1933; Kyushu.
Studied under his father Chikuhosai I.
In 1953, he was selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition.
Since 1975, he has exhibited at the Seibu Kogei Exhibition, winning a...
Irregularly shaped cylindrical chaire. Tea caddy used in the tea ceremony during the colder months. Dark brown or black glaze with one thick splash of yellow and green glaze. Footring. Raku style. Japan, 17th/18th century.
H 3¾ inches
Firing crack at lip, several old gold lacquer repairs at lip and foot and bottom, all in all fine condition
This probably was a drinking cup (mukozuke) originally and was converted into a tea caddy at some point.
Provenance: Private collection of c...
As a type of traditional Japanese folk toy called 'Ohajiki' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohajiki),
this is 'Hakata ohajiki' made of clay produced by the craftsman of 'Hakata doll' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakata_doll), as a lucky charm with suggestive meaning as "Flicking the disaster out".
Total 24 pieces. Showa period, 20th century, Fukuoka, Japan. Large: 4.5 x 4.5cm (1.77 x 1.77in), Small: 2 x 2cm (0.78 x 0.78in)
The Size of Koro: 9 13/16" High, Drum size 3 3/4" Wide. This is very rare and handsome Japanese Iroe Bizen Kankodori(cockerel) Koro. During Edo period, Late Edo, 18 th to 19th Century. Bizen Clan was making this type Koro for High class Samurai and rich merchants. Koro was made with bisque body and later they were painted with Iroe (color pigments). This style Koro, a cockerel on the top of Drum is called, "Kankodori Koro". Kanko is drum used for getting the attention for the government by beati...
Antique Japanese silver kanzashi, the upper design part is gold plated with finely engraved three oak leaves. *This was one of the most popular crests among the warrior samurai class particularily among close devotees of Shinto. Top quality hand cut metal work. Circa (we think) Meiji period (1868-1912). 6 3/4" long and 1 3/8" in width.
*The Elements of Japanese Desgn by John W. Dower
The painting depicted court musicians playing divine music called Bugaku. Bugaku is a Japanese court music accompanied by dancing. Here one of the players plays shen (a bamboo instrument first produced in China in 7th century) and the other one sounds a massive drum with mitsudomoe crest (three comma-shaped figures in a circle). Bugaku carries a ritualistic implication and is usually played at the start before dance performance begins. Bugaku purifies the stage. Painted with ink and pigments. Si...
Additional Photos for Japanese Screen, 1750's
Each Fan painting size, 21 5/8" Long(55 cm).
1. Kuge servant carrying princess on his back trying to cross the water.
2. Three Sparrows and Bamboo.
3. Six Chinese Boys paying around at the study table, parent observing.
4. Tiger and Dog glaring each other.
5. Pretty Japanese Kikyo, Bellflower and other flowers.
6. Sumie Landscape, ...
A stunning pair of sake cups depicting monkeys by the famous Kutani potter Matsumoto Saiichi 松本佐一 (b. 1930), using his signature technique, porcelain with underglaze gold leaf.
Title: Sake Cups (sakazuki 坏)
Medium: porcelain with underglaze gold leaf and overglaze enamel
Size: Wider: 3.2 x 8.5 cm and Taller: 5.9 x 5.4 cm
Signature in enamel on the bottom of both pieces: Saiichi (佐一)
Date: Heisei Period, 2003 for 2004
Condition: no flaws: no cracks or r...
The warrior’s armor and helmet, samurai sword, spears, banners and paper carps (later cloth) in the sky are all tools used to showcase boy’s day in Japan. This tradition
started early Edo period (1603-1868) by samurai families wishing their son’s good health and studies to be honorable samurai.
This set is made in Kyoto, Japan and is called “Kyo-armor”. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for over 1000 years. The culture there was developed to serve the best for the emperor...
Japanese antique nobori banner, hand painted on cotton, a tiger in bamboo grove. The style of the painting is derived from ancient Korean paintings of tigers. It is a style that became popular in Japan from the 16th century and you will see many screens and scrolls of tigers painted in this manner. The popularity of these paintings in this style continued throughout the Edo period(1608-1868) and into the Meiji era. The quality of the artwork tells us that this nobori is likely to have been done ...
CARTIER ROADSTER Stainless Steel Black Dial Box/Papers. Full length bracelet; will fit up to a 9 ich wrist size. Mid-1990s, comes complete with the Red Presentation Box, and two (2) additional Cartier Deployment leather straps in natural and black colors ($500 additional value). THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET, BITCOIN, BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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Superb condition. ROLEX Oyster Perpetual DATE Ref.1680 Dial "Redliner" 1971. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET, BITCOIN, BONDS. BUY HARD ASSETS, SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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