All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1413058 (stock #J555)
A container for gun powder used by samurai. It is in shape of hyotan, but made of wood and painted with urushi. The netsuke in the shape of mokugyo (temple block) with delicate carving. 19th century. In good condition. H:14cm Diameter:8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1413515 (stock #J558)
Sake (or water) container made of hyotan painted with kakishibu (persimmon juice) many times. It has hand-bladed silk cord for decoration and carrying. In excellent condition except for a bit of wear in the tassels. Late 19th to early 20th century. L:44cm Diameter:8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1413518 (stock #J559)
A wooblock print book whose pictures were originally by Ando Hiroshige (or another name Utagawa Hiroshige) who was a prominant and well known ukiyoe-shi (1797~1858). This book was edited in Ansei 2nd (1855). In good condition but has some patina from aging. 11.5cm x 18cm x 0.5mm 38 pages
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1414122 (stock #13243)
Pilgrim's hanten made of thin white cotton with many stamps of the sacred sites that are called "Shodo-shima Hachiju-Hachi-kasho Reijo (Shodo Island 88 holy places) located in Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku. The pilgrimage route was opened in late 17th century. The head band has stamps from Omine-san (Mt.Omine) in Nara prefecture. No sign of a place in the belly band. In good condition but has a few stains. The first half of the 20th century. Hanten:120cm x 64cm, Head Band:30cm x 92cm, Belly Band:...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1418479 (stock #13265)
Juban (under kimono) made of three kinds of silk cloth. One is silk crepe with yamamayu (wild silk) stripes and the other is silk crepe with stripes. The third one is tsumugi (pongee silk) with katazome komon (stencil-resist-dye small pattern). All natural dyed. Yamamayu (wild silk) is rare and precious comparing with cultured silk. It is hardly dyed, so that it stands out shiny when woven together with silk crepe. It is sewn with very fine choma (ramie) thread so that it is rather old. The lini...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1980 item #1420734 (stock #J573)
Miniature set of koi-nobori (carp streamer) which is put up on the Boy's Festival (or Child's Day on May 5). It is often decorated with miniature yoroi-kabuto (armors) or samurai dolls. Carp is a symbol of strength and success. 1970s. Two banners and outer cloth of two carp are synthetic. In good condition except for a small tip in the one of spears and one of tiny screw for wheels (yaguruma) is lost. It comes with original carton box. Highest: 1m7cm, Blue carp L:25cm Red carp L:15cm Black woo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1357483 (stock #12597)
7 pieces of "saiho hinagata" which are miniature sewing samples. They were made by girl students at sewing schools from early Meiji (ca 1880) to early Showa (ca 1930s). Mostly the scale is one third of a real measurement for efficient learning. Four hakama(pants) including child's one, two kimono, one haori (jacket). All hand-sewn and in excellent condition. The measurement of haori: 43.5cm x 35.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1133775 (stock #J202)
These are two wooden miniature Fudos ( Cetaka ) who is the incarnate of Dainichi Nyorai, the highest ranking Buddha. It is said that he can change evil minds of demons and make them good. He has an expression of rage, holding a sword in the right hand, the kensaku ( originally a trap for birds or small animals ) in the left hand ( Both are lost of these Fudos ). One is standing on a rock, but this wooden one is not an original. Right-H: 12cm W: 7.5cm Left-H: 10.5cm W: 4.2cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1209572 (stock #10853)
Unlined woman's summer kimono with whirlpool pattern. The pattern is stencil-dyeing on kinu-chijimi (silk crēpe) ground. Generally in good condition but has some yellowish parts in the back (not very noticeable). Mid 20th century. 162cm x 142cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1379403 (stock #12900)
4 pieces of meisen kimono cloth which are "toki-mono" that means unsewn and washed cloth. It has double ikat colorful spiral pattern. In good condition but each has some light stains and rips. Two long pieces for body and each has 9cm cut of the neck part in the middle. 36cm x 2m68cm Two pieces for sleeves. Each has some stains and rips in the top sleeve. 36cm x 170cm Mid 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1399248 (stock #J526)
Urushi fubako (papetrie) made of wood and black urushi painted. It has gold Kuyo-mon which is a noted crest of samurai families. Generally in good condition but has some tiny chips urushi came off. 19th century. L:26cm W:8.5cm H:7cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1401279 (stock #13125)
Long cloth with shibori which is worn by a woman when she worked in the fields to protect skin from sunburn or bug bites, which covers a head with only an opening for eyes. It was mainly used in the southern part of Tohoku district. It is made of cotton and dyed with vegetable indigo. The fronthead part has double cloth. In good condition but the white stitches have some ravels and a few small holes. The first half of the 20th century. 34.5cm x 170cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #698201 (stock #7393)
This is a futon cover on which fundo ( weight ) and owner's name inside are stencil-resist dyed with natural indigo. In excellent condition. Late Meiji or Taisho era ( ca. 1900s .) 133cm x 152cm 52.4"x59.8"
This is a contemporary Bizen flower vase by Yamashita Joji ( 1947~ ) who is a member of Japan Art Crafts Association ( Nihon Kogeikai ) and won many prizes. In excellent condition with an original box. Height 25cm 10" Diameter 24cm 9.4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #984011 (stock #10122)
This is a piece of noh drama costume which is called "Choken". Choken is made of silk gauze or weft silk gauze with woven designs with gold and colored threads. It is worn by a dancer or noble man in the noh stage. This choken has woven design of Hagi ( Japanese clover ) and Nadeshiko ( Dianthus ) with gold threads. In excellent condition. 20th century. 40cm x 160cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #991844 (stock #10142)
This is a cloth for an obi ( sash ) made of silk gold brocade. It has 60% of pattern of the cloth ( roku-tsū obi ) and 40% is plain, without pattern. The ground is beautiful gold color and the karakusa pattern is woven of gold threads and colorful ones. The 6th and 7th photos are backside. In excellent condition. Mid 20th century. 34.7cm x 4m76cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1950 item #1104462 (stock #J172)
This is a four panel byobu ( folding screen ) with ink-paintings of nature on washi ( Japanese paper ). It has the artist's rakkan ( stamps ), but it is unable to identify. In good condition, but has some patina, a few rips and stains. Early to mid 20th century. Size of one panel:40.5cm x 51cm
Pillow made of cow skin with embossed pattern which is called "Kin-kara-kawa" in Japan. It is thin leather with gold or silver patterns which was introduced from Europe during the Edo period. It is not clear this one is from Europe or made in Japan. Probably 19th century. In good condition but the colors are faded and has some holes. Diameter: 14cm L: 22.5cm