All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1340800 (stock #12470)
Woman's silk crepe kimono with geometric katazome (stencil-resist dyeing) pattern. It has black silk crepe ground with yellow pattern with silver pigment on the dots. In excellent condition but the lining has some starch stains. Mid 20th century. Yuki (center back to wrist):65cm, Length:153cm, Mihaba (width of body):62cm, length of sleeve:55.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1365319 (stock #12670)
Unlined summer formal kimono made of silk crepe. It has beautiful sailboats, waves (Seigai-ha) and pine trees motif. In excellent condition except the ground black has slightly faded, a small stain (third photo) and the gold thread came off (fifth photo). The first half of the 20th century. 126cm x 153cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1374885 (stock #12821)
Fragment of Edo kosode kimono whose sleeve openings (wrist parts) are small comparing with Osode. Kosode kimono was widely worn in Edo period and the style is adopted by modern kimono. The ground cloth is benibana (safflower) dyed figured silk that was very luxurious. Also, it has beautiful embroideries such as wisteria, wheels of court cow carriage, peony and so on. The dye techniques are: katazome (stencil-resist-dye) and shibori (tye-dye). Late Edo period (18th to mid 19th century) It is frag...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1382045 (stock #12936)
Silk meisen tanmono (a bolt of kimono fabric) for making a kimono. It is Heiyo kasuri (double kasuri) and warps as well as wefts kasuri threads are stencil-resit dyed. In good condition but the ground color of one side became a bit yellowish from long time storage. Mid 20th century. 36cm x 9m44cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1397850 (stock #13092)
Silk unlined kimono with geometric wave pattern which is one version of "Seigaiha" The dye technique is katazome (stencil-resist-dye). In excellent condition except for some whitish stains. 1030s to 40s. 126cm x 143cm
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 : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1110992 (stock #10523)
This is a dochugi made of kudzu fiber for wefts and cotton threads for warps, which is worn outdoor over kimono. Kudzu textile was mainly made in Kakegawa, in Shizuoka prefecture. The latter half of the 19th century. In good condition except for a rip in one side and small moth holes and wear. 138cm x 106cm
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #622872 (stock #J047)
These are rather casual urushi wooden plates compared with fancy gold-lacquered ones. In nicely simple shape. In excellent condition, however not as smooth and shiny as fancy lacquer wares. Meiji era. Diameter 16cm 6" Height 1.7cm 1"
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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1126872 (stock #10577)
This is a nobori (vertical banner) which was post on the Tango-no-sekku (the Boy's Festival ) on May 5th which is for expressing the hope that each boy in the family will grow up healthy and strong. The iris leaves are put in the bath on the day as their flagrance is believed to drive away bad air. The banner has motifs of stream and iris which are katazome stencil-dyeing ). It is made of hand-spun cotton. In good condition except for some stains. The former half of the 20th century. 34cm x 3m7...