All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1970 item #1283141
Katazome Monshi (woodblock print on Japanese paper) with mingei (folk art) motifs. It was first created by Serizawa Keisuke (1927~1984) who was a textile dyeing artist and a Living National Treasure. He was inspired by Okinawan Bingata, stencil-dyeing so much that he first created stencil-dyeing paper print in 1935. He was also involved in Japanese Folk Art Movement. The designs of these prints originated from his design and probably made by his successor such as Okamura Kichiemon, Kojima...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1283116 (stock #J312)
Wooden tray with hand-carved Arabesque design. In excellent condition. 20th century. Diameter:30cm Height:2.6cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1281645 (stock #11123)
Cape made of cotton kasuri on one side and cotton stripe on the other which are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed. It is called "maru-gappa" or "hiki-mawashi". It was worn on the occasion of travel. The word "kappa" came from Portuguese "capa". The Portuguese first came to Japan ca. 17th century. The piping is made of handwoven hemp. Generally in good condition but kasuri side has a mending patch and a hole. The stripe side has wear and several holes. Late Edo period, the first half of th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1281012 (stock #J311)
Wooden candle with a copper hook and candle plate holder with an owner's name. In good condition but has some dirt and the jointing part of the candle holder and the wood is a bit loose. 19th century. L:59cm W of the top:5.5cm W of the bottom:7.5cm Thickness:1cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1280771 (stock #J310)
Handmade bamboo basket which has urushi or kakishibu (persimmon juice) coated paper lining. Generally in good condition but has some minor cuts and some tiny chips in the lining. 19th century. Diameter:31cm Height:7cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1280770 (stock #11117)
Large nobori, vertical banner post on the Tango-no-sekku (the Boy's Festival ) on May 5th which is for wishing each boy in the family grow up healthy and strong. This one has a motif of old tale "Ushiwaka-maru and Benkei". Benkei used to be a Buddhist soldier but was ousted from the temple because he was very rowdy. He decided to rob and collect 1000 swords from people. One day he encountered Ushiwaka-maru on the Gojo Big Bridge in Kyoto and assaulted him to rob the last sword, but he lost. He b...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1280104 (stock #11116)
Handmade Japanese paper with shibori (tie-dyeing) pattern which has soft texture. The handmade Japanese paper was designated as the UNESCO intangible world heritage in 2014. It is generally made of bast fibers of "kozo" or "mitsumata" tree. It is soft but very strong. Dyed with natural brown color. In good condition but a bit of the color faded part from aging. 20th century. 92cm x 57cm 4 sheets available
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1280017 (stock #11114)
Large furoshiki (wrapping cloth) made of handwoven thick asa (hemp) and dyed with natural indigo. It has the owner's name and a crest hand-drawn with tsutsugaki technique. It has two mending patches and wear. Meiji period (1868~1912) 130cm x 120cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1279133 (stock #11110)
Rare item from Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. Two pieces of cotton cloth which is hand-spun and natural indigo dyed. Feather is spun together with wefts (said to be swan's) which looks like white kasuri cloth. Probably two pieces were sleeves of a kimono. 20th century. 36cm x 94cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1277431 (stock #11106)
Girl's summer kimono made of asa (hemp) with kasuri pattern which is called "akaso kasuri" and it has not been woven these days. Generally in good condition, however it has some stains, dirty line in the shoulders and sleeves, and also some stains. Also, some of the brown kasuri parts are weak as the dye contains iron. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 128cm x 135cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1277234 (stock #11095)
Mae-kake (apron) made of indigo dyed cotton cloth with sashiko (quilting). It has two layers of cloth which look machine-woven and the sashiko thread is white cotton. The belts are made of hand-spun cotton. In excellent condition except for some indigo bleeding in the belts. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 55cm x 53cm
Silk brocade cloth woven with supplementary wefts on dark blue twill ground. It might be a cloth for a stage costume such as hakama (pants) worn at Noh drama or Kyogen. In excellent condition. 41.5cm x 3m16cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1273836 (stock #J307)
Lantern made of wood frame and bottom coated with urushi, bamboo handle and paper. It is used for tea ceremony held at night. In excellent condition except for some stains in the paper. 20th century. 26.5cm x 26.5 x 29cm (35cm with handle) With original carton box.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1273188 (stock #11091)
Furoshiki (wrapping cloth) made of hand-spun cotton with "Takara-zukushi" motif. It is a auspicious one which has many kinds of treasures such as treasure ball, a mallet, gold coins, a cape, deer horns, and treasure bag and a crest. In excellent condition except for a few tiny rips (2mm~1cm) in the middle part. It has katazome belt of cloth in the back. 19th century. 83.5cm x 95.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1273179 (stock #J302)
Small suzura, a container box which is hand-woven of willow strips. It has rims probably made of animal skin coated with urushi. In good condition except for a minor break. 19th century. 45cm x 21cm x 14cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1266585 (stock #11079)
Hanten with the shop's logotype. It is written "futomono-sho" in the front lapel meaning a shop for cotton or hemp textiles. A shop for silk textiles is called "gofuku-sho". It is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. In excellent condition and looks almost new. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 124cm x 79cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1266244 (stock #11070)
Dochu-gi (coat) made of kudzu-fu (kudzu is "devil's tongue in English), which is handwoven of kudzu fibers for wefts and cotton threads for warps. Kudzu-fu was mostly produced in Kakegawa in Shizuoka prefecture in late Edo period. Dochu-gi is a coat for outdoor or travel. It has a black wool collar and buttons made of silk cords in almost perfect shape which are usually damaged. In excellent condition except for a tiny moth hole in the wool collar and the black piping has wear. Late Edo or earl...
Meisen kimono with geometric pattern which is weft kasuri. Meisen is a plain weave silk cloth whose patterns are such as checks, stripes, weft kasuri, warp kasuri and double kasuri. The word kasuri means ikat. Meisen is woven of second grade silk threads so that it was worn as a daily kimono. They have bold and modern designs comparing with formal kimonos. In excellent condition. The lining is cotton. Early Showa period,1930s. 122cm x 141cm