All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #628115 (stock #7277)
Ikat (kasuri) double checkers pattern futon cover, hand woven cotton dyed with natural indigo. It has several mending patches(two of 3x5cm and two of 3x3cm) but in good condition as a whole. Meiji era( 1868~1912 ). 130cm x 220cm 4.3ft x 7.2ft
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #628968 (stock #J051)
Gorgeous gold raised lacquerwork (taka-makie) wan with rare pattern of cocoons, moth and mulberry leaves. Both a lid and a bowl are amazingly thin. This wan shows an prominent craftsmanship in Meiji when makie technique was full bloomed. Meiji era (1986~1912). In excellent condition. Diameter 13cm 5.1" Height 7.5cm 2.9"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #630039 (stock #J012)
Makie wan with classical patterns of flying cranes and pine trees. This makie is delicately and beautifully hand painted with gold urushi. Late Edo or Meiji era (ca. 1850s~1900s). In excellent condition. Diameter 12.5cm 4.9" Height 8.5cm 3.3"
This is a hard cover 300 page book about fukusa-Japanese gift covers written by Takemura Akihiko, published by Iwasaki Bijutsu-sha in 1991. It has full color pictures of about 100 fukusa made in Edo and Meiji era and its history, usage, Japanese culture relating to it and so on. Mostly written in English. A4 size (8.5"x11.2") 1.2" thickness. Shipping to U.S. by EMS $38.00
This is a wooden large size kanban (shop sign) of "ryo-gae-ya". Ryo-gae means "exchange" and ryo-gae-ya did banking business, too. Same kanji letters "ryo-gae" are engraved in both sides. It is in the shape of weight. It has many dents, chips and mending with lacquer. ca. mid or late 19th C. 53cm x 58cm 21.0"x22.8" 5.5cm 2.2" thick
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"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #739355 (stock #J092)
This is an imari ( ko-imari ) white glazed jar. It goes well with flowers in any color as it has white glaze. In good condition, except for a hair line in the glaze. Mid Edo era ( ca. 18th C ). Height 20cm 7.9" Diameter of the top 4cm 1.6" Diameter of the body 11cm 4.3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #770583 (stock #8549)
This is a beautiful silk hagi-isho juban ( under kimono ) which is made of Edo chirimen ( silk crepe ), wild silk and plain silk. The techniques are tie-dyeing, hand painting and stencil-resist-dyeing. The purple and red parts are woven of wild silk. All the cloths are dyed with natural colors such as natural indigo, safflower and so on. This juban is a good example of prominent techniques of weaving and dyeing in Edo era. It has a cotton lining...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #774603 (stock #J099)
This is an iron candle stand with beautiful rust. The jointing part of the platform and the pole is a bit loose, however no problem for use. The pole used to be extensible but it does not work now. In good condition as a whole. Late Edo era ( early or mid 19th C. Height 56cm 22inch Length of the base 27.5cm 10inch4/5 Diameter of the platform 18cm 7inch Diameter of the top 10cm 4inch
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #776212 (stock #8553)
This is a hai-isho made of silk crepe and plain silk. The techniques are shibori ( tie-dyeing ), katazome ( stencil-resist-dyeing ). It has an elaborate komon cloth for which very finely cut stencil paper is used. It is all dyed with natural colors such as natural indigo, safflower and so on. It has many moth holes and rifts. Ca. mid 19th C. 124cm x 136cm 49inch x 53inch1/2
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #782967 (stock #8575)
This is an Omi-kasuri child's summer kimono. Omi-kasuri is a fabric woven of hemp and produced in Omi region in Shiga prefecture near kyoto. It is hand woven kasuri ( warp and weft ) and dyed with natural indigo. In excellent condition except for a few stains in the front body and a small hole and rifts in the neck. Meiji era ( 1868~1912 ). 82cm x 104cm 32inch x 41inch
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #823326 (stock #8676)
This is a hakama ( pants ) which is hand woven of kudzu fibers for wefts and cotton threads for warps. Kudzu-fu was mostly produced in Kakegawa in Shizuoka prefecture in late Edo. This kudzu-fu hakama was worn in summer. In good condition except for several holes ( 1cm x 1cm ~ 0.5mm x 0.5mm ). Length 82cm. Late Edo or early Meiji period ( mid or late 19th C ).
This is a set of Koimari "choko" or "choku" which were originally used for containing food. Beautiful iris designs are hand-painted. Two of them have cracks inside near the bottoms, however one is only in the graze and the other is sealed. Water never oozes through either of them. Mid to late Edo period ( mid 18th to mid 19th C ). Diameter 5cm 2" Height 6.3cm 2"1/2
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This is a set of koimari hakuji ( white glaze ) small plates in pretty flower design. In excellent condition. Late edo period ( 18th to mid 19th C ). Diameter 10.5cm 4" Depth 3cm 1"1/5
This is a set of koimari small choku or choko which were originally made for containing food. Elaborate mijin karakusa pattern is hand-painted. All the pieces are in excellent condition. Late Edo period. Diameter 4.7cm 1.9" Height 4.7" 1.9"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #844731 (stock #8718)
This is a dochu-gi ( coat ) made of kudzu-fu ( gross cloth ) which is hand woven of kudzu fibers for wefts and cotton threads for warps. Kudzu-fu was mostly produced in Kakegawa in Shizuoka prefecture in late Edo. Dochu-gi is a coat for outdoor or travel and kudzu-fu one was worn in summer. This dochugi is black and dyed with Japanese ink. In good condition except for a moth holes in the black wool collar and some in the body part. Late Edo or early Meiji period ( ca. mid to late 19th C )...
This is a large wooden container with a lid for sweets with beautiful mikie which is hand painted with gold urushi ( Japanese lacquer ) and whose motifs are autumn plants. In good condition except for a dent on the lid. Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ). Diameter of bowl 25cm 9.8" Height with lid 12cm 4.7"
This is a basket woven of thin cane strips. In good condition except for cane strips being loose around the handles. It has silk cloth attached inside. Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) Size of the bottom: 13cm x 30cm 5.1" x 11.8" Height 6.9"