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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1193871 (stock #10806)
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This is a han-bakama worn at the Kyogen which is the comical play performed together with the no drama but it is sometimes performed alone. This han-bakama is made of asa ( hemp ) with various round crests which is called "Kyogen-mon" and mostly they symbolize treasures. Generally in good condition except for some small moth holes in the back. 20th century. L:85cm W:56cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1193424 (stock #10801)
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This is a han-juban ( short under kimono ) made of hand-spun cotton and has itajime ( board-clamped ) pattern. Itajime shibori had been practiced in Kyoto from late Edo period ( the former half of the 19th century ) to early Showa period ( 1920s ), so it is called Kyo-Itajime. However, it has mostly diminished these days. This han-juban has a cotton lining and floss silk for warmth. The both sleeves are made of silk crepe. In good condition except for the dirt in the white cotton collar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1187127 (stock #10782)
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This is an "ase-hajiki" made of hand-spun soft cotton which was worn under kimono or hanten as a sweat-absorbent in summer, mainly in Tohoku district. The warps are crossed (mojiri-ori in Japanese). In good condition except for blackish stains near neck inside. The latter half of the 19th century. 50cm x 67cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1910 item #1182924 (stock #J233)
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This is a bamboo flower basket handwoven of bamboo strips. It has water container made of bamboo lined with copper to prevent from water leak. Meiji period (1868~1912) In good condition except for a cut and some loose bamboo strips. H:43cm Diameter:28cm Diameter of the top:16cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1182355 (stock #10761)
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This is a mihon-cho (sample book) of kinran (gold brocade), ginran(silver brocade), tsuzure (tapestry weave) etc. Most of the fragments were imported from China in early 16th century called "naka-watari. A few fragments were imported from Chosen (Korea). In old days, imported silk brocades were so precious that only high ranking samurai, Buddhist priests and rich civilian could afford...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1180046 (stock #10753)
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This is a samurai's hanten ( jacket ) and maetate ( apron ) which are worn in case of fire. It is made of handwoven asa ( hemp ) cloth. In good condition except for some tiny moth holes in the back. Edo period ( 18th or the former half of the 19th century ). 118.5cm x 79cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1169556 (stock #J222)
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This is an urushi ohira-wan with makie shell motif. Ohira-wan is a bowl for cooked food. Generally in good condition except for several flaws ( two in the shell, two on the rim inside of the lid and one near the rim outside of the lid ). It comes with an original wooden box. ( Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1162084 (stock #10697)
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This is a large size cover ( probably for a chest ) or a banner with the names of the owner and the town which are drawn with tsutsugaki technique. It is made of thick hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. In excellent condition. The late 19th or early 20th century. 220cm x 186cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1156003 (stock #J218)
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These are five koimari plates with an anchor and waves motif. In excellent condition, with no chip, crack or hairline. The latter half of the 19th century. L:18.2cm W:10.5cm H:3.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1153927 (stock #J216)
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This is a wooden sculpture of Daikoku-sama or Daikokuten, one of the seven Japanese gods who bring luck. He is standing on the straw rice bags, holding a lucky hammer in one hand and a big sack on the shoulder. He is the god of agriculture or fertility. 18 or 19th century. In good condition. Height:13.5cm Base:5.7cm x 6.2cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1151617 (stock #10668)
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This is a yogi, a kind of futon shape of kimono. The outside cloth is asa (hemp) and the lining is cotton katazome ( stencil-dye ) and asa cloth. All the cloth are hand-woven and vegetable dyed. It is stuffed with "okuso" which is hemp wastes produced in making of hemp threads. In cold regions such as Tohoku, cotton was very precious as it could not grow so that "okuso" was stuffed instead of cotton. It is very heavy. In good condition except for a few small holes and some mending patches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1148214 (stock #10652)
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This is a juban ( under kimono ) made of a few kinds of silk, one is pongee silk with beni itajime shibori ( board-clamped dyeing with safflower ). The silk crepe and the pongee silk with katazome are used for the collar and the hem. In good condition except for the moth bites in the hem which has thick cotton lining. The both sleeves are lost. The last photo shows how to dye beni itajime-zome in old days. The latter half of the 19th century. 62cm x 145cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1146149
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This is a pair of lions which are stone carved. In excellent condition. H:9cm, L:9.5cm, W:3.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1133775 (stock #J202)
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1133772 (stock #J203)
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$160.00
This is a wooden miniature Buddha. It is made of one piece of wood except for the upper head part. It used to be gilt Buddha, but most of it is peeled off. There is some parts the gilt is slightly left ( look at the fifth photo ). Except for that, in good condition. H:17cm W: 4.7cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1125753 (stock #10572)
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$330.00
This is a sodenashi ( sleeveless ) han-juban ( under kimono ) made of hand-spun cotton with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) and dyed with natural indigo. The jishiro ( white ground ) katazome is left fewer than indigo ground one. The latter half of the 19th century. In good condition except for two small holes in front ( 2cm x 2cm, 8mm x 8mm ), one in the back ( 1cm x 1cm ) and two minor cuts. 40.5cm x 54cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1124906 (stock #J194)
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This is a byobu ( folding screen ) with ink-painted motifs of many kinds of town vendors such as tea, dumplings, butterflies, Japanese wine, umbrellas, lanterns, drums, candies and so on. It has 18 paintings pasted on the paper ground. It has minor rips or damages, however in good condition as a whole. 19th century or early 20th century. Measurement of one panel: W:45cm H:120.5cm Thickness:1.7cm More photos are available by request.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1110992 (stock #10523)
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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 : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1109941 (stock #10517)
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These are komebukuros ( rice bags ) made of several kinds of silk fragments with katazome ( stencil-dye ), shibori ( tie-dye ) kasuri ( ikat ) and brocade. The linings are hand-woven asa cloth. Komebukuro was used when people exchanged rice as gift or donated it to a shrine or a temple. In good condition. The latter half of the 19th century. L:51cm x 26cm M:26.5cm x 13.5cm S:9cm x 8.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1100311 (stock #J163)
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These are a pair of "choshi" for sake ( Japanese wine ) which are made of wood and coated with urushi. It has beautiful contrast of three urushi colors, red, black and natural wood. Choshi is a container for liquid, which has a handle and a beak. These ones have handles with black urushi, the top parts and lids with red urushi and the bottoms are coated with fuki-urushi, which is the technique that once coated urushi is wiped, so that the beautiful wood grain can be seen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1094981 (stock #10485)
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This is a sakiori sodenashi ( sleeveless ) which is hand-woven of cotton strips which are torn from old cloth, such as kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on. Warps are also cotton threads. It has beautiful mixed color of natural indigo and others. It has wear and mending patches and both sides are open. Late 19th to early 20th century. 61cm x 90cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1093664 (stock #10483)
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This is a fragment of kosode with embroideries. Kosode is a woman's kimono till Edo period, a predecessor of a modern kimono. Kosode literally means "small sleeve" but it actually means sleeves with small wrists opening, on the other hand, sleeves with wide openings are called hirosode. This fragment is made of silk crepe and dyed with benibana ( safflower ) which was very precious dye. The white small circles are boshi-shibori ( capped )...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1093220 (stock #10482)
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This is a katsugi or kazuki which was worn by a noble woman before Edo period ( before the beginning of the 17th century ). It was also worn by a commoner woman later overhead as well as over kimono when she went out. It is made of hand-woven thin plain weave silk and has beautiful Yuzen-zome ( dye ) paintings of chickens, chicks and plants. Yuzen-zome is the dyeing technique which is free-hand-painting using rice paste as resist for white outlining and also colored by hand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1087248 (stock #10462)
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This is a suo kamishimo ( top and bottom which were a formal kimono for samurai in Edo period ). The occasion when this suo kamishimo was worn is not clear ( ceremony or stage ). This suo kamishimo is made by hand-plied and hand-woven asa ( hemp ) cloth with bold tatewaku pattern which is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). It has round bunches of asa threads for ornaments which are called "kiku-toji" or "kikuji". In excellent condition except for a small moth holes and a rip ( 11th and 12th photos )...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1084244 (stock #J153)
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This is an ema which literally means " a tablet with a painting of horse" and on which people write wishes and dedicate it to a shrine. This ema has the name of the woman who dedicated and the date, Bunka 3, Shogatsu 18 nichi ( January 18th 1806, late Edo period ) on both sides. In good condition but has some parts faded. 70.5cm x 43.5cm x 3.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1081253 (stock #10445)
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This is a silk fukusa ( gift cover ) made of tsuzure-ori ( tapestry weave ) silk with auspicious motifs such as pine tree, bamboo and plum flower. It is hand-woven and dyed with vegetable and natural dye. In good condition except some weak black threads, some dirty parts and some rips. The latter half of the 19th century. 72cm x 66cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1076641 (stock #10431)
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This is a silk brocade obi with karakusa pattern. It has black silk satin lining. In excellent condition. The latter half of the 19th century. 26.7cm x 3m18cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1076408 (stock #10429)
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This is a silk fukuro-obi for formal kimono. It is jacquard weave and has crane and pine tree motif on black ground. It has same pattern on both sides. Late 19th to early 20th century. In excellent condition. 31.5cm x 4m12cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1075765 (stock #10419)
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This is a piece of Narumi-kongata cloth which is hand-spun and natural indigo-dyed. Narumo-kongata cloth imitates the shibori ( tie-dyeing ) which has been made mainly in Arimatsu-Narumi region in Aichi prefecture. The white ground ( jishiro ) piece is less common than indigo blue ground one. The elaborate plural katagami ( paper stencils ) are used for this cloth and has exactly same pattern on both sides which requires prominent craftsmanship. The motifs are sparrow and bamboo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1075121 (stock #10417)
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This is a cloth with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) on both sides, which is thick hand-spun cotton. It is dyed with bengara ( iron oxide ). In excellent condition. The latter half of the 19th century. 34.3cm x 152cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1067488 (stock #10394)
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This is a fukuro-obi ( sash ) for a formal kimono. It is jacquard weave and has fine motif of chidori ( name of the small bird ) and wave on gray ground. In excellent condition. Early 20th century. 33.4cm x 4m8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1065041 (stock #10373)
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This is an obi ( sash ) for formal kimono. It is silk jacquard weave which was produced in Nishijin in Kyoto. The motifs are all auspicious small patterns. Meiji period ( the latter half of the 19th century ). In excellent condition. 32cm x 3m84cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1053728 (stock #J139)
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Ema is a votive picture of a horse which is hand-painted on a wooden board. Ema was dedicated to a temple or a shrine and it used to be a picture of a horse or wooden horse, but other motifs were added later. This horse has pieces of the ornamental cloth. In good condition except for the color faded. Ca. mid 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1052268 (stock #10336)
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This is a bag made of hand-spun cotton and has katazome pattern. This bag came from the same family as #1047657 Rokushaku-kanban, so it has the same pattern. It is dyed with bengara ( iron oxide ), one kind of pigments. The usage is not clear, but it was vertically folded into 6 layers, so possibly used as a pad put on a palanquin bearer's shoulder. Edo period. In good condition except for some indigo stains. 47cm x 53cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1052267 (stock #10335)
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This is an obi ( sash ) lining made of hand-spun cotton and has warp & weft kasuri pattern and dyed with natural indigo. It has some mending patches and holes. White kasuri of this age is rare. Mid to late 19th century. 28.5cm x 3m46cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1050934 (stock #10333)
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This is a hagi han-juban which is made of several kinds of silk crepe. Hagi means "sewing together". The body part is made of silk crepe with two kinds of itajime patterns and dyed with benibana ( safflower ). The both sleeves are also made of silk crepe with two kinds of katazome ( stencil-dye ) patterns and dyed with indigo. It has thin wool muslin lining. The lining has some moth holes. The last photo shows how to make itajime in old days. Late 19th to early 20th century . 122cm x 56cm