Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1193419 (stock #pd545)
Kodo Arts
$475.00
Museum piece with extraordinary history. This altar table was the last of 4 pieces of a private collection we acquired at auction and was the family heirloom of the 14th and final Daimyo (Lord)of the Tokushima Han (clan) Hachisuka Mochiaki of Awa Province on Shikoku Island in central Japan in the Edo Period. He lived 1846-1918. Hachisuka Koroku, his great grandfather, was one of Hideyoshi's (the 2nd Shogun) top generals in early Edo Period and Hideyoshi awarded the Hachisuka the province of Tokushima in Awa (Shikoku) and they ruled it throughout the Edo Period until the Daimyo system was abolished in the Meiji Period in 1868. Quick to see the direction in which the wind was blowing, he pledged loyalty to the Imperial forces. In 1869, with the hanseki hokan (Abolition of the han system), he was appointed Governor of Tokushima Prefecture. In 1872, Hachisuka went to Great Britain and attended Oxford University. After returning to Japan, he was chief advisor to the Meiji Emperor. In 1882, Hachisuka was envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to France, and received the title of kōshaku (marquis) under the new kazoku peerage system. After returning to Japan, he served as a member of the House of Peers, Governor of Tokyo Prefecture, President of the House of Peers, Minister of Education, and Privy Councillor. He died in 1918, and his grave is located in Tokushima. The table has copper metalwork and intricate wood carvings covered in gold gilt. The condition is excellent. H:14cm x W:27cm Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1132323 (stock #pd379)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Very rare and unusual Edo Period C.1960 fire brigade banner used to declare which fire brigade had rushed to the fire and heroically put it out first. Brocade stitching on silk cloth. six feet long and 20" wide it is an outstanding Japanese folk mingei piece. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1063937 (stock #PD261)
Kodo Arts
$480.00
Rare set of 4 Meiji Period c.1900 yukata kimono stencils from Ise. Each piece is 2 laminated sheets of mulberry paper treated with a persimmons tanin and aged for 2 years by smoking for strength. The stencil carver then makes his or her own tools to carve out the desired patterns which are then applied with rice resist for the desired dying. Height of each of the 4 stencils is 14" and the width is 16". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1089710 (stock #pd309)
Kodo Arts
$580.00
Exceptional Late Edo Period C.1860 zen buddhist traveling altar usually carried by samurai. In a small wooden 'zushi' or wood altar with hinged doors, inside is Fudo-Myo, the immovable king carved out of wood sitting on a carved stand of lotus flowers. He symbolizes compassion with firmness. He holds a sword and he has the power to crush all obstacles and troubles. Ask for shipping quote. H:11cm x W:8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1010863 (stock #pd164)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Shochu, a distilled sake much like cheap vodka was produced in shochu jugs by shigaraki kilns in quantity during the late Meiji Period (1867-1912). The characteristic form is easily recognizable; a large bottle shaped jar in the classic Shigaraki shape. This piece is very rare and decorated with shigaraki 'tiger fur' glaze, which is achieved by splashing Hagi-white glaze over the dark base. Usually 'nagashi' or decorative streaks of green and or blue glaze were ladled over a base of Hagi-white glaze. c.1900. (17" x 10" )(43cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1012260 (stock #pd169)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fantastic one-of-a-kind antique Japanese Edo oil lamp box with raised gold gilt maki-e and raised lacquer clouds and lotus leaves floating and fluttering about. In the original box with the Japanese characters 'Kosome-un' written on the front. The meaning is the name of the maki-e cloud-lotus pattern. The second kanji is the name of the artist but unfortunately we can't read it. Lotus leaves and clouds in budddhist iconography were sacred and metaphors for purity. Open the top of the box and there is a small bronze oil refill pourer a bronze box. Flip open the bronze box and on the underside of the lid are two candle prongs. In Edo when 'andon' or oil lamps were used for lighting, the light person would walk around with this box and fill the lamps with oil and light them from the candles. Underneath are three drawers with bronze pulls. Museum quality. c.1850. (8½" x 5½" x 4½") (22cm x 16cm x 11cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1012262 (stock #pd170)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Rare antique Japanese bronze calligraphy ink pourer with long spout and large oval handle. The lid has a mythical 'shishi' lion on top. The ink pourer has four leaves; each with raised swirls and hearts on a geometrical thunderbolt diaper background pattern. Lovely. c.1880. (7" x 5") (18cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1014785 (stock #pd175)
Kodo Arts
$390.00
Wabi-sabi Meiji Period c.1900 Oribe tea ceremony utensil with paulownia wood lid with bamboo handle. Lovely old oribe colors and iron feldspar markings. Shipping included. (W:7cm x D: 6cm x H:5cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #919337 (stock #pd4)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Rare Japanese lacquered letter box with beautiful raised maki-e maple trees, river and mountains. The scene is from the 'hyaku isshu' the classic 101 ancient great poems. The poem referred to in this poem is by the venerated Ariwara no Narihara. In the upper right hand corner of the box is the kanji with the first line of the poem, "Chihaya Furu Kamiyo" The river in the lower right hand corner has the last line of the poem, "Kuguru To Wa". Basically the poem says that in the ancient mystical age when only gods lived, to see the Tatsuta River dyed crimson red with maple leaves in a shibori pattern was something even the gods themselves could never see. The makie is executed perfectly with stunning maple leaves and a red flow of the imagination in the middle. A collector's piece. $1200. (h:44cm x w:34cm x d:13cm). Shipping/insurance to usa or western europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1322074 (stock #pd897)
Kodo Arts
$2,000.00
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Thick, heavy red bronze Edo Period Zen Buddhist Temple bell dated c.1830. The bronze work is more intricate than most bells with the knobs in finer relief and the sound is more expansive. Very resonent ring. Great condition, no cracks or dents (see photos). Ask for shipping quote. H:50cm x diameter:30cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #546204 (stock #KA220)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
In the original box signed "mukozuke" meaning set of side dishes, this set of 5 stunning antique Japanese oribe olive green and beige dishes has a beautiful rectangular design on the inside bottom flanked by connecting rings on each end. Each dish has three tiny legs. Oribe was a famed kiln center in Edo Japan 1614-1867 known for it's avant garde designs and elegant serving dishes. All 5 in perfect condition. c.1830. (5¾" x 4" x 2") (15cm x 10cm x 5cm). Shipping/Insurance included in price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1298936 (stock #pd851)
Kodo Arts
$1,500.00
Very rare and unusual wood tiled village shrine from Dema - mura village in Mie Province. Dated the year of the tiger C.1818 the shrine houses gods and happiness. Signed on the back with the date and maker, Fujiwara Shokichi. Cypress wood with a bronze lock on the doors to the inner chamber. Remarkably good condition with minor wear on the back ridge of the roof. See Pictures. Ask for shipping rates.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #691340 (stock #KA528)
Kodo Arts
$600.00
Fantastic antique Japanese Kuneyoshi woodblock of 'Oiran' the top of the geisha world in old Edo (now modern Tokyo). The detail and color are spectacular indicating an early run. Super condition with no 'uchi ura' backing. c.1810. (14½" x 10") (37cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1837 VR item #1070940 (stock #pd269)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Sensational Mokubei (lived 1767-1833) scholar figurine in polychrome enamels. Famous as a potter working for the Lord of Kii and later the Lord of Kaga where he opened his own kiln. He used to stick his head far into the kiln during firing to ascertain the temperature of the heat by the sound of the fire. Later because of this he lost his hearing and changed his name to Robei, 'which means deaf. His figurines were highly prized for the sencha tea world. This scholar sits with brush and book. Ask for shipping quote. Excellent condition. H:9" x W: 8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1384002 (stock #mc131)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Edo Period C.1820 sitting granite stone jizo bodhisattva holding the hoju or sacred jewel, a buddhist symbol of the void. Lovely patina. Facial expression oozes buddhist compassion. 8" tall by 6" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1333902 (stock #pd957)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Museum piece jizo boddhisatva dated on one side Kyoho 1 (c.1716) and on the other side, Tempo 2 (C.1830). Hands in the prayer gassho but what makes this Jizo special are a series of hands carved in the stone on both sides of the figure. We have never seen this before. 16" tall and 7 1/2" wide. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1326671 (stock #pd938)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Museum piece late 1700`s Kagura mask. Carved out of paulownia wood, these masks were used in Kagura theater which was a Shinto theatrical dance tied to the rythmns of the agricultural calendar. Age wear per photos but wonderful wabi-sabi patina and textures. Ask for shipping quote. H:21cm; W:18cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1326669 (stock #pd937)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Exceptional Edo Period late 1700`s Kagura mask carved out of Paulowia wood. Kanji on the back means `the 38th@ and `Kinzan` presumably the maker. Age wear as per photos. Fabulous wabi sabi age. H:19cm ; W:15cm. Ask for shipping quote.