All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1372737 (stock #mc73)
Dramatic Edo Period Dragon painting by one of the masters, Matsue Yobun. Ink on silk, this was a scroll which we had mounted and framed. Wonderful, playful dragon ruling the celestial realms as the buddha`s protector pictured in swirling clouds. Dynamic and Impact. Great condition. Size 4ft by 20". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1371087 (stock #mc88)
Brilliantly executed painting of an ascetic, maybe a woodcutter returning through the forest and snow to his farmhouse in feudal Japan. Captures the beauty and era perfectly. Signed and with original paulownia box. Total scroll 62" long by 19" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1329848 (stock #pd946)
Important Edo Period C.1850 scroll painting of Kannon holding `Yatagarasu` the divine crow and messenger to the gods. Symbolizes the sun and like the sacred phoenix resides in the celestial realm. A mark of rebirth and rejuvenation. Yatagarasu as a crow-god is a symbol specifically of guidance. This great crow was sent from heaven as a guide for Emperor Jimmu on his initial journey from the region which would become Kumano to what would become Yamato, (Yoshino and then Kashihara). It is generally accepted that Yatagarasu is an incarnation of Taketsunimi no mikoto. Crow has 3 legs. Scroll painting has been framed. Ask for shipping quote. 32" tall and 15" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1189280 (stock #pd514)
Exceptionally well painted flock of cranes on silk. Has seal but we can't read. The cranes are migrating and the detail is very impressive. Very representative Taisho Period C.1910 painting, the golden era. Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1158739 (stock #pd439)
Very rare Daruma scroll from Futo Sanjin better known as Kanokogi Takeshiro, (1874-1941). He was mainly a western style - painter, studied in France before returning to Kyoto to establish his own school. In his later years was a juror for the esteemed Bunten and Teiten Art expositions. This painting is all the more remarkable because this was a rare stab at the classic zenga ink paintings. This Daruma is a classic in itself. C.1920. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1158141 (stock #pd440)
Exceptionally well executed silk scroll of a mother crane and offspring under a pine tree. Simple strokes with impact and movement. Very gentle. Late Edo Period, C.1860. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1132747 (stock #pd377)
Wonderful Meiji Period C.1909 painting of a white egret standing on bamboo by the acclaimed master Hishida Shunso (1874-1911). One of Okakura Tenshin's puils, he played a major role in the Meiji era innovation of Nihonga. His real name was Hishida Miyoji and he was also know for his numerous paintings of cats. He was commissioned by the Tokyo National Museum and in 1898 he joined Okakura Tenshin in establishing the Nihon Bijutsuin. In 1903-1905 he traveled extensively overseas holding exhibitions in The United States and Europe. He was awarded the Order Of Culture. Excellent condition. Looks to have been remounted. Has the original kiri wood box. H:6ft x W: 2ft. Ask for shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #921025 (stock #pd12)
Exceptional Yoshitora original woodblock scroll dated feb. 1866. Yoshitora's real name was Tatsugoro Nagashima and he was a pupil of Kuniyoshi. This woodblock scroll with vivid detail and color is of an 'oiran' the queen of the Geishas. This style of woodblock scroll is called 'Takenaga Hosho' indicating the long length of the woodblock and in this field the narrow width is called 'habahiro hashira-e' (pillar style). The woodblock is 71cm x 23cm, the entire scroll is 147cm x 37cm. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $50.