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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1124921 (stock #080806)
Tomoe Art
$2,850.00
A winter scene featuring a bush warbler in a snow covered heavenly bamboo. Showa period, mid 20th century. Nandina or heavenly bamboo is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant. They continually changes color throughout the year. Although the common name heavenly bamboo, it is actually not a bamboo at all. All parts of the plant are poisonous and could potentially be fatal if ingested. Birds are not affected by these toxins and will disperse the seeds through their droppings. The berries ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1137827 (stock #PW-01)
Tomoe Art
$150.00
A pair of gold and silver Koi fish or carp paper weight by Hisamatsu Koshun (1926-1989). Signed. There are some abrasions; otherwise it is in good condition.

Gold: H 1 1/4”x W 5 3/8” x D 1 1/8” (H3.0cm x W13.5cm x D2.8cm)
Silver: H 1 5/8”x W 7 1/8” x D 1 1/4” (H4.0cm x W18.0cm x D3.0cm)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1205462 (stock #130305)
Tomoe Art
$280.00
This lovely Bizen ware is called Kogo / incense container used for Japanese tea ceremony. The shape is a seed of wisteria suitable for tea ceremony in autumn / winter. This is the work of a potter Yoshimoto Shuho. Shuho was born in 1938 in Okayama prefecture and studied pottery under Fujita Yoshiro. After Shuho became independent, he first produced Bizen ware for 10 years. Later he became attracted to the beauty of natural grace of Sue ware (type of unglazed pottery made from the middle of the K...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1243808 (stock #140105)
Tomoe Art
$1,680.00
A beautiful Japanese traditional music instrument Biwa. This type of biwa is called “chikuzen-biwa”, The Chikuzen biwa was used by Buddhist monks visiting private residences to perform memorial services, not only for Buddhist rites, but also for telling entertaining stories and news while accompanying themselves on the biwa, and this form of storytelling was thought to be spread in this way. The biwa is also the chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1363759 (stock #1704082)
Tomoe Art
$2,500.00
Bijin-ga, a beautiful woman in kimono admiring the spring snow. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Sealed. Signed Shinsui and sealed.

Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)was the pseudonym of a Nihonga painter and ukiyo-e woodblock print artist in Taisho and Showa-period Japan. He was one of the great names of the shin-hanga art movement, which revitalized the traditional art after it began to decline with the advent of photography in the early 20th century. His real name was Ito Hajime.

The...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1363760 (stock #1612077)
Tomoe Art
$1,500.00
Summer Beauty. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signed Shinsui and sealed.

Shinsui Itō (1898-1972) was the a Nihonga (traditional Japanese painting) painter and ukiyo-e woodblock print artist in Taisho- and Showa-period Japan. He was one of the great names of the shin-hanga (new wood block print) art movement, which revitalized the traditional art after it began to decline with the advent of photography in the early 20th century. His real name was Ito Hajime. One of Ito's works, Yub...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1118796 (stock #090801)
Tomoe Art
$750.00
Fine decorative fan featuring two white rabbits under the gleam of the moon. The sumptuous gold background is producing a shimmering effect. Rabbit is often appeared in East Asian folklore as a messenger from the moon, where it is seen pounding in a mortar and pestle. In Chinese folklore, it is often portrayed as a companion of the moon goddess Chang'e or Chang-O, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her, while in Japan and Korea, it is just making mochi, which is the popular snack of mas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1118797 (stock #090801)
Tomoe Art
$750.00
A night in the summer when fireflies wink their light. The exquisite moment at dusk is finely depicted on the decorative gold leaf background. It is in excellent condition. This piece is a pair with another fan item# 1118796.

H 9 1/2” x W 9 3/4” (H 24cm x W 24.5cm)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1136018 (stock #haori-1)
Tomoe Art
$210.00
A vintage Japanese short kimono or Haori. Indigo dyed cotton with kasuri pattern. This pattern is particularly called shosei kasuri (shosei means a student), which is a kind of kurume kasuri that are produced in a town called Kurume in Fukuoka prefecture in Japan. Shosei kasuri has been named after that in old times, students typically wore this patterned kimono while they were studying. It is in good condition with some insignificant light stains outside, and a small stain in the lining present...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1950 item #1236108 (stock #130806)
Tomoe Art
$380.00
Shino tea bowl with abstract gourd and ivy design by the representative modern Shino master Yano Keisen (1870-1965). Suitable for Autumn tea ceremony, finely painted ivy gives a beautiful sentiments and the gourds adds warmness onto this Shino bowl.
Fine condition with no chip, no cracks, expected kiln-cracks(kamakizu) are presented as a character of Shino-ware.
Size: D 423⁄32” x H 261⁄64” (D 12.0cm x H 7.5cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1162738 (stock #110563)
Tomoe Art
$1,250.00
Summer sea landscape. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. A close attention paid to the reflection of colours and natural light across the landscape as well as a short, thick brush strokes are creating a vibrant surface. It captures the essence of the sunlight, colours and nature. The painting was executed in 1933, when Japanese art was influenced by impressionism of western art. This painting is one of the good examples of the artworks that reflect the era of the Meiji - Taisho – early Sho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1940 item #1261258 (stock #1407020)
Tomoe Art
$1,100.00
A lovely large incense burner “Koro” in the shape of black-spotted red rabbit. Raku ware. It bears a seal beneath reads Mokubei. Circa early 20th Century. Rabbit is a symbol of fertility and sensuality. There is a lid on its back with a ventilating hole and the inside of the lid is decorated with gold paint (kindei). The piece is in very good condition and accompanied ay a paulownia wood storage box.

H 5” x L 10 1/4” x W 5 7/8 (H 13.5cm x L 26.0cm x W15cm)

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1286166 (stock #1409250)
Tomoe Art
$650.00
Otafuku is a plump moon faced woman who has become familiar down through the centuries to Japanese from all classes of society. She is homely with a round high cheeks and a short flat nose, but charmed with good humor, amiability and laughter. The word otafuku literary means many fortunes. Here depicted is a hundreds of otafuku beauties enjoying their lives, such as holding a banquet, preparing a dinner with delicious foods gathered from the mountains and the sea. Some otafuku are also cleaning ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1124160 (stock #111132)
Tomoe Art
$3,200.00
Oni (ogres) in a kimono dancing in front of the Yama, the ruler of Hell. Yama is the son of Hindu god Sun. He is the presiding deity and also known as Dharma. In Japan Yama is known as Enma. Later adopted in Buddhism, Yama was understood by Buddhists as a god of the dead, supervising the various Buddhist "hells". A line of souls leads to his office where he decides whether a soul goes to Heaven or Hell. Oni are considered as a servant under the Enma there. Here, the scene depicted comically the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1146334 (stock #120473)
Tomoe Art
$1,250.00
Shinno has been worshiped as the god of agriculture and regarded as one of the three sovereigns appearing on a Chinese old tradition. It has been said he tasted various herbs to check the effects, and teach people agriculture and medical science. According to Chinese legendary tale, his body was so transparent that people could see the internal organs. When shinno ate an herb, if it was poisonous, the organs would become black, or particular organs would turn a different colour if it had a good ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1153865 (stock #120636)
Tomoe Art
$750.00
The night is gentle and serene; the moon is casting the willows in the dark. The silhouette of a flying bat wavered across the moonlight. Painted on silk with ink. Signed Chokujo and sealed. Fukada Chokujo (1861-1947) was a Japanese painter active during Meiji and early Showa period. He studied painting under Morikawa Sobun.

The painting and mounting are overall in reasonable condition with some tiny marks are present due to age. The piece is wearing a fabric pattered with bats. It is ac...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1162915 (stock #111138)
Tomoe Art
$2,800.00
A heron quietly stands still in reeds. Depicted on silk with ink. Heron has been a favorite bird of Japanese artists since ancient times. The Chinese character used for the name of the bird represents a dewdrop that shimmers in the morning sun. This may have reminded as the glistening dewdrop of the snow white plumage of the bird. White heron has also another name “Sekkaku” meaning a visitor in the snow. As shown in the names, the feeling of living moment of the bird has vividly captured in ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1334166 (stock #100302)
Tomoe Art
$450.00
Handcrafted usubata, Ikebana flower vase. The pedestal is decorated with a wave where a couple of stormy petrel is flying. A lovely display piece for a flower arrangement in a tea ceremony or candle holder. Water dose not leak. The piece is in refined rustic condition with growing patina.

Top Size: W 9 1/2” x H 5 1/8” (W24cm x H13cm)
Stand (Wave): W 5 7/8 (W15cm)