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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1209277 (stock #130611)
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$550.00
Antique Japanese Bijin-ga depicting young woman in light summer kimono comforting herself with a uchiwa fan, resting in a decorated armrest. Her elegant form is expressed by the combination of detailed painting skill of the artist and beautiful colourful pigments. Circa mid Edo period, 18th -19th Century. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Signature and seal reads Kagen, yet the artist remains unidentified.

There are some light marks present due to its great age, otherwise the piece ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1208607 (stock #101032)
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$1,350.00
Antique Japanese hand painted illustrates Nara-ehon style book. Circa 17th Century or older. Painted with ink and pigments on paper. Nara-ehon was produced from the Muromachi period through to Edo period. They are usually featured Japanese old tales and Noh songs. Here in this album include eight different scenes of rustic farmers engaged in agriculture in Muromachi period, ceremonial customs of samurai couple and landscape. It could have been a personal painting collection in ancient times. The...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1207308 (stock #100736)
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$4,800.00
An album of twelve erotic pictures, Edo period, 18thcentury. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. The each image is exquisitely depicted throughout the year with some seasonal changes in the scene. The paintings bear a seal, which is quite rare as artists usually remained anonymous when they executed Shunga pictures during Edo period. The seal is recognized as Shunsho school. The inscription on the cover reads “jyunikagetsu emaki ikkan” meaning twelve months painting album - first volume. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1205929 (stock #Nenjibutsu-1)
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$3,000.00
Taoism guardians known as the embodiment of Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou) finely curved and kept in a Zushi, a miniature shrine decorated with gold leaf and handmade silver work. Circa 19th Century. The guardians are often kept as personal daily worship at household and decoration. Signed Shugetsu. The seal reads Hara. It is attributed to one of prominent doll make artists, first Hara Shugetsu. It is in fine condition.

Hara Shugetsu was born in Sakai in Osaka. He...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1205462 (stock #130305)
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$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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1174942 (stock #120836b)
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$450.00
O-tsu-e or Otsu paintings is Japanese folk art named after the town of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture. The piece is depicted the last stand of Benkei with his paraphernalia.

The piece is in reasonable condition with some creases, marks and loss of pigments present due to age.

Painting: 9 1/2”x 23 5/8” (24.0cm x 60.0cm)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1174934 (stock #120836a)
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$450.00
O-tsu-e or Otsu paintings is Japanese folk art named after the town of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture. The piece is depicted the Benkei, who was a Japanese worrier monk and commonly represented as a man of great strength and loyalty, lifting a fuge hanging bell from a Buddhist temple. His image of raising a giant bell by hand was a particularly popular subject among people during Edo period.

The piece is in reasonable condition with some creases, marks and loss of pigments present due to age. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1166361 (stock #100807)
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$2,550.00
The painting depicted court musicians playing divine music called Bugaku. Bugaku is a Japanese court music accompanied by dancing. Here one of the players plays shen (a bamboo instrument first produced in China in 7th century) and the other one sounds a massive drum with mitsudomoe crest (three comma-shaped figures in a circle). Bugaku carries a ritualistic implication and is usually played at the start before dance performance begins. Bugaku purifies the stage. Painted with ink and pigments. Si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162937 (stock #120329)
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A female dancer dressed in massive and splendid Noh attire. The painting is attributed to Iwasa Matabei (1578–1650), a renowned Japanese painter who is often considered originating ukiyo-e genre painting. As is often the case with this artist, these two paintings do not bear his signature or seal, however the depiction of the figures with rich cheeks and long jaws shows typical expression of people of high social rank during medieval periods, which he exaggerated the expression was originated ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162936 (stock #120329)
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A male dancer dressed in massive and splendid Noh attire. The painting is attributed to Iwasa Matabei (1578–1650), a renowned Japanese painter who is often considered originating ukiyo-e genre painting. As is often the case with this artist, these two paintings do not bear his signature or seal, however the depiction of the figures with rich cheeks and long jaws shows typical expression of people of high social rank during medieval periods, which he exaggerated the expression was originated fr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1162934 (stock #091212)
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Goldfish in a glass bowl along with chrysanthemum and peony flowers, and seasonal food and fruit in a woven basket. Edo period, 18th century. Painted with ink, pigments and sunago (powdered gold leaf) on paper. The screen frame is decorated with old negoro lacquer. Goldfish was extremely luxury item until mid Edo period, late 17th century in Japan. During this time, viewing fish was only from the above and not the side. After the manufacturing process of colorless glass called“vidro” introdu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1162931 (stock #120240&12288;)
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$4,500.00
Hotei, or Budai in Chinese, very well depicted dozing off or perhaps contemplating on the linen bag, in which he carries precious things. Painted on silk with ink. Sealed. It comes in poulownia wood store box. There are some stains and tiny insect damages are present on the painting, otherwise it is in good condition. The mounting is very good condition with light creases. It wears ivory scroll end.

Painting : 22 5/8" x 18 1/8” (57.3cm × 45.8cm) 
Scroll : 28 3/4" x 56 1/4...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162923 (stock #101112)
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$3,600.00
A large Oni (ogre) grabbing at a samurai on the horseback. Circa 17th Century. Signed Eishin and sealed. Kano Yasunobu (Eishin) (1613-1685) was a brother of Kano Tan'yu and Kano Naonobu. He was selected to succeed as head of the Kano school. In 1630 Yasunobu moved to Edo, where he served as court painter at the Tokugawa shogunal court. He was granted a residence in the Nakabashi district of Edo, where he founded the Nakabashi Kano School, which was one of the four highest-ranking Kano studios. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162919 (stock #101112)
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$1,850.00
A samurai and his retainer helping his load to dress in armor. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. During Warring States period (sengoku period), samurai had a specialist retainer who can put armors on them before going to a war. The specialist stylists were familiar with armor and well aware of the order of dressing up so that samurai did not waste their time to join the war. Signed Hogan Eishin and sealed. Kano Yasunobu (Eishin) (1613-1685) was a brother of Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674) and K...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1162916 (stock #101112)
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$1,450.00
The painting depicted a samurai met an old man at night. In Japan there are many legendary tales of ogre extermination where samurai fights with ogre to protect people and their town. Some folklore says that the ogre turns into human and attacks people go around. Here, the samurai was prepared for the fight by the torii, which is a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred. Whil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1162915 (stock #111138)
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$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 : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1162910 (stock #111054)
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$1,250.00
Unique Zen ink wash painting depicts scroll and bamboo broom representing Kanzan and Jittoku. Kanzan and Jittoku were Zen eccentric monks thought to have lived at a monastery on Mt. Tendai in China during the Tang period (618-907). They had a thorough knowledge of Buddhist philosophy. Kanzan often depicted holding a scroll, presumably of his poetry, while Jittoku holding a broom, indicating his position as a scullion at a monastery. Their unconventional appearances have often been painted by Zen...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1162738 (stock #110563)
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$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...