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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1124160 (stock #111132)
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$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 1900 item #1239179 (stock #131149 )
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Marishi-ten, a bodhisattva associated with light and the sun, depicted atop a wild boar dressed in armor. Circa mid-late Edo period, late 18th- early 19th century. He has three heads, fierce expressions, with a third eye in each forehead. Marishi-ten has six arms, which hold a sword, fan, and bow and arrow, as well as a long spear. The deity’s left foot rests on a chakra wheel on the back of the boar. As a deity of war and victory, he was worshiped in Japan during the 8th century by warriors, ...
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 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 1900 item #1238533 (stock #130947)
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$1,450.00
Kano school painitng of wild horses resting by water enjoying the spring scene. Painted with ink and light pigments on paper. Decorated with gold speckles. The painting is in reasonable condition with some marks, foxes and creases present due to its great age. There are some marks on the mounting. This painting is specially priced for celebrating Chinese new year (year of horse).

Painting: 22 1/4” x 57 1/8” (56.5cm x 145.0cm)
Scroll: 28” x 77 1/4” (71.0cm x 196.0cm)

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 : 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 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 1900 item #1153225 (stock #120351)
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$1,250.00
Ink bird and flower painting. A pair of seasonal birds called penduline tits perch on a willow tree depicted with blooming camellia. This bird and flower are commonly seen in winter in Kyushu area or southern part of Japan, where Chikuden often enjoyed traveling. Painted with ink on paper. Signed Chikuden and sealed. Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) was a Japanese painter of Edo period. He studied Confucianism as well as poetry and painting. He often mingled with the literati active during Bunka ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1245495 (stock #130725)
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$4,800.00
An exquisite bird and flower painting features a Java sparrow rests on a branch in resurrection lily. Circa early Edo period, early 17th Century. This delicate painting is executed on paper with ink and pigments. The both Java sparrow and the flower are not native to Japan, but they were imported as early as 17th century from China, when the artist was a official painter to the Tokugawa shogunate. Little is known about the artist: Kano Koi (-1636), identified as such by a seal at lower left, he ...
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 #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 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 1920 item #1146334 (stock #120473)
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$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 1900 item #1336051 (stock #130217c)
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$950.00
Huge oysters in a bamboo basket surrounded by flies. Beside the basket clams are also seen. Painted with ink and pigments on silk. Sealed. The seal reads Kazan.

Watanabe Kazan (1793–1841) was a Japanese painter, scholar and statesman member of the samurai class. In his early life, Kazan was heavily influenced by the artistic styles of the west, forming a unique style with elements of Japanese and European art. Like many other Edo-period artists, Kazan painted realistic portraits of his...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1247000 (stock #130945)
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$1,850.00
A fine 18th Century Kano school painting depicted peony flowers. Behind the scene is a stream. It is painted with pigments of green (rokusho), which has been richly used. The combination of red and white flower symbolizes good fortune. This subject was painted in life size and a very good example of Kano school peony painting.

It is in good condition with patina. A highly decorative piece.

Painting: 20 7/8” x 43” (53.0cm x 109.0cm)
Scroll: 26” x 76 1/2” (66.0cm x 194.0cm)...

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 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...