All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1243808 (stock #140105)
A beautiful Japanese traditional music instrument Biwa. This type of biwa is called “Heike-biwa”, which has four strings and five frets used to play “Heike Monogatari”, - an epic account of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century in the Genpei War (1180-1185). The biwa is also the chosen instrument of Benten, goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education in Buddhism.
It is in very good condition.
L 34 3/8” ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1238195 (stock #131201)
A traveling wooden shrine “zushi” or "Nenjibutsu" with enclosing a finely curved wooden sculpture of shichimen Daimyojin (Heavenly Lady from Mount Shichimen). The wooden case is decorated with red lacquer and metalwork. Some loss of lacquerer and pigments are visible, otherwise it is in good condition.
H 2 7/8” x W 1 7/8” x D 1 3/8 (H 7.0cm x W 4.5cm x D 3.2cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1205929 (stock #Nenjibutsu-1)
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1135637 (stock #Kogo-1)
An antique okinawan incense container decorated with a lacquer and inlayed mother of pearl depicting a dragon appearing from clouds. Circa 19th Century. Mother-of-pearl inlay, which is known Raden in Japan was first introduced to Japan during Nara period (710-784). The technique was popularly used with lacquer for artworks such as instruments. It is in good condition with tiny loss of inlayed mother of pearl. The piece accompanied a poulownia wood store box.
L 3 3/8” x D 7/8” (8.5cm ...