The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1243414 (stock #ANR4509)
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Cranes dance along the waterway depicted on this pigment on paper and applied silver two panel Makura-byobu pillow screen. It has been fully remounted on a new frame, featuring a maroon silk border of antique cloth in black lacquered wooden border with sturdy blue backing cloth. A quality remount, the screen measures 30-1/2 inches by 8 feet (77 x 244cm) and is in fine original-restored condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1237014 (stock #ALR4461)
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Nakahara Nantenbo (1839-1925) and Mizutani Hyakuseki (1868-1928) worked together to produce this image of the monk Nansen killing a cat to awaken his students Zen mind. This is from a Koan riddle included in the Mumonkan. It is performed with ink and light color on paper in a momigami crushed paper border with black rollers. It measures 18 inches by 6 feet (45 x 182 cm). Although in very good condition, the scroll cups a bit in the center and could be remounted if desired...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1233087 (stock #ANR4430)
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A bamboo spray rises from beyond a large garden stone on the gilded panels of this fine two panel screen by Takahashi Ryuga (1863-1930). It has been completely remounted without over-painting and is in excellent condition. Each panel is 87 x 168 cm (34 x 66 inches). Ryuga was born in Niigata prefecture, and studied painting in Kyoto under the Nanga Master Tanomura Chokunyu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1228217 (stock #ANR4057)
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A study of various sea life in a soft Taisho style of simple ink and muted colors on silk signed Ryusaburo. Each of the creatures is depicted in intimate and lifelike detail down to the tiny hairs on the crabs. The study is bordered in an elegant red lacquer wooden frame. It measures 63 x 67 inches (160 x 170.5 cm) and is in overall fine condition. Likely the work of Ikeuchi Ryusaburo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1227939 (stock #ALR4154)
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Gazing at the back of the traditional Maiko apprentice, pins and combs hold her coiffure perfect, our eyes travel down to the neck revealed as it joins the white painted shoulders, the luxurious kimono with its signature high and draping sash: She has the two of hearts! A very unusual painting reflecting the oddities of western influence at the opening of the 20th century by Matsumoto Ichiyo (1893-1952)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1227731 (stock #ALR4416)
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$550.00
Full Moon Rising, 1914 Silk Scroll by Nakayama Bansui Japanese, Painting, Antique ALR4416 550.00 L365 igtvg The moon rises full through a rift in the tree line, a fine ink on silk scroll dated 1914 and signed Bansui (Nakayama Bansui, no dates). Gray satin border patterned with lucky symbols and bats well suiting the iconography ending in ivory rollers. It is 49 x 201 cm (19 x 79 inches) and in overall fine condition, with only some minor foxing and light marks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1223467 (stock #ALR4381)
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"To he who answers a strike of the Nanten; To he who refrains a strike of the Nanten". Nantenbo derived his name from his bo (staff) cut from a 200-year-old Nanten tree. He used it to instruct his students and it served as a favorite illustration in his well known adage above and listed on this fan painting backed and ready for framing. Ink on paper, the folds and wear to the edges indicate this was actually used as a fan. It is 51 cm (20 inches) from tip to tip...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1223439 (stock #ALR4378)
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$700.00
An image of a man seated alone before a humble tea cup, titled ChaRakuJuToku (The Ten Pleasures of Tea) by Yamada Kanzan and Oshima Kunsen. The image is signed Kanzan, the calligraphy Kunsen. The solitary figure brings to mind the solitary nature of the Japanese tea aesthetic, working constantly both with and against oneself toward perfection. Ink on paper in a paper border with bamboo rollers befitting the rustic scene...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1223315 (stock #ALR4376)
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A very rare painting of a skull and scattered bones lost to autumns dead grasses by important 20th century Zen priest Takeda Mokurai. Ink on paper bordered in brown cloth with gray extensions; dark wood rollers. The scroll is 16 by 68 cm (40.5 x 172.5 cm) in fine condition.
Mokurai began his journey down the Buddhist path at the age of 7 under the priest Ryodo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1223153 (stock #ALR4375)
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A skull by Edo period eccentric priest Hyakunyo (1731-1804), of Maebara, Shiga prefecture. The image has been fully restored in green silk patterned with stylized bats extended in rough brown silk and bone rollers suiting the scene. 2 x 4 feet (120 x 60.5 cm) and is in excellent condition.
Hyakunyo was born in Omi-cho of Shiga prefecture, present day Maebara city. He entered the Tendai-shu escoteric Buddhist complex on Mt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1221395 (stock #ALR4356)
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An exotic white inko in a pine tree enclosed in the original red lacquered double signed wooden box (Niju bako). Pigment and ink on silk in a fine brown silk border patterned with Kiri leaves, extended with blue gray and featuring large ivory rollers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1221179 (stock #ALR4348)
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2.200.00
A dark old bamboo and a sprightly youth rise majestically alongside a grass script poem by Otagaki Rengetsu.
Kono kimi ha This Gentleman
Medetaki fushi wo Continually sprouting
Kasanetsutsu Auspicious branches
Mi no yo ga ki Stands as example
Tameshi narikeri To the future
Ink on paper it measures 18-1/4 x 43 inches (46.5 x 110 cm). This has been fully restored and remounted in fine beige silk with genuine gold thread...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1221170 (stock #ALR4346)
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Feeling frisky that day, perhaps a wry self portrait by this most famous of Nuns, Otagaki Rengetsu with a poem brushed above in her unique script.
Hito hakaru The trickster
Sagano no harano In the Fields of Sagano
Yufumagure At Twilight
Onoka obana ya Tail in the Pampas grass
Sode to misuran Will it seem a sleeve
There is something very human about this depiction, perhaps the noseā€¦The Hakuzosu (Fox spirit)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1220131 (stock #TCR4342)
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A pair of bisque fired braziers in the original signed wooden boxes decorated with paintings by Shibata Zeshin overlaying colorful paper letters by various writers. On one the jovial Otafuku, embodiment of womanly traits, prepares tea, tobacco and a kemari ball for her guest. On the other a boy dressed in traditional Shinto Garb lets fly a kite, a set of bells in one hand ready to dance. Both are signed Zeshin and both allude to New Years festivities. One of the underlying letters is colorfu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1217418 (stock #ANR4319)
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A six panel gold screen decorated in a style harkening to the first half of the Edo featuring angular trees interspersed with blossoming cherries, a torrent splashing angrily through the right quarter topped with moriage gold clouds. Many repairs and losses to the heavy pigments attest to the great age of the painting. Excellent size for wall mounting, it is 62 x 138 inches (157.5 x 350 cm). The border is from a later mounting. Due to size the cost of shipping is to be accrued separately.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1181547 (stock #ANR4177 )
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A huge three legged toad climbs the back of Gama, while Tekkai exhales his spirit on another journey through the timeless classics of Chinese liturgy, two paintings by Hara Zaizen. Mineral pigments on paper mounted on applied gold and bordered in fine silk with a lacquered wood frame. Each panel measures 94 x 170.5 cm (37 x 67 inches) and is in fine condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued seperately for this screen.
Hara Zaizen (Ariyoshi) was born around 1785, the thi...