The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1238997 (stock #ANR4482)
The Kura
$4,500.00
A young girl pining away the early summer day under a blossoming white jasmine is expertly performed on this early 20th century two panel silk screen. It measures 47 x 82-1/2 inches (118.5 x 210 cm) and is very displayable, the perfect size for wall mounting. There is some dirtiness to the silk from time and handling (see close-up photos). The first stamp reads Shirahama (a family name), the second Tokiso...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1238764 (stock #MOR4479)
The Kura
$250.00
A set of five Tame-nuri lacquered wooden dishes decorated with ink paintings of seasonal flowers by Tanomura Chokuso enclosed in the original wooden box made for the Zohiko studio of Kyoto. Enclosed is still the very rare original calling card of the artist. Each dish is roughly 6 inches (15 cm) square and in fine condition. The box is darkened with age.
Tanomura Chokuso was the grandson of Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907), one of the most important artists coming into the modern era...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1238763 (stock #MOR4478)
The Kura
$185.00
A painting of a Bushukan (Buddhas hand fruit) by Kitamura Seigyu on a kiri-wood tray created by Heian Fukuyama enclosed in the original wooden box signed by both artists. It is roughly 10-1/2 inches (26.5 cm) diameter. The center of the dish, one of three joints in the wood, may have been re-glued, and the bottom of the box made of wide grained cedar, has shrunk considerably.
Seigyu (1891-1970) was born in Hakodate, Hokaido...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1237015 (stock #ALR4462)
The Kura
$1,000.00
An image of Jikihara Gyokusei by his student Michael Hoffman performed with ink and light color on paper and dated January of 1990. His words are a beautiful commentary on Zen and the master-disciple relationship. It is bordered in exquisite patterned cloth with black lacquered rollers and is in excellent condition. The scroll measures 31-1/2 x 92 inches (80 x 234 cm). The box is titled and stamped by Gyokusei...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1236729 (stock #AOR4460)
The Kura
$400.00
A pair of Sensu folding fans hand-painted with calligraphy and a landscape respectively by Hashimoto Dokuzan signed and dated 1929. Paper on bamboo frames, each is roughly 18-1/2 inches (47 cm) across, 11 inches (28 cm) tall and both are in fine condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1229980 (stock #ANR4423)
The Kura
$3,000.00
The screen is performed with heavy pigment on silk, in a transitional style typical of the early post war era where the theme remains traditional yet the exection is changing stylistically to what would become the 50s. Each panel is 174 x 90 cm (68-1/2 inches x 3 feet). This is possibly “Chatei Akibi” (Autumn Tea Garden), exhibited 5th Nitten, 1949. The image, style and execution match the era, but there are no photographic records with which to compare...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1227733 (stock #ALR4417)
The Kura
$475.00
A dragonfly rides effortlessly the summer breeze, floating over a pond dotted with blossoming lotus on this fine silk scroll by Funakawa Kashu enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating from the early 20th century. Pigment on silk bordered in patterned brocade extended with rough beige cloth and ending in bone rollers. It is 12-1/2 x 79 inches (32 x 200 cm) and is in fine condition, with minor marks typical of handling and one area of separation high in the silk (see close-up photo)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1227606 (stock #ALR4415)
The Kura
$800.00
Two birds nuzzle drearily, their weight bending a fragile sprig of bamboo on this fine yoko-haba scroll by Mizuta Chikuho enclosed in the original signed double wood box. The artists deft use of a range of grays and blacks offers depth despite the sparse nature of the scene. Ink on silk with soft color highlights, the piece is bordered in patterned satin extended with beige silk and features solid ivory rollers...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1221224 (stock #ALR4349)
The Kura
$2,400.00
An exquisite image in soft browns and ink tones expressing the highest of Zen taste by Hirafuku Hyakusui enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Ink and light color on paper, over-running an intimated border within the silk frame. In excellent condition, it measures 15-1/2 x 46-1/2 inches (39 x 118.5 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1221171 (stock #ALR4347)
The Kura
$1,100.00
single peony capped with a grass script verse glimmers on the silk canvas of this proud scroll by the Buddhist Nun Oishi Junkyo. Ink light color and gold on paper enclosed in a momigami paper border with white piping suitable to the tea room or temple. It is 15-1/2 x 71 inches (39 x 180 cm)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1970 item #1221046 (stock #ALR4345)
The Kura
$1,000.00
The torrent rushes down past moss covered rocks, the far side lost in a haze of bokashi, a fine waterfall by Oishi Junkyo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Where the very wet brush has moved slowly across the paper, ink was allowed to soak in and bleed creating an indefinite line. Ink and light color on paper enclosed in a silk border of blue and beige and featuring black lacquered rollers. It is 22-1/2 x 54 inches (57.5 x 137 cm) and in fine condition.
Junkyo’s life is a ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1221044 (stock #AOR4344)
The Kura
$1,500.00
Intimate lines of gold scroll in what appears happenstance meanderings on blue cloth enclosed in a striking red lacquered frame by Artist and Poet Kajiwara Hisako. Each one is 9 x 42-1/2 inches (23 x 108 cm) and in fine condition. A very clever poem:
Yugao ni, Hitomachi kataru, Tonari bito
Bottle gourd flowers (which open at dusk), Speak about town, of awaiting the return of the neighbor.
There are several plays on words and characters which allow this to be translated in mu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1220204 (stock #AOR4343)
The Kura
$2,850.00
One of the most significant collections of Zen calligraphy and painting I have ever seen amassed in the early 20th century is found between the covers of this accordion album. Each painting is attached to a heavy page and the two sided album is bound in patterned silk and enclosed in a period wooden box. It is 18 x 13 x 2 inches (45 x 33 x 4 cm) and features 32 paintings. A list of the paintings follows:
Place, Temple name, Priest name, Dates,
Saitama, Heirin-Ji, ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1194533 (stock #ANR4235)
The Kura
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A small 8 panel screen dated 1923 and titled “View from the tower of Ro-Jo”. Rojo refers to Komatsu Castle, one of the principle dwellings in the powerful Kaga domain established by Maeda Toshitsune in modern day Komatsu city Ishikawa prefecture. The screen is painted in a contemporary (for the time) Nanga style using ink and light pigments on gold flaked paper. It is bordered simply in an austere lacquer wood frame. The screen measures 23 x 98 inches (58 x 249 cm) and is in fine conditio...