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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 : 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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1227731 (stock #ALR4416)
The Kura
$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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1223467 (stock #ALR4381)
The Kura
$700.00
"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)
The Kura
$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)
The Kura
$2,500.00
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 : 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). The poem reads:
Ochiba tamaru Fallen leaves gather
Kubomi ni Atsuku Deep in the hollows
Shimo Okeri Laden with Frost
Asa Teru Hikari Ligh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1221179 (stock #ALR4348)
The Kura
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 : 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). There is minor damage to the upper border (see close-up).
Junkyo’s life is a triumph over tragedy. Born into a low family, she was sent to a tea house where she became an apprentice Geisha. In...
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 nose…The Hakuzosu (Fox spirit)...
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 ...