The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures
Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1487458
The Kura
sold, thank you
A beautiful hand crafted box by Nitta Kiun enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tanzaku Bako (Poem Card Box). It is 40 x 11 x 7 cm and in perfect condition. Nitta Kiun was born in Wakayama in 1944, and studied woodcraft under his father, establishing his own woodcraft studio in 1980. He held his first Solo exhibition in 1985, and was accepted for the first time the following year into the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Crafts Exhibition. He was awarded Governors prize in 1988 at the Wakayama Prefectural Exhibition, and has since been much lauded.
All Items : Artists : Metalwork : Contemporary item #1492480 (stock #K065)
The Kura
$750.00
A Fine modernist vase by master of the Japanese bronze tradition, world renowned Hasuda Shugoro, enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seido Tsubo, Shajiku (Pure Bronze Vase, Hub). The contemporary belted form is finished with matte olive patination. It is 15 cm (6 inches) diameter, 19 cm (just under 8 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The box is dated on the side an auspicious day in the 4th month of Heisei 8 (1996).
Hasuda Shugoro was born in Kanazawa City in 1915. After graduating the Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial School, he moved to the Tokyo School of Art. Much lauded his first award was at the 5th Nitten in 1949 and he received the Hokuto-sho there in 1953 among many further prizes. He participated in the founding of the Creative Crafts Association in 1961 and founded the Japan Metal Sculpture Institute in 1976. Decorated with the Order of Cultural Merit in 1991, Hasuda Shugoro stands as one of the leading modernist artists working in bronze during the Post-War Period. A vase by the artist sold at Christies in 2012 for 2,500 pounds (roughly 4,000 dollars). For more on this artist see Hasuda Shugoro Kinzoku Zokei (1981).
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Contemporary item #1492941 (stock #K098)
The Kura
$300.00
Sale Pending
An exploration of color by Nagoya based artist Hamada Juri mounted in a gold frame titled Chi no Hana (Earth Flower). The frame is 33.5 x 33.5 x 5cm, the painted disk is 23 cm (9 inches) diameter, and all is in excellent condition.
Hamada Juri was born in Indonesia in 1973, and graduated the Aichi Prefectural University of Art in 1997 (The graduation art Submission was awarded ad purchased by the University). Two years later Juri graduated advanced studies at the same university, and that piece too was collected. In 2010 Juri was awarded the New artist prize by Nagoya City, and was again awarded in 2012. That same year received the Higashiyama Kai Taisho prize, and in 2013 the Aichi prefectural Culture award. Work is held in the Aichi Prefectural Museum, Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Takahashi Ryutaro collection and the aforementioned Aichi Prefectural Art University among others.
All Items : Artists : Lacquer : Contemporary item #1494356 (stock #K401)
The Kura
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A wild design of three small bean shaped boxes enclosed in a dynamic long bean pod decorated with colored lacquer and mother of pear inlay by Nagai Yasuo. The outer box is 43 × 12 × 7.8 cm (17 inches long), the beans themselves are 9.5 × 6.5 × 5 cm (roughly 4 x 2-1/2 x 2 inches) and all is in excellent condition. These are made in the Kanshitsu or dry lacquer technique, whereby cloth is covered in layers of lacquer allowing for free form shapes limited only by the imagination. Nagai Yasuo was born in Aichi prefecture in 1945, and graduated the Takamatsu School of Crafts lacquer department in 1964, receiving top prize for his work. He began exhibiting with the Nihon Craft Ten (National Crafts Exhibition) in 1981, and three years running from 1981-1983 his work was featured in solo exhibitions at the Aichi Prefectural Museum. From 1983 he expanded to exhibit with the progressive Asahi Craft Exhibition. He earned gold at the 1989Takaoka Craft Competition. Nagai states: I consider "items for and inspiration from daily life" as the premise for my creations. From there, I explore the freedom of form achievable through kanshitsu.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494409 (stock #Y1)
The Kura
$2,500.00
A rectangular wall-mounted “skyscape-light" of Kozo, Linen Fiber and Bamboo Fiber Papers with applied gold woven over an iron frame by lighting designer Kinoshita Yuri made this Spring during her soujourn on Awaji Island titled Koganegumo (yellow-gold clouds). It is 117 x 52 x 17 cm (46 x 20-1/2 x 6 inches) and is in perfect condition.
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Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design.Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
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All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494410 (stock #Y2)
The Kura
$3,500.00
An elegant woven paper cylinder made up of strips of Kozo paper over an iron frame with which glows softly, the color of an Autumn moon titled Amakudari (Falling Rain) It features 4 100 W (15 W) LED Lighting Strips with Remote Controller and Transparent flat cord plug. It is 30 cm (12 inches) diameter, 200 cm (78-3/4 inches) long and is in perfect condition, directly from the artist.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design.Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494411 (stock #Y3)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Bird of Paradise, a colorful and playful wall mounted light of raw and colored Kozo and Linen Fiber papers by designer Kinoshita Yuri made this Spring during her sojourn on Awaji Island. It is lit by a 60 W (6 W) LED Lighting Strip with transparent flat cord plug. The core is 50 cm diameter, 35 cm (14 inches) deep and in excellent condition, directly from the artist. With the tale is about 140 cm (55 inches) long.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, Japan, Yuri graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494412 (stock #Y4)
The Kura
$1,800.00
Bird of Paradise, A bright playful wall mounted light of raw Kozo and linen fiber papers over an iron frame by Kinoshita Yuri made this Spring during her sojourn on Awaji Island. It is lit by a 60 W (6 W) LED Lighting Strip with transparent flat cord plug. The core is 60 cm (roughly 24 inches) diameter, 40 cm (16 inches) deep and in excellent condition, directly from the artist. With the tale is about 140 cm (55 inches) long.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, Japan, Yuri graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494413 (stock #Y5)
The Kura
$2,400.00
A sophisticated pair of lighting fixtures in the shape of overlapping leaves titled Happa by Kinoshita Yuri made of Kozo and Bamboo fiber papers draped over a Stainless Steel frames> It was created this Spring during her sojourn on Awaji Island. They Feature 60W (15w) LED Lighting with transparent flat cord. They are roughly 27 cm (11 inches) diameter and in excellent condition.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design.Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’.Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494414 (stock #Y6)
The Kura
$1,600.00
A long wall mounted light of woven strips of Kozo, Linen Fiber, Bamboo Fiber, embossed Kozo and pasta impregnated Kozo Paper, with PP Film on a stainless frame by Kinoshita Yuri titled Tenkugumo. It is lit with five 25 Watt (2 watt) LED Lighting Strips featuring a clear flat cord and plug. It is 148 x 18 x 20 cm (58 x 7 x 8 inches) and is in excellent condition, directly from the artist, created during her stay on Awaji Island in preparation for this show this Spring.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design.Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494416 (stock #Y7)
The Kura
$1,000.00
A long wall mounted light of woven strips of Bamboo Fiber Paper on a Stainless frame by Kinoshita Yuri titled Tenkugumo II. It is 80 x 15 x 20 cm (x 6x 8 inches) and in perfect condition, directly from the artist made for this show during her sojourn on Awaji Island this Spring. It is lit by three 25 Watt (2 W) LED Lighting Strips featuring transparent flat cord.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, Japan, Yuri graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494417 (stock #Y8)
The Kura
$1,200.00
A long paper tube which could be mounted either vertically or horizontally (or even suspended from the ceiling) by Kinoshita Yuri made of woven Kozo Fiber on a stainless frame titeld Tenkugumo III. It is lit with 4 25 watt (2 W) LED Lighting Strips and features Transparent flat cord. It is 1 meter long, 15 x 20 cm (39 x 6 x 8 inches) and is in perfect condition, directly from the artist created for this exhibition during her sojourn on Awaji Island this Spring.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design.Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.<
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494418 (stock #Y9)
The Kura
$2,800.00
A belted cloud of Kozo Paper strips woven over an iron frame mounted on a walnut block with brass fittings by Kinoshita Yuri in collaboration with famed furniture maker Craig Yamamoto signed by both artists. It is lit with two 60 W (6W) LED Lighting Strips with black flat cord with Dimmer Switch. The paper shade is 85 x 40 x 40 cm and is in perfect condition.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design.Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494422 (stock #Y10)
The Kura
$2,300.00
A stylish table lamp mady by Kinoshita Yuri and Craig Yamamoto consisting of a shade of woven bmboo fiber paper on iron frame with walnut stand and brass fittings signed by both artists. It comes with a Remote Control for dimming. The shade is 51 cm (20 inches) diameter, and it stands 61 cm (2 feet) tall and is in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Yuri Kinoshita was born in Kyoto and graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494423 (stock #Y11)
The Kura
$2,300.00
A sophisticated lamp of woven Linen Fiber Paper on iron frame by Kinoshita Yuri on a walnut base with brass hardware by Craig Yamamoto signed by both artists. The base is beautifully cut from a large chunk of dark walnut and contains a drawer. The shade is 16 cm (5-1/2 inches) diameter, 67 cm (26 inches) tall and is in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Yuri Kinoshita was born In Kyoto and graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494424 (stock #Y12)
The Kura
$12,000.00
An amazing Nebula of pale raw kozo paper impregnated with iron wire by Kinoshita Yuri titled Uchu (Universe) made in our gallery studio and completed just this month. The centerpiece of the show, it is made to hang from the ceiling, and comes with a Remote Control. It is roughly 130 x 110 x 85 cm (51 x 43 x 33-1/2 inches and is in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Yuri Kinoshita ーBorn In Kyoto, Japan, Yuri graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494425 (stock #Y14)
The Kura
$4,550.00
A free standing lamp of iron mounted on a solid Keyaki wood base with Bamboo Fiber Paper woven shade by Kinoshita Yuri titled Amakudari. It is lit with 3 100 W (15 w) LED Lights fitted with a black flat cord and foot switch complete with Remote Control. It is 195 cm ((76-1/2 inches) tall, the shade 30 cm (12 inches) diameter. In perfect condition, built in our gallery studio and completed just this month.
Yuri Kinoshita was born In Kyoto and graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1494426 (stock #Y15)
The Kura
$2,700.00
A stylish table lamp made by Kinoshita Yuri and Craig Yamamoto consisting of a shade of woven Kozo paper on iron frame with walnut stand and brass fittings signed by both artists titled Haguregumo. It comes with a built in dimmer switch. The shade is 84 cm long, 40 cm diameter. The lamp stands 53 cm, tall and is in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Yuri Kinoshita was born In Kyoto and graduated with honors from Osaka Fashion Institute, Department of Interior Design. After traveling throughout Africa, Europe, India, Asia and South America, she settled in the U.S. to expand her artistic skills and passion for lighting design. Now based in Seattle, Yuri works with organic materials to create small and large scale sculptures of ‘Interwoven Lights’. Her site specific installations continue to explore the interrelations of play between light and shadow within her medium.
※Shipping fee is separate. Please contact us if you are considering purchasing.