Beautifully hand-carved Japanese Bugaku theatre mask, meant to be worn whilst performing the solo, rejoiceful Genjoraku dance. This dance references the practice of snake-eating for medicinal purposes in central Asia and would often be performed as celebration of the return of an emperor to the palace. The mask has movable eyes, jaw, and eyebrows, stringy hair, bulging veins on its forehead, and an upturned nose of a tengu demon. Its eyes are golden, a common feature on demons, and it also has t... Click for details
Antique Japanese O-Beshimi Fierce Mask
Antique Japanese Noh mask of the O-beshimi fierce deity, or mythical tengu. "Beshimi" means "mouth clamped shut". This mask is hand-carved from kiri wood, and inside you can see the chisel marks left behind by the artist. There are visible traces of white gesso in the crevices of the face, which was used as a filler to cover the wood grain. Edo period, 19th century
Size: 9.5" tall, 7" wide
Lithograph Print - Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition
Lithograph page titled "Entrance To A Temple At Hakotadi" taken from the expedition of Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expeidition of Japan and Ryukyu, published between 1880-1890 by Sarony & Co NY. Commodore Perry (1794-1858) played a huge role in creating connections between Japan and the West. This lithograph depicts three monks, one kneeling before the other two, and one holding a spear in front of a beautiful two-story temple. A ship can be seen floating in the water beyond the temple's fence.... Click for details
"Girl By Twilight" By Takahashi Shotei AKA Rakutei
Woodblock print titled "Girl By Twilight" by Japanese artist Rakutei, also known as Takahashi Shotei circa 1951, published by Shima Art Co. A young woman stands under a tree in a deep purple, blue, and red kimono, gazing at a village that lies beyond a bridge. The silhouettes of several villagers can be seen illuminated from their windows. The young woman's bright and beautiful form are contrasted against the dark night. The print itself is signed and it set against a handmade frame, made from c... Click for details
Woodblock Print "Kasurazuka View" by Tsuchiya Koitsu
A truly extraordinary print of the streets of Tokyo by Japanese Shin-Hanga artist Tsuchiya Koitsu circa August of 1939. Two women, both wearing beautiful blue kimonos, walk in the rain holding parasols. The streets are colored a purple/mauve as the rainwater reflects the light of lanterns from inside of a nearby shop, trees rise above buildings, and despite the depicted weather conditions, this is a very colorful scene. Print is signed and stamped in the bottom left corner.
Size: 10.75" wide... Click for details
Japanese Woodblock Print Of Herons By Ohara Koson
A beautiful and very detailed woodblock print by Japanese artist Ohara Koson (1877-1945) of two herons standing in water with leaves and branches in the background, slightly obscuring the view of a bright crescent moon amongst a beautiful night sky, fading from darker tone blues into icy tones. The herons' feathers are actually embossed into the woodblock and have many other detailed features, such as the scales and claws of their feet and the gleam in their eyes. The style of this print is call... Click for details
Japanese Woodblock Print of Herons By Ohara Koson
Wonderfully detailed print of snowy herons huddled together in the water by Japanese artist Ohara Koson (1877-1945). This is a shin-hanga style of print, a revitalization of the traditional ukiyo-e style, which means "pictures of the floating world", popularized during the Edo period in Japan (17th-19th century). The background of the print fades beautifully from the icy grey and white toned sky into the gorgeous blues of the water. The herons are amazingly detailed with their feathers actually ... Click for details
Woodblock Print "Kyoto Rakuhoken" - Kun Pu
Colorful woodblock print of a rural house in Japan, with multicolored pinwheels spinning overhead, accompanied by fish wind socks called koinobori, which are traditionally flown to celebrate Kodomo no Hi or Children's Day (March 5th). By Kun Pu, circa 1960-1950, published by Uchida Art Co.
Size: 17.5" tall, 11.75" wide
Japanese Woodblock Print Of Two Girls By Saito
Woodblock print by Japanese artist Saito circa 1950-1960, published by Uchida Art Co. This print is of two young girls wearing very bright and beautiful kimonos in various shades of green, blue, yellow, pink, and red. One girl holds a fan while the other holds a small toy of a bird. A paper lantern hangs behind the head of the smaller girl. Both girls have precious, doll-like features.
Size: 17.5" tall, 30cm wide
Edo Age Japanese Fu Dog Bronze
Japanese Edo Age Bronze incensor of two wrestling Fu Dogs,
Beautifully rendered with great attention to detail. Age Edo (c1850).
Size: Length 8" x width 6" x height 8.5"