A pair of Japanese carved wooden statues of the deities, Ebisu and Daikoku. The small shrine comes from Izumo Taisha, one of the few major shrines in Japan. The central deity of Izumo is Okuni Nushi no Mikoto and the name Okuninushi is also read Daikoku, hence the association with the fortune god. The shrine contains a stamp on the door with the name of the shrine. Age: 1960s. Size: height 3.25" width 2" length 3.5"
Antique Japanese Keyaki and Kurogaki Hibachi
A beautiful Japanese hibachi or also known as a brazier. The frame of the hibachi and the drawers are done in kurogaki (black persimmon wood) and the panels are done in keyaki. Age: Meiji-Taisho Period Size: height 17.5" width 16.25" length 29.75"
Antique Ukiyoe Image of Beauties Pair Scroll
A superb pair of hanging scrolls depicting a group of Japanese beauties set in two seasons, spring and summer. The scroll is mounted in fine damask silk in the san-dan style with green scrolling vines on the top and bottom and a cream color silk with vegetation patterns in the center. The scroll comes with a box inscribed: Ukiyoe shichiken mitate, which roughly translates to An ukiyoe painting arranged in the seven sages style. Age: Taisho Period Size: height 88.5" width 40"
Japanese Bronze Futaoki with Tachizuru Motif
A fine Japanese lid rest or futaoki as it is known in the tea ceremony. The lid rest is done in a technique known as karakane or bronze and has been hammered. The tachizuru or motif of standing cranes is often seen in various tea accessories representing the rise of auspiciousness. The lid rest comes with a tomobako with the name of the lid rest and the artist, Seishu. Age: Late Showa Period Size: diameter 2.1" height 2.1"
Japanese Persimmon Shaped Incense Container Kogo
Splendid Japanese incense container, also known as kogo, used for tea ceremony. The persimmon has a small lady bug sitting near the head of the persimmon. The incense container contains an inscription reading: Rakushisha, which is a small hut in the Sagano district of Kyoto. The hut was the summer home of Matsuo Basho's disciple, Mukai Kyorai. The hut was given the name when a hurricane blew all the persimmons off the trees planted in the estate. Ceramic incense containers are used during the f... Click for details
Small Japanese Silver Commemorative Sake Dishes.
Beautiful Japanese small commemorative sake dish. Round shape on footed base and incised. The bottom of each dish is inscribed as the 12th, 13th, and 14th National Weaving Competition. The silver sake dishes were made by Yamazaki Shoten of Ginza. Each has its own tomobako with seal. Age: Taisho Period (1912-1925) Sizes: Small dish: 1" h x 3" diameter, approx. 50 grams. Medium dish: 1.125" h x 3.5" diameter, approx. 62.5 grams. Large dish: 1375" h x 4.125" diameter, approx. 85 grams.
Antique Japanese Cha Tansu Burl Keyaki
Beautiful antique Japanese cha tansu (tea chest) made of beautiful burl keyaki (elm) wood all over with original lacquer finish. Drawers of various sizes with heavy iron hardware with hirute shaped handles, side handles and four locks. Two compartments with sliding panels. Middle compartment includes staggering shelves and two small drawers. This piece is originally from Shizuoka, Japan. Age: Taisho Period (1912 - 1925). Size: 28.5"H x 30.5"L x 13.5"D.
Japanese Antique Small Kiri Tansu
Beautiful Japanese small tansu made of Kiri wood. This charming tansu has 7 drawers and a set of sliding doors with an interior shelf and side handles. The sliding doors and three of the drawers hardware include locks. Bronze hardware and metalwork. Taisho Period c.1920 Size: 25.75" height x 25" length x 13.75" depth.
Antique Japanese Wood Cabinet
Antique Japanese mixed wood cabinet, Meiji period 1868-1912. This cabinet is unusual because it is made of two different woods. The frames of the sliding cabinet doors are made of keyaki, which is very durable so the doors don't wear with sliding. The frame of the cabinet is made of hanoki wood. This a beautiful and functional piece. It measures 15.25" deep 51" wide 19"tall.
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Japanese choba tansu made from paulownia fitted with iron fittings. The handles for the sliding door panels contain motifs of Chinese lions with peonies. Additionally a special lock mechanism is found on the sliding doors to secure the doors when the tansu is being transported. Age: Meiji Period. Size: height 35.5" width 16.25" length 31.75"