Japanese framed woodblock print by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), (1913-1979) "Moon and Tree", signed in pencil, circa 1978.
Size: 10" L x 12.5" H (entire frame) 5.25" L x 8" H (print only)
Antique Japanese Signed Tiger Okimono
A Japanese okimono of a tiger, fully carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with fantastic detailing. The tiger sits hunched over with fixated eyes, fangs out, and tail wrapped tightly against its body. Signature on bottom reads : Chizan December, Meiji 18th year.
Size: 5.5" L x 6" W x 5.5" H
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame, carved with scenic imagery of large temple lanterns, pine trees, stylized bridge, and an island village.
Size: 73.5" L x 1" D x 15" H
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame, carved with scene of a bridge, surrounded by small islands with pine trees.
Size: 74" L x 1" D x 13.5" H
Antique Japanese Plum Branch Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom), ornately carved with a descending plum tree (ume) branch, bearing flowers in bloom.
Size: 73.5" L x 1" D x 20.75" H
Antique Japanese Tatami Gurata Gusoku
The tatami armor was used by foot soldiers, archers, and spearmen. Its a lightweight armor which allowed the warriors to be more swift and fluid with their movements. It is also an economical munition armor as a alternative to the traditional lace scale construction. Going to battle was costly and this gave the clan army full protection from all levels of warfare.
The armors head gear covering has two flaps with a back slit. The head gear is completely made of russet iron plates... Click for details
Japanese Mingei Irrigation Water Wheel
Japanese Mingei hinoki (Japanese cypress wood) water wheel. Complete 11 Spokes with paddles used as a functional water wheel. Iron pistol protrudes form the central hub for rotational function.
Size: 47.5" x 6" D
Antique Japanese Silver Leaf Two Panel Byobu
Stunning antique Japanese two panel folding silver leaf screen. Oxidized silver leaf on layered gofun paper, mounted on Hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood lattice construction. Wonderful original condition with no tears or condition issues. Unframed to give a more deconstructed esthetic.
Meiji Period 1868 - 1912
Size: 65.5" L x 65.5" H
Antique Pair of Japanese Kote Mounted Fragments
A dark blue hemp fabric forms the base of these kote sleeve guards. The upper area is covered in iron chain mail with pair of double gourd plates, crest mon, gilt iron plates, throughout the kote. The shoulder edge has three hinge plates to fashion to the Do armor. Unusually mounted on a custom black iron stand.
Edo Period 18th Century
Size: 27.25" L x 12.5" H (17.5" H on stand)
Antique Japanese 64 Ken Kabuto Helmet
This superb helmet bowl is comprised of 64 iron plates that are slightly embossed between the suji, double front plates, and a washer underneath the top front riveted inside. The bowl has been given a very dark russet finish and fitted with a simple iron visor. The meadate is a forged iron hornet with gilt brass wings. The shikkoro of five - lames of false scale laced in blue silk and brown russet lacquer.
Size: 14" L x 14" W x 13"... Click for details