A simple landscape in the rain by the noted Shijo school painter, Nomura Bunkyo (1854-1911). The subtle and soft colors and brush strokes are the signature styles of the Shijo school. Bunkyo was known for his still life and landscape works. Age: Meiji Period Size: Height 78.75" Width 23"
Literati Landscape Okada Hanko
A simple yet refined literati landscape attributing to the noted Nanga artist, Okada Hanko (1782-1846). The landscape is done in the style known as the mei (Japanese Bei) method where the artist will use the shape of the tip of the brush and repeat the impression on paper to create the mountains of the landscape. Age: Late Edo Size: Length 77" Width 16.25"
Sumi Painting of Bamboo by Sentsuji Butsugai
A simple and rustic painting of a group of bamboo done in sumi on silk by the abbot of Sentsuji, Butsugai. The inscription on the top is providing a metaphorical allusion of enduring suffering with the flexible nature of the bamboo. Age: Showa Period Size: Length 85" Width 22"
Antique Imari Bowl
A beautiful antique Japanese Imari ware bowl. The bowl is decorated with motifs of phoenixes, plum flowers, scrolling vines, peony like patterns, and other geometric patterns. The bowl contains a pomegranate symbol on the bottom. Age: Taisho-Showa Period Size: Diameter 10.25" Height 4.2"
Kutani Ware Hexagonal Gourd Shaped Vase
A hexagonal faceted gourd shaped vase decorated in a style not often found in traditional Kutani ware, but more so in traditional Japanese kinrande style porcelains. The vase is decorated in auspicious motifs. The top area of the gourd contains stylized characters of the word, "eternal longevity".Age: Showa Period Size: Diameter 7" Height 11.5"
Japanese Silk Hakama Pants
Japanese pair of traditional hakama pants, nicely pleated, subtle stripped pattern, Taisho/Showa Period.
37 1/2" long (including back board).
Japanese Haori Coat in Black and Red
Japanese haori coat, red and white designs on black, interior has beautiful tie dyed silk and ties. Showa Period
Size: 29" high x 48 1/2" wide
Japanese Set of 4 Kutani Porcelain Covered Rice Bowls
Set of 5 Japanese porcelain rice bowls with covers, Kutani ware, painted with patterns of leave, swirling clouds and golden chimera, all five bowl the same size, mark on bottom, Taisho Period.
Size of each bowl: 2 1/2" high x 4 1/2" wide
Antique Gourd Shaped Usubata with Morning Glory
An antique Japanese bronze usubata in the shape of a large gourd with a morning glory vine wrapped around the gourd. The realistic expression seen in the details of the leaves of the vase is distinctive of Japanese art. Age: Meiji-Taisho Period c1910 Size: Diameter 12.5" Height 12.5"
Kutani ware Sculpture of Hotei
Fantastic antique Japanese Kutani ware sculpture of one of the fortune deities known as Hotei. The figure is carrying a child who is trying to clean the ears of Hotei. Hotei is interestingly dressed with motifs of dragons and scrolling clouds, inspired by Chinese brocades. The different symbols used on the figure are associated with the auspicious character of the deity. Age: Taisho Period c1912 Size: Length 5" Width 4" Height 10.5"