Japanese woodblock print by renowned woodblock artist Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) , depicting a young giant Mushashibo Benkei, nicknamed Onikawa, crouched over a pool of water, waiting to attack the giant carp he discovered had eaten his mother. From the '36 Ghosts' series.
Size: 14" height, 9.25" width
Japanese Antique Yumi and Arrow Case
Antique Japanese Lacquer arrow (ya) case. Mounted archery was the primary and most respected mode of Japanese warfare until the introduction of firearms in the 16th century.
As a reflection of this, archery equipment was beautifully crafted of formed bamboo, lacquer work, and leather strapping. Decoration of blooming cherry blossoms "sakura fabuki" accented in gold lacquer.
Edo Age (Circa 1850's)
Size: 40 1/2" Long X 5 1/4" Wide X 5" High
Antique Japanese Bronze Dog
Antique Japanese Bronze dog. Golden woven colored neck tie with bells hanging from the dogs neck. Very charming expression and posture.
6 1/4" Long X 4" Wide X 6" High
Antique Japanese Bronze kintaro and the bear
Quality Japanese Bronze of Kintaro, a child of superhuman strength who was raised by a hag on Mount Ashigara. He made friends with the animals on the mountain and became a loyal follower of Minamoto no Yorimitsu under a new name: Sakata no Kintoki. Kintaro is popularly known for capturing Shutendouji, a demonic terror of the region of Mount Ooe. Today, Kintaro is celebrated on Children’s Day (May 5th), where Japanese parents decorate the room of their newborn son with Kintaro dolls in hopes it... Click for details
Antique Chinese 33-Piece Porcelain Tea Set
Gorgeous antique Chinese 33 piece porcelain tea set with bright glaze designs of flowers in red, blue, green, yellow, and purple. Each individual piece bears the red Guangxu mark on its underside (1871-1908). Perfect condition.
Size: Large Plate 10.25" diameter
Japanese Carved Hardwood Sword Stand
Antique Japanese sword display stand with pierced carvings of leaves and gilt paintings of blossom petals blowing in the wind. The stand folds together for storage.
Size: 13" height, 33" length
Small Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Small Chinese Calligraphy brush. Dark wooden handle with light color grain. Signed in two locations. Gray color horse hair used as the brush material.
Dimensions: 11 1/2 Long X 1" Wide (6 1/2" Long Handle)
Large Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Large Chinese Calligraphy brush. Dark wood with light coloring grain. Fairly heavy in weight. Dark red horse hair used for the brush material. Handle does unscrew from itself.
Dimensions: 28 1/2" Long X 2 1/2" Wide (19 1/2" Long Handle)
Antique Japanese Tobacco Pouch
Antique Japanese tobacco pouch made from leather with floral designs and two pockets inside. The exterior has two flying cranes in gold thread, a blue forbidden stitch background of sky and sea and a rising sun, and metal fittings with dragons.
Size: 5.25" width, 9.5" (length of chain included)
Antique Japanese Signed Lacquer Inro
Antique Japanese lacquer inro. Comes apart into five separate areas for storage. Black lacquer with gold hiromakie boat design, signed Harumasa inside and Hiramoto Katano underneath, nashiji interior. Condition excellent.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" High X 2 1/4" Wide X 1" Deep