Antique Japanese Print of Kukai and Dainichi Nyorai
Antique Japanese print depicting the founder of the Shingon or "True Word" school of Buddhism, Kūkai (774-835). He was a famous calligrapher and engineer who invented the kana, syllabic Japanese scripts used in the Japanese writing system. In his hands he holds a vajra, a ritualistic weapon representing firmness of spirit and spiritual power, and prayer beads. Above him is Dainichi Nyorai, the central deity of the Shingon religion, surrounded by Bonji (single letter words derived from... Click for details
Antique Japanese Painting from The Tale of Genji
Beautiful antique painting of a scene taken from the Japanese novel The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari), written by Murasaki Shikibu during the Heian period (794-1185 AD). The painting depicts chapter 4, in which Genji, 17 at the time, goes to visit his old wet-nurse, Koremitsu ,who had fallen ill. He notices some moonflowers growing in the adjacent yard, and he orders his servant to pick one. As his servant follows the order, a beautiful girl steps out of the neighboring house and offers him a... Click for details
Antique Japanese Round Bronze Suiban
Antique round bronze suiban, a shallow tray or bowl to be filled with suiseki or viewing stones, as well as sand and bonsai, signature on the bottom, 19th century.
Size: 3.5" height, 12" width
Chinese Painting of Snowy Landscape by Tsui Chian Tsai
Gorgeous scenic painting by Chinese artist Tsui Chian Tsai of a small town amidst a beautiful mountainous landscape, with a murky, grey sky and delicate white speckles of paint to represent the falling snow. Two large boats are returning to shore, covered in snow from their long trip. Very detailed work with a lot of realism, the artist truly captured the feeling of an extremely cold climate. Dated 1990, stamped and signed.
Size: 26" height, 17.25" width
Chinese Painting of Shrimp by Ching Xiangko
Painting by Chinese artist Ching Xiangko of five cute, swimming shrimp. There are subtle variations of color and depth in each shrimp, showing the artist had great control over the ink distribution. Signed and stamped, dated between 1960-1970.
Size: 27" height, 18" width
Japanese Carved Antler Gentleman's Walking Stick
Gentleman's wooden walking stick with a carved antler handle of an adorable little bobtail monkey, sitting upon an ocean cliffside and clutching a shell. There are various seashells carved around the monkey, including one with a hermit crab peeking its head out. Very precisely carved. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 36.5" height, (antler carving only) 5.5" height, 1.5" width
Antique Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print - Toyokuni III
Antique ukiyo-e style woodblock print by artist Utagawa Kunisada, also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (1786-1865), of a samurai warrior blocking the strike of another warrior's sword with his own. He has very detailed undergarments in mesh-patterned blue with light pink flowers, a black and white robe with jagged designs and red trim with a blue obi, and a red headband, with his hair styled in a traditional chonmage. Set behind glass and framed, part of the 47 Ronin series "Stories of the... Click for details
Japanese Woodblock Print by Hiroshi Yoshida
Gorgeous woodblock print by shin-hanga artist Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) titled "Plum Gateway". In the foreground is a small girl wearing a kimono, standing next to a tree with long, spindly branches and flower blossoms, gazing into the background at her mother and young sibling standing under a gateway. Signed and stamped.
Size: (entire frame) 20.75" height, 15.75" width, (artwork) 14.25" height, 9" width
Antique Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock by U. Kunisada
Antique ukiyo-e woodblock print of a samurai warrior in a crouched pose, one sword on his hip and one in his hands. He wears a blue and red kimono and he has a traditional chonmage hairstyle. Framed behind glass. The back of the frame lists artist Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864).
Size: (entire frame) 21.75" height, 17.25" width (artwork only) 14.25" height, 9" width
Antique Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock by T. Kunichika
Antique ukiyo-e woodblock print of a man wearing a white kimono with designs of black bamboo shoots, a black apron, and black lacquered geta (footwear). Artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1905), pupil to Kunisada. Set behind glass in a large frame, with artist and publishing information written on back.
Size: (entire frame) 22.5" height, 17" width, (artwork only) 14" height, 9" width