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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #422708 (stock #YS4-12)
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Mashiko Yaki Oozara (Large Plates), Dia. 12.25" (31.5cm); Vintage production, purchased in 1965. These plates feature patterns from the four seasons: Ume (Plum) for Spring, Shobu (Iris) for Summer, Nekoyanagi (Pussywillow) for Autumn, and Kiku (Chrysanthemum) for Winter. These types of plates were made using molds and then hand-painted as stock items sold in Mashiko in the 1960's & '70s. They are sturdy in form and design, and were seen in many a home and restaurant in Mashiko, Tokyo, and elsewh...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #521116 (stock #NJ-1)
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Kasuri Kimono "te-ui ai ji e-gasuri koushigara kimono" (Hand-woven indigo dye picture ikat lattice [checked] pattern kimono.) Yanagi Yoshitaka (7.25.1911 ~ 8.20.2003) Cotton, ikat weave. L.60 x W.48” ca. 1955 Yanagi Yoshitaka was a well-known Japanese weaver and textile educator. He was the nephew of Folk Craft Movement (Mingei Undou) founder Yanagi Soetsu, and was a founding member of Shin-Kougei Bu (New Crafts Club) along with his uncle and the potter Hamada Shoji. His entire lif...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #521124 (stock #NJ-2)
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Kasuri Kimono. Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture; ca. 1960. "Kumejima kasuri dorozome ni gyoku kasuri" (ikat, mud-dyed, 2 pattern per panel, kasuri kimono from Kumejima [an island of Okinawa Prefecture.]) L.60 x W.48” Kumejima tsumugi (Kumejima Silk Pongee) The stylized patterns depicted are described by the following Okinawan words: (squares) taachi busaa, (rectangles) mimichikitou “pig trough”, (lattice/check) kujiri koushi, (zig zag) miji fuu “water clouds”. The color ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #759170 (stock #LE-31)
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Kon, dark blue, Indigo-dyed cotton haori woven in botan kasuri (peony ikat) technique. Cotton liner features pattern of a crane’s head within hexagons, representing tortoise shells; both crane and tortoise symbolizing long life. A haori is a jacket worn over the kimono when going out. In contemporary fashion, it can easily be worn over jeans for casual wear or slacks for a more elegant look. Excellent condition, ca. mid-late1900’s. L.42”(107cm) x W.49”(124.5cm.) Kasuri techniques came t...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1970 item #1176095 (stock #B-15)
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"A Potter's Work" by Bernard Leach. 1967 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard cover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 128 pages, 80 photographs, including 12 color plates, with long captions by Leach, plus 30 pages of drawings for pots. All will surely be of inestimable value to students, working potters, and all those interested in ceramic art. "Leach is undoubtably the most famous potter in the Western world. His contribution to the craft is unique - as teacher, writer, and ph...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Fiction : Pre 1970 item #1177423 (stock #B-22)
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Tu Tze-Chun by Naoko Matsubara. 1965 First Edition; Kodansha, Japan. Hardcover with cardboard slipcase covered in hand-laid Japanese paper, complete with wraparound paper band. Condition=Excellent, Collectible. "No one knows just how long ago the legend of Tu Tze-Chun came to Japan from China, but we do know tat it was retold some forty-odd years ago by Ryuunosuke Akutagawa (known best to Westerners for his popular story "Rashomon".), and that it has subsequently become an extraordinarily pop...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1287530 (stock #MP2-8)
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Vintage Mashiko-yaki Oozara (large plates) for serving or for dinner plates. Diameter: 10.875" (25.5cm) x Height: 1.5" (3.75cm.) Five different hand-brush-drawn designs on seven plates featuring, flowers, fish, bamboo, and trees (see all enlargements.) The designs were quite modern interpretations of traditional designs when they were contemporary. They are very sturdy in form and design. These plates were purchased in Mashiko in the early 1960's and have been cared for for more than 50 years by...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #403001 (stock #YA-11)
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Mashiko ware platter (oozara) with nami-jiro (regular white) glaze and kaki (persimmon-colored glaze) ladle splashes. H.5.5cm(2.25") x Dia.38cm(15"). ca. 1970. Mashiko wares gained worldwide popularity through the connection with National Living Treasure potter Shoji Hamada, who settled in this town of pottery and agriculture in the 1920's. Prior to Hamada's arrival, standard kitchen wares such as grinding bowls, water jars, teapots, and the like, were the standard products of Mashiko. Contempo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #414357 (stock #PNK-10)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 8.5". This is an example of the "Naruko-kei" tradition of Miyagi Prefecture. The artisan, Akiyama Tadaichi, was born in Meiji 34 (1901) and passed away on May 19th, 1984 (Showa 59.) For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our weblog, which can be accessed through our Trocadero homepage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #414364 (stock #PNK-8)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 9.75". This is an example of the "Naruko-kei" tradition of Miyagi Prefecture. It was made by the artisan, Oonuma Hideo, who was born on February 17, 1930 (Showa 5.) It is dated September 15th, Showa 50 (1975,) but it is not clear if this was a production date signed by the maker, or a purchase date signed by the collector. For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our weblog, which can be accessed through our Trocadero homepage...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #414370 (stock #PNK-25)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 3.75". This is an example of the "Naruko-kei" tradition of Miyagi Prefecture. This particular shape was called an "ezuko" (basket child) in the local Miyagi vernacular. The artisan was Sakurai Shouji, who was born on January 1st, 1927 (Showa 2.) It is not dated, but was most likely made during the 1960's or 1970's. For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, plase see our weblog, which can be accessed through our Trocadero homepage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #414457 (stock #PNK-9)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 8.5". This is an example of the "Yamagata-kei" tradition of Yamagata Prefecture. This kokeshi was made in the town of Toune by the artisan Yamaguchi Shuuichi, who was born on June 21, 1924 (Taisho 13.) It is not dated, but was most likely made during the 1970's or early 1980's. For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our weblog, which is accessible through our Trocadero homepage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #414483 (stock #PNK-20)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 8.25". This is an example of "Kijiyama-kei" tradition of Akita Prefecture. The artisan was Abe Heishirou. It is not dated, but was most likely made in the 1960's to 1970's. For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our website, which is accessible through our Trocadero homepage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #414487 (stock #PNK-32-34)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Heights: 1.1875", 1.75", 2.375". This are examples of the "Naruko-kei" tradition of Miyagi Prefecture. These miniature kokeshi are generally referred to as "issun kokeshi" (one 'soon' [inch] kokeshi). For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our weblog, which is accessible through our Trocadero homepage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #417968 (stock #KO-14)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk doll of NE Japan. H. 6.25". This is an example of Zao-kei (Zao Onsen [Hot Spring]) of Yamagata Prefecture. The artisan is Kobayashi Chuujiro, who made this piece in his 60's, ca. 1990. For more information on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please visit our weblog, which is accessible via our Trocadero homepage.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #494846 (stock #KO-62)
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Naruko-kei Kokeshi by Tsugawara Wahei, born Sept. 13, 1945. Wood, Height 7". Although this is a typical Naruko stle kokeshi, the words "Kaizen Damashii" (Group Spirit) have been written over the normal decorative patterns. Also written is "Mogami Denki Kabushiki Kaisha" (Mogami Electric Company, Inc.) This was probably commissioned and given out to company employees at a corporate solidarity event or campaign. Probably dates from the 1980's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #494850 (stock #KO-71)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 9.75". Kijiyama-kei of Akita Prefecture. Made by Satou Shuuichi, born Aug. 7, 1927. This kokeshi probably daes fromt he 1970's-1980's. One of the unique & interesting characteristics of Kijiyama style kokeshi is the depiction of the apron ("maekake" or "maedare") on the body of the doll.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #494856 (stock #KO-72)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 9.75". Kijiyama-kei, Akita Prefecture. Made by Abe Youko; born April 3, 1932. This kokeshi probably dates from the 1970's. Women kokeshi makers, such as Ms. Abe, are in the minority in Japan in this craft that is usually handed down from father to son. Also, unique & interesting about Kijiyama style kokeshi is the depiction of the apron ("maekake" or "maedare") on the body.