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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #417952 (stock #I-36)
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Early 20th C. back pad from North Eastern Japan (Tohoku region, most likely Yamagata Prefecture.) In the local dialect, of the Echigo & Shonai Regions (current day Niigata & southern Yamagata Prefectures), these are referred to as "Bandori." Other areas call these back cushions "se-na-ate." This particular example is a "Koro [round[ Bandori" and is made from woven straw and encased in a marvelous webbing of "yamabudo" (mountain grape vine.) Coarse hemp rope also creates a striking design in fron...
All Items : New Century : Folk Art : Contemporary item #414493 (stock #KG-2)
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Miharu Nigyou papier-mache rooster. Height: 6". From the artisan studio of Hashimoto Hiroji in Miharu-machi (town), Fukushima Prefecture. In the Asian zodiac, the rooster corresponds with the current year 2005, in a 12-year cycle. Miharu-machi (town) is located just NW of Koriyama City in central Fukushima Prefecture. They say the town’s name “mi’ (3) “haru” (spring) comes from the fact that the three famous blossoms of spring; plum peach, and cherry, bloom here in profusion. This co...
All Items : New Century : Folk Art : Contemporary item #414490 (stock #KG-1)
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Hariko Ningyo (papier-mache folk doll). Height: 3". From Miyagi Prefecture, City of Sendai, this folk toy is an example of the tradition "Sendai Hariko". It is a rooster, one of the 12 animals of the Asian zodiac, and corresponds to the current year, 2005. It was made at the artisan studio of Takahashi Hashime, a long-time craftsman in Sendai. For more information on the history of papier-mache dolls in the Tohoku (NE Japan) region, please see the catalogue listing for Miharu Ningyo of Fukushima...
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 #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 1950 item #414463 (stock #PNK-14)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 7". This is an example of "Goroujou" tradition of Iwate Prefecture. It is also a rare example of extant pre-WWII kokeshi. It was made at Yumoto Onsen by the artisan, Fujiwara Masagoro, who was born in Meiji 16 (1883!) and passed away at the age of 64 on June 12th, 1947 (Showa 22.) For a brief story on "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi, please see our weblog, which is accessible through our Trocadero website.
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 #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 #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 1970 item #414361 (stock #PNK-15)
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Kokeshi, wooden folk toy of NE Japan. Height: 7.5". This is an example of kokeshi made in Fukushima Prefecture, other than its better known cousin of the "Tsuchiyu" tradition. This was made in 1968 at Takayu Onsen (Takayu Hot Spring) by the artisan, Shinogi Toshio, when he was 37 years old. Shinogi-san was born on September 3rd, Showa 6 (1931). 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 #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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #413914 (stock #KS-2)
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Roof tile with a "tomoe-mon", a crest of circular repeating commas in a whirlpool pattern. Fired clay, 19th century. Diameter: 4", Width: 3/4". The round tiles such as this line the bottom roof line, above the eaves. Commonly, the crest of the family or temple was depicted on these tiles. Historically, a center of roof tile production was the town of Ogi, in west-central Japan.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #411699 (stock #BB-002)
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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Subject: Yakusha-e (kabuki actor print), Iwai Tojaku (1776-1847) as Osode. Signature: ichiyuusai Kuniyoshi-ga. Publisher: Joushuu-ya Kinzou. Date: ca. 1834-1843. Censor Seal: kiwame (approved). Format: oban tate-e, H.14.375 x W.10". Condition: Very good colors and impression, wormage hole on upper left; small holes on lower left, top middle & right; small tear on mid-right edge of paper. Iwai Tojaku - Iwai Hanshiro V - Iwai Kumesaburo I was regard...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #411695 (stock #BB-008)
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892. Title: The Moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro (yamashiro ogurusu no tsuki). Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (tsuki hyaku shi). Signature: Yoshitoshi. Artist's Seal: Taiso. Engraver's Seal: Enkatsu. Publisher: Akiyama Buemon. Date: Meiji 19 (1886), 2nd month, 1st day. Format: oban tate-e, (Image) H.13 x W.8.875". Condition: Very good colors and impression. Four minor worm holes in margin (2 top, 2 bottom,) 2 tiny dots of red ink in center of pri...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 1990 item #409167 (stock #EC-6)
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A framed silkscreen print by Japanese artist, Yukio Katsuda. Titled "No. 106" showing a botanical scene of a camellia. Signed and dated, 1977, #25 of an edition of 100. Image Size: H.6.5 x W.8.75", Frame Size: H.11.25 x W.14.25". Yukio Katsuda (born 1941) is a modern printmaker who works in the medium of silkscreen. His major themes are oriented to nature; landscapes, animals, birds, and botanical studies. His images are heavily inked, giving them a rich texture and deeply dimensional appeara...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #409163 (stock #EC-5)
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Karhu printed these invitations for his shows at the Tolman Collection, the Tokyo gallery which has long represented him and his work. These were done in large numbers, about 800, in the late 1970's and early 1980's. This particular print reads "warau kado ni fuku kitaru," Happiness Sits on Laughter, a very Zen-like saying. This image is finely framed and is in good condition. Inside Mat Image Size: H.6.5 x W.24", Frame Size: H.9.5 x W.27.375". Clifton Karhu was born in Duluth, Minnesota ...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #409157 (stock #EC-3)
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Karhu printed these invitations for his shows at the Tolman Collection, the Tokyo gallery which has long represented him and his work. These were done in large numbers, about 800, in the late 1970's and early 1980's. This particular print reads "banji wa tanoshimu beshi," Whatever You Do, Enjoy It, a very Zen-like saying. Karhu himself is depicted with Brush in hand, writing the character, "koi" (love.) This image is finely framed and is in good condition. Inside Mat Image Size: H.7 x W.24", F...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 2000 item #409151 (stock #EC-4)
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Karhu printed these invitations for his shows at the Tolman Collection, the Tokyo gallery which has long represented him and his work. These were done in large numbers, about 800, in the late 1970's and early 1980's. This particular print reads "ue mino washi," An Eagle Doesn't Look [Up] Where There is Nothing," a very Zen-like saying. This image is finely framed and is in good condition. Inside mat Image Size: H.6.5 x W.24", Frame Size: H.9.5 x W.27.375". Clifton Karhu was born in Duluth, ...