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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #759172 (stock #LE-30)
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LE-30 Kasuri Futonji, Ikat-woven Bed Cover. Three-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, woven with kasuri technique creating patterns of squares (well frames) and crossed points. Top cover only, no backing or wadding, very good condition. Ca. 1900. L.66”(168cm) x W.39”(99cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rural areas,) or more likely commissioned by the br...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #759161 (stock #LE-33)
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Four-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, woven with kasuri technique creating patterns of squares (well frames.) Top cover only, no backing or wadding; good condition, minor repair to one corner. Ca. 1900. L.54”(137cm) x W.52”(132cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rural areas,) or more likely commissioned by the bride’s family. The bed cover was often ...
All Items : New Century : Folk Art : Contemporary item #725260 (stock #KG-26)
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Saitama Inu Hariko: painted paper; H.3" x L.3.5"; contemporary; Saitama Prefecture. The dog in Japanese folk lore symbolizes many things. This one can be a talisman for easy child birth (as dogs experience) and as a protector of children. Dogs in general are symbols of protection and loyalty, and also have the ability to recognize demons (and other animals such as fox and tanuki) in human form. The techinique of “hariko” (papier-mache) is said to have come to Japan from China during the Mu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #709806 (stock #YC-216)
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Tea cup by Kimura Seiketsu of Mashiko, with three elements of circle, triangle, square. Kimura, born in 1953, has been operating an independent kiln in Mashiko since 1983. The town of Mashiko, in Tochigi Prefecture, is one of the world's largest pottery communities. Starting as a production center for utilitarian pottery in 1858, Mashiko today is a mecca for the ceramic artist-craftsperson largely due to the town's exposure by the late Hamada Shoji and other members of the Mingei (Folk Craft) Mo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495937 (stock #KO-70)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 9.5". This is an example of the unique Nambu-kei kokeshi from Iwate Prefecture. Of the Tohoku (NorthEast) Region where all "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi originate, Iwate may have the fewest number of craftsmen and localized traditions. Unique among these is the unpainted Nambu-kei kokeshi shown here. I have seen these mistakenly advertised on the internet as "blanks", but this particular style within the Nambu-kei classification of kokeshi is puposefu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495931 (stock #KO-82)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 9.625". Zao-kei (Zao Onsen [hot spirng]), Yamagata Prefecture. Made by Oumiya Yasumitsu, who was born in Showa 11 (1936) and passed away on July 19, 1995. Probably made in the mid-late 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495927 (stock #KO-81)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 10". Zao-kei (Zao Onsen [hot spring]) in Yamagata Prefecture. Made by Saitou Takeo, born on Nov. 29, 1929. Probably made in the late 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495428 (stock #KO-80)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 12". Yamagata-kei classification of Yamagata Prefecture. Made by Kobayashi Koutaro of Yamagata City, born March 13, 1936. This kokeshi probably dates from the late 1970's. The very thin body of this kokeshi is an unusual and interesting characteristic.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495424 (stock #KO-79)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 12". Tsuchiyu-kei of Tsuchiyu Onsen (Hot Spring) in Fukushima Prefecture. Made by Saito Hiromichi, born August 8, 1930. This kokeshi is probably from ca. 1980.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495418 (stock #KO-78)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 9.625". This is a Yajiro-kei (Yajiro-classification) kokeshi, generally crafted in the vicinity of Shiroishi City in southern Miyagi Prefecture. However, this particular craftsman, Sato Seikou (?), lives in the next prefecture of Fukushima, on the coast in Iwaki City. He was born on February 22, Showa 22 (1947). This kokeshi probably dates from ca. 1980.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495416 (stock #KO-77)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 9.75". Yajiro-kei, Miyagi Prefecture. Made by Niiyama Hisaki, born Feb. 7, 1942. This kokeshi probably dates the early 1980's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #494868 (stock #KO-76)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 8.25". Naruko-kei, Miyagi Prefecture. Made by Satou Minoru, born Dec. 27, 1932. This kokeshi probably dates from the 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #494865 (stock #KO-75)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 9.5". Naruko-kei, Miyagi Prefecture. Made by Itou Shouichi (Matsuichi?), born on Feb. 13, Taisho 13 (1924). This kokeshi probably dates from the 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #494863 (stock #KO-74)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 10". Made by Sugawara Toshi, born Showa 13 (1938) and passed away in December of 1992 at the age of 55. Akiu Onsen is a hot spring resort not far from the city of Sendai. It is thought to be one of the oldest kokeshi-making locales in the Tohoku region where all traditional (dentou) kokeshi originate.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #494860 (stock #KO-73)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 9.875". Tougatta-kei, Miyagi Prefecture. Although of the Tougatta classification, the maker, Umiya Yoshiemon (Umitani Kichiemon?) lived in Sendai City. He was born in the 38th year of the Meiji Era (1905) and passed away on April 20th, 1985 at the age of 79. This particular kokeshi probably dates from the 1970's or earlier. The "bun" haristyle is an interesting feature of this kokeshi, which also appears on some other Tougatta style dolls.
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.
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 #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.