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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1175905 (stock #B-1)
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"Stoneware and Porcelain: The Art of High-Fired Pottery" by Daniel Rhodes. Chilton Books. Seventh Printing, January 1973 (original copyright 1959.) 217 pages. Clothbound hardcover. Good condition. Some clay residue on back cover. The classic text on history, clay bodies, glazes, kilns, and firing. Still popular today and well-used by potters around the world.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1176064 (stock #B-2)
WaSabiDou Antiques and Folk Crafts
$50.00
"Furo: The Japanese Bath" by Peter Grilli & Dana Levy. First Edition, 1985, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. "New" condition. 191 pages. With forward by Isamu Noguchi. Color and B/W photos. Chapters: The Spirit of the Bath, The History of Bathing, Public Baths, Onsen: The Hot Spring Bath, The Domestic Bath, A Guide to Hot Springs. "Discover the traditions and thinking of a land that has made bathing into a sensual art and a national pastime, and let its wisdom be ...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1980 item #1176065 (stock #B-3)
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$25.00
"Tezukuri no Bi: Okinawa Kurashi to Mingu" ("Handmade Beauty: Okinawa Life and Crafts") in Japanese, 1972. Condition-very good. Soft bound with original dust jacket. 160 pages with 148 B/W photos, plus essays on Okinawan life and craft. Illustrations and descriptions include: baskets, pottery, textiles, farming tools, furniture, architecture, and even handmade karate weapons.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1176067 (stock #B-4)
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"Sekai no Mingei" ("Folk Crafts of the World"). by Hamada Shoji, Tonomura Ichinosuke (Director,) Keisuke. Collections of the Kurashiki Folk Crafts Museum. 1972 First Edition. Hard cover, original dust jacket. In Japanese. Afterword by Hamada Shoji. 222 pages, 106 color plates. Fronts piece handmade woodblock print by Serizawa Keisuke. Condition-Very good, like new. Signed copy by Director Tonomura August 2, 1972. 1972 Museum pamplet included. Photos and descriptions include mainly antique folk c...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1980 item #1176071 (stock #B-8)
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$200.00
"Kaiseki: Zen Tastes in Japanese Cooking" by Kaichi Tsuji. 1972 First Edition, Kodansha. 207 pages. COlor & B/W plates, plus original wood block prints by Masakazu Kuwata. Introduction by Soshitsu Sen (grandmaster of Urasenke School of Chanoyu,) Foreward by Nobel Prize novelist Yasunari Kawabata. Clothbund Hardvover. Book Condition-New, but 2 cm tear on original paper dust jacket. "The harmony, repose, and rhythm that one senses in the mood of the tearoom have their palatable echos in every...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1980 item #1176098 (stock #B-16)
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$325.00
"Hamada Potter" by Bernard Leach. 1975 First Edition, Kodansha. Hadmade paper bound hard cover with original plastic dust cover. The book is bound with hand-laid paper from Fukui Prefecture coated with pine resin sizing. The titling on the cover and spine was silk-screened with natural Japanese lacquer by Wajima Craft, with the held of the lacquer artists Keisuke Ichinaka and Isaburou Kado. The image is Hamada's signature broken sugar cane motif which adorned so many of his pots. 305 pages with...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1176106 (stock #B-19)
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"Folk Traditions in Japanese Art" by Victor and Takako Hauge. 1978 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hard Cover with original dust jacket. 272 pages with 190 pages of color and B/W plates with full descriptions. Condition - New. "This book commemorates the first major traveling exhibition of objects drawn from Japan's great folk traditions. Representing major areas of Japanese folk arts - among them, textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, bamboo objects, furniture, and religious objects - this...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1980 item #1176107 (stock #B-20)
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"The Tea Ceremony" by Sen'o Tanaka. First Edition, 1973, Kodansha Japan. With Original Cardboard Cover, Condition - New, highly collectible. 214 pages with numerous color and black and white plates showing tea ceremony culture: prized tea ware and utensils, gardens and architecture, and cha no yu practices. Contents include tea ceremony history, aesthetics, tea masters, styles of tea ceremony, tea architecture and tea gardens, and performance guidelines. "The Tea Ceremony" was a historically imp...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1176114 (stock #B-21)
WaSabiDou Antiques and Folk Crafts
$225.00
"The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty" by Soetsu Yanagi, Foreward by Shoji Hamada, adapted by Bernard Leach. 1973 second printing, Kodansha. Hand-laid paper bound hard cover wit original plastic dust jacket. Book condition - New, small tear (4 cm) on plastic cover. 12 Color and 64 B/W plates. The "bible" of Folk Craft Theory (Mingei Biron) in English. "This book challenges the conventional ideas of art and beauty. What is the value of things made by an anonymous craftsman wo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1208600 (stock #SK-2)
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Woodblock Print of Traditional Japanese Folk Potteries by Serizawa Keisuke. Issued by Nihon Mingeikan (Japan Folk Craft Museum) in 1970. H. 20"(51cm) x W. 26"(66cm.) Excellent colors, light toning to paper. Printed text in Japanese. See also SK-1 in English. Keisuke Serizawa (5/13/1895 - 4/5/1984) was designated a Ningen Kokuho (National Living Treasure) in 1956 for his work in katazome stencil dyeing. He spent considerable time studying Ryuukyuu Bingata techniques in Okinawa and this influen...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1208601 (stock #SK-1)
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Woodblock Print of Traditional Japanese Folk Potteries by Serizawa Keisuke. Issued by Nihon Mingeikan (Japan Folk Craft Museum) in 1970. H. 20"(51cm) x W. 26"(66cm.) Excellent colors, light toning to paper. Printed text in English. See also SK-2 in Japanese. Keisuke Serizawa (5/13/1895 - 4/5/1984) was designated a Ningen Kokuho (National Living Treasure) in 1956 for his work in katazome stencil dyeing. He spent considerable time studying Ryuukyuu Bingata techniques in Okinawa and this influence ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1980 item #1231017 (stock #AA1)
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Hamada Shoji saku (made by Shoji Hamada,) Ryuukyuu Kamado (Okinawa Kiln,) Aka-e Chawan (Red overglaze enamel Tea Bowl,) 1972. H. 3”(7.75cm) x Dia. 4.5”(11.5cm.) Footring diameter 2”(5cm.) Weight 13.5oz(384g.) Signed wooden box included. Okinawan motif and color palette (red, green, ochre on white background) on bowl with 9 facets around (see enlargement #2, bottom view.) Small areas of glaze loss around rim (see enlargement photos & comments below) measuring from 30mm to 2.5cm in length. M...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 1990 item #409141 (stock #EC-1)
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Framed woodblock print by Kyoto artist, Clifton Karhu. "Afternoon in Gion" shows an image down a street in this well-known distrct of Kyoto. Signed and dated, 1978, #17 of edition of 100. Image size: H.16 x W.16", Frame size: H.22 x W.21.5". Print and frame are both in good condition. Clifton Karhu was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1927. His early experience in Japan was as an American soldier, stationed at Sasebo from 1946 to 1948; then later as a missionary for the Lutheran Church from 1952 ...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 1990 item #409145 (stock #EC-2)
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Framed Woodblock print by Kyoto artist Clifton Karhu. Image of "Ginkakuji" (The Temple of the Silver Pavillion"), a well-known Kyoto landmark. Contrary to many of Karhu's prints which use multiple colors in architectural scenes, this print uses only shades of indigo within the strong black key lines, as well as the masterful use of woodgrain in the foreground to capture the famous dry garden at this temple. The use of various shades of indigo is reminiscient of the "aizuri-e", blue prints, of th...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 1990 item #409167 (stock #EC-6)
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$375.00
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 : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #759190 (stock #T-41)
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$45.00
Katazome (stencil-dyed) Maekake (apron), Shop Apron for Konnyaku Store. Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Yamachuu,” Nihonmatsu City (Fukushima Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie. Top line: “Naigai Nousan Shushi” (Grown from Domestic Seeds?,) 2nd line: “Konnyaku Seizou” (Konnyaku Factory,) center logo” “Yamachuu,” 1st address line: “Nihonmatsu-shi Rotari-mae” (Nihonmatsu City, in front of the Rotary,) 2nd addr...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #759191 (stock #LE-7)
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$65.00
Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron, for a Sake purveyor, central logo reads “Cha” (Tea, the common name of drinking establishments in old Japan was “Cha-ya,” or “Tea House.” Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address, braided cotton waist tie. All lines read right to left, and top to bottom, in the old pre-WWII style. Unsure on actual readings, but meanings are clear. Top line : “Okagura” (Sacred Offering Dance Before the Gods,) right side: “Mei Shu” (Famous brand...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 1990 item #759194 (stock #LE-9)
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Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Dai Maru,” Akita City (Akita Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie. Top line: “Akita-shi Chuuo Oroshi Uri Ichiba” (Akita City Central Wholesale Market,) logo: “Dai Maru” (Big Circle,) 3rd line: “Akita Dai Maru Seika Kabushiki Gaisha” (Akita Dai Maru Produce Inc.,) last line: “Denwa (telephone) 0188 Daihyou (main number) 69-5591.” Very good condition. Late1900’s. L.28”(71cm) x W.18...