Vintage Japanese Red Kama...

This is a vintage red Kamakura-Bori Urushi lacquered document box with carved lid in an Iris motif. The side of the lid is beautifully textured and carved giving further decorative detailing to the piece. The interior is black and contains two lacquered pieces to separate documents. Excellent condition with no dings or chips. Typical of […]

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Vintage Japanese Bronze T...

This Japanese bronze Usabata has a beautiful and natural rich dark brown patina and is from the Showa period. The piece is in excellent and original condition. Objects of this type were first discovered by Westerners during international expositions. The entire piece is bronze, and has a raised village and mountain landscape motif in the […]

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Set of Five Japanese Ging...

Pictured is a set of porcelain chopstick rests, (hashioki), used to keep chopstick tips off the table and to prevent used chopsticks from contaminating or rolling off tables. This particular set is in beautiful, excellent condition with a silver and red glazing emphasizing the gingko design. Additional Information— Chopstick rests come in various shapes and […]

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Set of Four Japanese Wood...

Pictured is an extremely fine oshibori tray in black and red lacquer on sandalwood. This particular type is only used by people of high ranking or in places where quality is important within a traditional setting. Oshibori expresses the Japanese people’s high regards for cleanliness and hospitality. Additional Information— An oshibori is a hot, wet […]

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Set of Five Japanese Echi...

The Japanese people have some very interesting eating utensils, and one such implement is the lacquered wood fork used for eating sweets. These eating forks are specifically fashioned by hand and made to both cut, and pierce what is to be eaten. The wood base can be chestnut, birch, (mizume), or zelkova. As based in […]

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Japanese Portable Tea Cer...

This is a tea ceremony set in a portable carrying box with an interior drawer to hold tea implements. The piece is finished off with the use of a bronze handle and pull. The box (shuno-bako) is made of Kiri wood, (pine), which is native to the Japanese Islands. It is extremely rare to find […]

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Japanese Oribe Ware Squar...

The images represent two indented rectangular Oribe bowls referred to as Mukozuke. The characteristics of these pieces are the deliberately free-formed distortion of imbalance; a line drawing motif/decoration combined with a textile-like motif to create a textured aesthetic. The iron glaze color on this piece is a deep copper-green with earth-tone patterns. The exterior of […]

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Japanese Iron Kanemono Po...

This is a wonderful example of the finest of Japanese late 18th century metalwork, in the form of a kanemono, or clasp, with its original copper back plate. The composition of the piece incorporates gold highlights on a darker black metal base illustrating a Sumo accepting his award in the standard squat, (shagamu), position with […]

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Japanese Iron Kanemono Po...

This is a beautiful, high relief example of the finest of Japanese 19th century metalwork, in the form of a kanemono, or clasp, with its original silver back plate. The piece incorporates deep detailing in the form of a dragon, tiger, waves and clouds. The composition of the piece incorporates gold and silver highlights on […]

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Japanese Iron Kanemono Po...

This is an exquisite example of the finest of Japanese 19th century metalwork, in the form of a kanemono, or clasp with its original silver back plate. The high-relief repousse depicts a dragon in silver and a tiger in gold, magnificent in its composition and detail, down to the minute working of the dragon’s scales […]

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Vintage Elegant Kokeshi P...

The pair of Kokeshi pictured are decorated with rhythmical irregular stripes with beautifully detailed obi emphasizing the charm of this contemporary pair. The artist is Tomegoro with the artists name and onsen imprinted to the back of each piece. These were purchased in 1962 at the Hakkeien hotel at the Nagaoka Hot Spring where his […]

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Unusual Pair of Haniwa Fi...

The two figures represented here show a wooden Haniwa female, and Haniwa warrior in heavy armor, (a testament to authority grounded in military prowess), and represented with the use of wrapped cord to imitate their traditional costume.Dimensions: Female figure- 9-1/2”h and the male figure- 10-1/4”h. Historical Information — Ningyou, or Japanese dolls, have a long […]

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