Japanese Signed Ohi Kogo ...

This incense container, (Kogo), used for the Japanese tea ceremony is in the traditional shape with removable lid in the reddish-brown, amber glazed luster finish with signature on the bottom of the piece. This kogo sits comfortably in the hands of the holder and presents a fine play of textures and amber tones. It has […]

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Modern Japanese Signed Oh...

Winter Chawan by Ohi Chozaemon X, late Showa period. The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century. The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the […]

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Vintage Japanese Shishiga...

This is a wonderful example of Ittobori style carved Shi Shi (lion dog) articulated head. Shi Shi are known to “repel evil spirits”. The jaw is attached by a wooden dowel, which allows the mouth to open and close. Tapping your finger rapidly on the chin makes a wood clapping sound to bring attention to its’ presence. Age: Pre-1970. It’s condition […]

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Vintage Japanese Spring A...

This piece, called a “Rice-eating mouse – Komekui Nezumi” is a handmade spring action folk toy which gave inspiration to the development of the now famous anime, (Anime began at the start of the 20th century when Japanese filmmakers experimented with animation techniques which is now a major at most universities around the world). This toy is made […]

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Exceptional Vintage Man...

This Kimono design is called Shibori, which is known to be one of the oldest dying techniques in Japan, most popular in the early Edo period. This lined Museum quality Kimono has a taupe dyed two-dimensional shippo-tsunagi, (linked circle), geometric design on the surface and handmade for a gentleman, (not machine mass-produced using computer aided […]

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Antique Pair of Japanese ...

Shown is an pair of Antique Japanese Hair sticks using floral carved Apple Jade for the decorative ends. One simulates a flower in bloom with a black lacquered stick, and the other a detailed leaf with a natural wood stick, both have silver fittings attaching the jade to the stick. This Kanzashi pulls apart on […]

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Antique Japanese Coral Ka...

Shown is an Antique Japanese Hair stick using floral carved Coral for the decorative ends. This Kanzashi pulls apart on both ends for ease of use and shows that the stick base is made of boxwood wood with brass fittings. Worn on the back of the chignon. Dimensions: 6-1/2”L. Condition: Excellent. Additional Information — Kanzashi are […]

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Japanese Maki-e Kanzashi-...

Shown is an Antique Japanese Hairpin decorated using Japanese Makie (Gold lacquer), illustrating wild flowers utilizing Mother-of-Pearl. The same gold lacquer motif on both ends of the hairpin.  This Kanzashi pulls apart for ease of use and shows that the base is wood with lacquer finish and has extremely fine decoration. Dimensions:5-1/2”L. Condition: Excellent. Additional Information […]

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Antique Japanese Lacquere...

Shown is an Antique black lacquered Kanzashi with Mother-of-Pearl floral decorative ends. This Kanzashi pulls apart for ease of use and shows that the base is wood with lacquer finish and has extremely fine decoration. Dimensions: 5-3/4”L. Condition: Excellent. Additional Information — Kanzashi are elaborate Japanese hair ornaments often worn with traditional Japanese clothing and now […]

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Vintage Japanese Kushi Go...

Shown is a Vintage Japanese Hair comb set consisting of two pieces. The pair of hair accessories have been decorated using Japanese Makie (Gold lacquer), illustrating a pattern of flowers, leaves and and a exaggerated face in the left hand corner of the comb. The gold lacquer work goes down just to the edge of […]

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Antique Ball Style Kanzas...

Traditional two prong Tama metal hair pin, (bronze finish), with one Coral Bead and spoon at the end. The set is complete with seven Tama Coral Beads which were typically tied to the hair or bun. These prong style Kanzashi were only decorated with a simple coral bead on the end. Traditionally a red tama […]

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Japanese Vintage Metal Ka...

This delicate two pronged Kanzashi is hand crafted in metal with a gold and silver wash, illustrating a beautifully rendered chrysanthemum and complimenting flowers with an ear spoon at the end. At some point in history in Japan, hair ornamentation was prohibited by law. To circumvent that law, an ear spoon was attached to the […]

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