Temple entrance in Nara, Japan.  Photography by Renan Gicquel on 500px

 

Temple entrance in Nara, Japan.  Photography by Renan Gicquel on 500px

 

(Source: 500px.com)

cavinmorrisgallery:

Regional Masks
Japan - Tengu Mask, 19th c.??
Lacquered wood, hair
8.25 x 6.25 x 6.5 inches
21 x 15.9 x 16.5 cm
M 64

cavinmorrisgallery:

Regional Masks

Japan - Tengu Mask, 19th c.??

Lacquered wood, hair

8.25 x 6.25 x 6.5 inches

21 x 15.9 x 16.5 cm

M 64

"Prayer".  Contemporary glasswork. Kyoto, Japan

"Prayer".  Contemporary glasswork. Kyoto, Japan

(Source: Flickr / nobuflickr)

fishstickmonkey:

Okimono in the Form of a Raven
Myōchin Munesuke  (Japanese, Edo period, 1688–1735)
Date: early 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel
Dimensions: L. 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art

fishstickmonkey:

Okimono in the Form of a Raven

Myōchin Munesuke
(Japanese, Edo period, 1688–1735)

Date: early 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel
Dimensions: L. 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
A lacquer writing box (suzuribako)

Edo period (19th century),  Japan Rectangular and the cover with canted edges and designed on the exterior with a moonlit scene of autumn grasses rendered in two shades of gold takamakie and hiramakie, gold and silver foil and hirame on glossy brown ground sprinkled with muranashiji, the full moon inlaid in silver, the design continuing onto the sides of the box, the underside of the cover with a scene of plovers beneath a craggy pine and a red, setting sun, in gold, black and red togidashi, gold hiramakie, takamakie and hirame, the interior fitted with a removable inner tray designed in hirame and gold and black togidashi clouds and fitted with a rectangular inkstone lacquered on the edges and exterior in funadame and hirame on a black ground, and a silver water dropper cast as a plum blossom set into a three-tiered reservoir 8 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 1 1/2in (22.5 x 19.7 x 3.8cm).  Text and images via Bonhams

A lacquer writing box (suzuribako)

Edo period (19th century),  Japan
Rectangular and the cover with canted edges and designed on the exterior with a moonlit scene of autumn grasses rendered in two shades of gold takamakie and hiramakie, gold and silver foil and hirame on glossy brown ground sprinkled with muranashiji, the full moon inlaid in silver, the design continuing onto the sides of the box, the underside of the cover with a scene of plovers beneath a craggy pine and a red, setting sun, in gold, black and red togidashi, gold hiramakie, takamakie and hirame, the interior fitted with a removable inner tray designed in hirame and gold and black togidashi clouds and fitted with a rectangular inkstone lacquered on the edges and exterior in funadame and hirame on a black ground, and a silver water dropper cast as a plum blossom set into a three-tiered reservoir
8 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 1 1/2in (22.5 x 19.7 x 3.8cm).  Text and images via Bonhams

(Source: bonhams.com)

solairebee:


Itō Jakuchū (Japanese, 1716-1800), Old Pine Tree and Peacock

solairebee:

Itō Jakuchū (Japanese, 1716-1800), Old Pine Tree and Peacock

thekimonogallery:

A silk rinzu kimono featuring vertical faux-shibori ‘yabane’ (arrow feather) motifs.  Early Showa period (1927-1940), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery

A fine Satsuma bottle vase

By Yabu Meizan, Meiji period (late 19th century) Designed with a compressed ovoid body and slender neck terminating in a garlic bulb mouth and decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt on a clear crackle glaze with a Daimyo procession above bands of misty pines, the shoulder with an overlapping floral collar punctuated with a geometric band, the neck with trailing wisteria and sparrows, the rim with ashibori dot band, and the foot with a key-fret band, signed Yabu Meizan in gilt 6 1/8in (15.5cm) high.  Text and images via Bonhams

A fine Satsuma bottle vase

By Yabu Meizan, Meiji period (late 19th century)
Designed with a compressed ovoid body and slender neck terminating in a garlic bulb mouth and decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt on a clear crackle glaze with a Daimyo procession above bands of misty pines, the shoulder with an overlapping floral collar punctuated with a geometric band, the neck with trailing wisteria and sparrows, the rim with ashibori dot band, and the foot with a key-fret band, signed Yabu Meizan in gilt
6 1/8in (15.5cm) high.  Text and images via Bonhams

(Source: bonhams.com)

Warrior Minamoto Yoshiie, 1039-1106 .  Ink, color and gold on silk, hanging scroll.  Artist Nagasawa Rosetsu, about 1790’s, Japan

 

Warrior Minamoto Yoshiie, 1039-1106 .  Ink, color and gold on silk, hanging scroll.  Artist Nagasawa Rosetsu, about 1790’s, Japan

 

(Source: onizazen.collectrium.com)

Wooden tray by TAZAWA Yusuke, Japan 田澤祐介

Wooden tray by TAZAWA Yusuke, Japan 田澤祐介