Samurai War Helmet. 18th century, Japan. The helmet bowl (“hachi”) is constructed of five plates in the form of a conch shell war trumpet. The gold lacquer interior indicates that the helmet was made for a very high ranking samurai.
By ceramic artist Anzai Kenta, Japan
Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century, Japan
Attributed to the artist Ryûsa
Carved ivory; H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm), Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.1271). MET
Gendai bijin no zu 現代美人之図 (modern beauty figure) - Ashikaga meisen posutaa genga 足利銘仙ポスター原画 (Ashikaga Meisen painting poster) - 1928, Japan
Artist Kitano Tsunetomi 北野恒富 (1880-1947)
Yumi-dai (archery stand) comprising a wooden shaft with brass and tooled leather mounts, with two bows of black lacquer bound with red-lacquered rattan bands, 119.5cm (47in); the utsubo (quiver) of roiro, lacquered in gold hiramakie with mitsu-tomoe mon containing ten bamboo-shaft arrows with gold and black lacquer details. About mid-19th century, Japan
"Standing yujo" Ukiyo-e woodblock print, about 1720’s, Japan, by artist Nishimura Shigenobu.