Japanese Edo Period Silver and Gilt Hair Pin (Kanzashi).  About early 19th century, Japan

Japanese Edo Period Silver and Gilt Hair Pin (Kanzashi).  About early 19th century, Japan

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.

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.

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By ceramic artist Anzai Kenta, Japan

By ceramic artist Anzai Kenta, Japan

Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century, Japan Attributed to the artist RyûsaCarved 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

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

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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)


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)

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Wood Netsuke of a hare.  Artist Ranko, 19th century, Japan.

Wood Netsuke of a hare.  Artist Ranko, 19th century, Japan.

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

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

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"Standing yujo"  Ukiyo-e woodblock print, about 1720’s, Japan, by artist Nishimura Shigenobu.

thekimonogallery:

"Standing yujo"  Ukiyo-e woodblock print, about 1720’s, Japan, by artist Nishimura Shigenobu.

Three rats eating a fish head.  Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan.  18th-19th century (Edo-Meiji)

Three rats eating a fish head.  Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan.  18th-19th century (Edo-Meiji)

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