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Samples of Japanese beauty Three centuries of Japanese design


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1. Katsukawa Shunsho (1726-1792)

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2. Isoda Koryûsai (1735–1790)

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3. Torii Kiyonaga (1752–1815)

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4. Kitao Masanobu (1761-1816)

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5. Hosoda Eishi (1756-1829)

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6. Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)

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7. Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)

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previous page 8-9. Keisai Eisen (1790-1848)

10. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)

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previous page 11-12. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)

13. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (1786-1865)

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previous page 14-15. Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

16. Utagawa Yo shitora (act. 1850-1870)

17. Utagawa Yo shiiku (1833-1904)

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Next page 18. Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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19. Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)


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20. Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

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21. Ko bayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

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22-23. Tsukioka Yo shitoshi (1839-1892)

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24-25. Tsukioka Yo shitoshi (1839-1892)

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previous page 26-27. Charles W. Bartlett (1860-1940)

28. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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29. Kawase Hasui

next page

(1883-1957) 30. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

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previous page 31-32. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

33. Oda Kazuma (1881-1956)

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34. Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1889-1948)

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35. Kitano Tsunetomi (1880-1947)

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36. Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)

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37. Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)

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38. Hirano Hakuho (1879-1957)

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39-40. Ohara Ko son (1877-1945)

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41-42. Ohara Ko son (1877-1945)

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43. Shimizu Masahiro (1914-?)

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44. Shimizu Masahiro (1914-?)

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45. Kawanishi Hide (1894-1965)

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46. Natori Shunsen (1886-1960) next page 47. Natori Shunsen (1886-1960)

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48. Furuyama Moroshige (active 1684–1704)

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49. Anonymous (early 18th century)

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50. Miura MeihĂ´ (1900-1975)

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51. Kamisaka Yukichi (1886-1938) 52. Ta kamitsu (n.d.)

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53. Anonymous

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54. Zôhiko


55. Murata Sôkaku (b. 1953)

56. Anonymous

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57. Tsuruta Shinsai (1866-1942)

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58. Artist unidentified (c. 1935)


59.ZĂ´hiko

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60. Ippyôsai Ryô (b. 1971)

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61. Anonymous


62. Na kajima Ya sumi II (1905 - 1986)

63. Hannya Kankei (b. 1933)

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64. Asahi Seisei (n.d.)

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65. Ikeno ShunpĂ´ (n.d.)


66. Na kajima Ya sumi I (1877-1952)

67. Numata Ichiga (1873 – 1954)

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68. Miura Chikusen I (1854-1915) and Imao Keinen (1845-1924)

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69. Kayoko Hoshino (b. 1946)


70. Ka yoko Hoshino (b. 1946)

71. ChikuedĂ´ Tsuibu (b. 1956)

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72. Murata Ta kuya (b. 1982)

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73. Murata Takuya (b. 1982)


74. Inaba Chikako (b. 1974)

75. Inaba Chikako (b. 1974)

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76. Ta kahashi Yรปma (b. 1988) and Matsunaga Keita (b. 1986)

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77. Keita Matsunaga (b. 1986)


Prints

5. Hosoda Eishi 2l/ (1756-1829)

9. Keisai Eisen WiZ^q(1790-1848)

Two courtesans and a young apprentice, no. 4 from an

SĂ´men waterfall-from the series Famous views of the Nikko

1. Katsukawa Shunsho 3s` (1726-1792)

untitled series, with poem above.

mountains.

Shizuka Gozen and Minamoto Yoshistune with his

Signed Eishi ga. Aiban.

Signed Keisai Eisen utsusu, with seals reading Ei and sen.

retainer SatĂ´ Tadanobu dancing, in an act from Yoshitsune

Published by Nishimuraya Yohachi, c. 1792.

Published by Yamamotoya Heikichi c. 1844.

Senbon Zakura.

Very good impression, good colour and condition.

Very good impression, colour and condition. Faint horizontal

Signed Shunsho ga. ChĂťban.

A lovely delicate early print of beauties. Nishimuraya published

centerfold.

Published c. 1779.

several series in the aiban format around this time.

Very good impression, colour and condition.

10. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) 6. Utagawa Toyokuni I rsfp (1769-1825)

rsp[ (hjersfp) (1786-1865)

2. Isoda KoryÝsai *l 7i (1735–1790)

A double portrait showing the actors Ichikawa OmezĂ´ I as

View of a sudden rainstorm.

A woman holding a cat.

Asahina and Matsumoto Yonesaburo I as the courtesan

Signed Gototei Kunisada ga on all three sheets.

Signed KoryĂť ga. ChĂťban.

Shosho. From the play Kiite hajime kosode Soga, performed

Published by Yamamotoya Heikichi ion c. 1825.

Published c. 1770.

at the New Year of 1798 in the Kiri theatre in Edo.

Very good impression, colour and condition. The poem on the fan

Signed Toyokuni ga.

on the floor is written by the actor Ichikawa Danjuro VII.

Published by Nishimuraya Yohachi in 1798.

Illustrated The Baur Collection, pl. G262.

Very good impression, colour and condition.

3. Torii Kiyonaga AHm (1752–1815)

Fine impression, colour and condition. Full size in exceptional

Woman gossiping near a praying monk, from the series

condition.

11. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Ten poems of moral precepts.

Other impressions: Coll. Pulverer, Honolulu Art Museum

rsp[ (hjersfp) (1786-1865)

Signed Kiyonaga ga. ChĂťban. Published c. 1785. Very good impression, colour and condition.

Seki SanjĂťrĂ´ II as DairyĂ´ Hisayoshi, from an untitled 7. Keisai Eisen WiZ^ (1790-1848)

series of actors with their poems.

Triptych of three courtesans on parade, showing

Signed Gototei Kunisada ga; ShĂťyatei KinshĂ´.

Hanamado of the Ôgi house on the right, in the middle

Published by Ômiya Heihachi in 1826.

4. Kitao Masanobu >9# (1761-1816)

Tokiwazu of the Ebi house and Matsumura from the

Very good impression, colour and condition.

The kyĂ´ka poet Shikatsube no Magao in a bushclover

Matsuba house on the left.

This portrait and the next one are connected to the play Sanmon

garden, with a poem by Hanamichi no Tsurane (penname

Signed Keisai Eisen ga on all three sheets.

gosan no kiri (The golden gate and the paulownia crest), which was

of kabuki actor Ichikawa DanjĂťrĂ´ V).

Published by Ezakiya Kichibei, c. 1828

performed at the Nakamura Theatre in the third month of 1826.

Signed Masanobu ga. Hosoban.

Very good impression, colour and condition.

Published by Koshodo c. 1786-87.

The poem written by Seki SanjĂťrĂ´ II is signed by his poet name Kazan. Twelve designs are currently known from this series.

Very good impression, colour and condition. Slightly soiled in left

8. Keisai Eisen WiZ^ (1790-1848)

top corner

Kegon waterfall, view of one of the three falls, from the

12. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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series Famous views of the Nikko mountains.

rsp[ (hjersfp) (1786-1865)

Signed Keisai Eisen utsusu, with seal reading Ippitsu.

Matsumoto KĂ´shirĂ´ V as Ishikawa Goemon, from an

Published by Yamamotoya Heikichi c. 1844.

untitled series of actors with their poems.

Very good impression, colour and condition.

Signed Gototei Kunisada ga. Published by Ômiya Heihachi in 1826.

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Very good impression, colour and condition.

Text (right to left):

19. Kobayashi Kiyochika nUmS (1847-1915)

The poem is by Matsumoto Kôshirô V himself signed Shûyatei

A long time ago the Dutch already were very skilled in navigation,

Mount Fuji from Abe river.

Kinshô. This particular design is known in two editions with

and Dutch ships sailed around the world. The Dutch are very

Signed Kobayashi Kiyochika sha.

either brown or green borders at the end of his kimono sleeves.

well versed in shipbuilding and of how to use ships profitably for

Published by Matsuki Heikichi in March of 1881.

See Kunisada (2016), p. 88, pl. 68.

foreign markets. They chose good materials and worked like

Very good impression, colour and condition.

when building up stone walls; they used iron nails and filled up

The text in lower left reads: ’Six p.m. in mid-January’.

13. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

cracks with tar and hemp.

An extremely rare design. Sketches made along the Tôkaidô by

rsp[ (hjersfp) (1786-1865)

In the fourth month they sailed from their country (from

Kiyochika have been preserved. The location, near Shizuoka is

The actor Bando Yasosuke I as Hige no Ikyu, from the

Indonesia, the journey from Indonesia lasted much longer) and in

known for its Abekawa-mochi, a dumpling made of sweet rice.

deluxe series of (large head portraits) produced during the

the sixth month they arrived here. When (the ship arrives) in

final years of his life.

Nagasaki and the cannons, which are placed side by side, are

20. Kobayashi Kiyochika nUmS (1847-1915)

Signed Toyokuni ga.

fired, clouds appear and make the ship invisible. When the smoke

The masts at Mihonoura.

Published by Ebisuya Shoshichi (Kinshodo) in 7/1863.

has risen, the sails that had been visible in large numbers

Signed Kobayashi Kiyochika ga.

Fine impression, colour and condition, with incredible printing of

suddenly appear to have been rolled up. Upon departure they

Published by Matsuki Heikichi on January 20, 1881.

his grey hairs. Laid down.

also fire cannons, and before the smoke has disappeared they

Very good impression, colour and condition.

have already hoisted the sails, astonishing the spectators.

14. Utagawa Hiroshige rsTV (1797-1858)

Their maneuvering is truly miraculously fast and mysterious.

21. Kobayashi Kiyochika nUmS (1847-1915)

Koganei in Musashi Province, from the series Thirty-six

(Source: International Institute of Social History)

Mount Fuji at sunset on the lake in Suruga province.

views of mount Fuji.

Signed Kobayashi Kiyochika

Signed Hiroshige ga.

17. Utagawa Yoshiiku rsk4 (1833-1904)

Published by Tsutaya Kichizô in 1858.

Dutch Couple.

Very good impression, very good colour and condition.

Published by Matsuki Heikichi in 1878 Very good impression colour and condition.

Signed Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga. Published by Fujiokaya Keijirô in the first month of 1861.

22. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi X_ka (1839-1892)

15. Utagawa Hiroshige rsTV (1797-1858)

Very good impression colour and condition. Full size unbacked,

Looking suitable: the appearance of a brothel geisha of the Koka

Mokubo temple and vegetable fields by the Uchi river, from the

a few tiny wormholes.

era, from the series Thirty-two aspects of customs and manners.

series One hundred famous views of Edo.

Signed Yoshitoshi ga.

Signed Hiroshige ga.

18. Utagawa Hiroshige II OjersTV (1826 - 1869)

Published by Uoya Heikichi in 12/1857.

A triptych titled A picture of prosperity: America.

Very good impression, colour and condition. Early printing of a

Signed Hiroshige ga on all three sheets.

second state, full size including date and publisher’s seals in top

Published by Yamashiroya Jinbei in 1861.

and left margin.

Very good impression colour and condition.

Published by Tsunashima Kamekichi in 1888. Very good impression, colour and condition. First state.

23. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi X_ka (1839-1892) Looking frozen: the appearance of a Fukugawa Nakamachi

A view of an imaginary square in America. Hiroshige II based his

geisha in the Tempo era, from the series Thirty-two aspects of

16. Utagawa Yoshitora rsk6 (act. 1850-1870)

design on an illustration he found in the March 7 1860 issue of the

customs and manners.

Dutch ship.

Illustrated London News of the Fredericksburg castle near

Signed Yoshitoshi ga.

Published by Shimaya (in Yokohama), 1859.

Copenhagen.

Published by Tsunashima Kamekichi in 1888.

Very good impression, colour and condition.

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Very good impression, colour and condition. First state.


24. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi X_ka (1839-1892)

29. Kawase Hasui sbco (1883-1957)

34. Kobayakawa Kiyoshi nsm (1889-1948)

Fukami Jikyu, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon.

TennĂ´ temple in Osaka, from the series Souvenirs of travel,

Western-style dancing.

Signed Yoshitoshi, with Taiso seal.

third series.

Signed Kiyoshi, with seal reading Kobayakawa.

Published in 1887 by Akiyama Buemon.

Signed Hasui, with Kawase seal.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in 1934.

Very good impression, colour and condition.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in 1927.

Fukami Jikyu was a flamboyant otokodate, a kind of cross between

Very good impression colour and condition.

Robin Hood and ‘the ombudsman’.

See Kawase Hasui, The complete woodblock prints, pl. 135.

Fine impression, colour and condition.

35. Kitano Tsunetomi >d80 (1880-1947) The Heron maiden.

25. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi X_ka (1839-1892)

30. Kawase Hasui sbco (1883-1957)

Signed Tsunetomi hitsu.

Songoku, Jade rabbit, from the series One hundred aspects of

Suhara in Kiso, from the series Selection of scenes of Japan.

Published by Nezu SeitarĂ´, c. 1925.

the moon.

Signed Hasui, with Kawase seal.

Fine impression, colour and condition.

Signed Yoshitoshi, with Taiso seal.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in 1925.

Tsunetomi’s most important print, and one of the icons of 20th

Published in 1889 by Akiyama Buemon. Good impression, colour and condition. Backed.

Fine impression colour and condition.

century Japanese printmaking.

See Kawase Hasui, The complete woodblock prints, pl. 115.

36. Ito Shinsui

1o (1898-1972)

26. Charles W. Bartlett (1860-1940)

31. Kawase Hasui sbco (1883-1957)

Nails, from the series Second series of modern beauties.

Negishi.

Snow at MukĂ´jima.

Signed Shinsui ga with Shinsui seal.

With CWB seal.

Signed Hasui, with Kawase seal.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in 1936.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in 1916.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in December 1931.

Very good impression colour and condition.

Fine impression, colour and condition.

Fine impression, colour and condition. See Kawase Hasui, The complete woodblock prints, pl. 261.

27. Charles W. Bartlett (1860-1940)

37. Torii Kotondo AH$ (1900-1976) Coming out of the bathhouse.

Kobe.

32. Kawase Hasui sbco (1883-1957)

Signed: Kotondo ga. On reverse the limitation seal.

Signed Charles W Bartlett in red pencil, with CWB seal.

Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto at night.

Published by Ikeda in 1933.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in 1916.

Signed Hasui, with Kawase seal.

Very good impression colour and condition.

28. Kawase Hasui sbco (1883-1957)

Fine impression, colour and condition.

38. Hirano HakuhĂ´ d-J (1879-1957)

See Kawase Hasui, The complete woodblock prints, pl. 324.

Woman in summer kimono in Beppu.

Lingering snow at Inokashira, from the series Twelve scenes of

Signed: Hakuho plus seal.

Tokyo.

33. Oda Kazuma l\ (1881-1956)

Signed Hasui, with Hasui seal.

Tsukiji, from the series New views of Tokyo.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in spring of 1920.

Signed Kazuma Oda in pencil.

Very good impression, colour and condition. Very slight toning. See Kawase Hasui, The complete woodblock prints, pl. 29.

Fine impression, colour and condition.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in November 1933.

Self-published in 1925. Very good impression colour and condition.

Published by Watanabe ShĂ´zaburĂ´ in 1936. Fine impression, colour and condition.

39. Ohara Koson nYg] (1877-1945) Crow on snowy bough. Signed Koson, with seal. Published by Daikokuya, c. 1910.

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45. Kawanishi Hide s'Z (1894-1965)

49. Anonymous

Acrobatics.

An early 18th century shunga makimono depicting twelve

40. Ohara Koson nYg] (1877-1945)

Self-published in 1930.

scenes of amorous play and an introductory landscape

Egret standing in rain.

Signed top right corner: Kawanishi Hide, with seal Hide.

scene.

Fine impression, colour and condition.

Signed Shôson, with seal.

Very good impression, colour and condition.

Published by Watanabe Shôzaburô in 1928.

See: Waves of renewal, p. 242, pl. 193.

Unsigned, 29,5 x 840 cm Excellent condition, with ample use of luxury pigments.

Fine impression, colour and condition.

46. Natori Shunsen MQ`: (1886-1960)

Objects

41. Ohara Koson nYg] (1877-1945)

Ichikawa Chûsha as Takeuchi Mitsuhide, from the series A

White egret on a snow-covered willow tree.

collection of Shunsen's creative print likeness portraits.

50. Miura Meihô hP J (1900-1975)

Signed Shôson with seal.

Signed Shunsen, plus seal.

Three panel lacquer screen depicting boats on a beach.

Published by Watanabe Shôzaburô after 1926.

Published by Shunsen Hanga Kankôkai/Watanabe

Mixed technique of gold and silver lacquer, and mother-

Shôzaburô in 1926.

of-pearl inlay. With seal reading Meihô in the right bottom

Fine impression, colour and condition.

Fine impression, colour and condition. With original folder.

42. Ohara Koson nYg] (1877-1945)

corner. 135 cm (w) x 113 cm (h). Good general condition. Small area of colour loss in beach and

Great egret in flight, reeds below.

47. Natori Shunsen MQ`: (1886-1960)

Signed Shôson, plus seal.

The actor Matsumoto Kôshirô VII as Musashibô Benkei in

Published by Watanabe Shôzaburô in c. 1930.

the play The subscription list. This unique diptych was

51. Kamisaka Yukichi + (1886-1938)

commissioned by Kôshirô himself.

Black lacquer suzuribako. Decorated on the left side by a

Fine impression, colour and condition.

mother-of-pearl inlay.

On the right a poem by the actor reading:

golden band with stylized scrolling waves motive, next to

43. Shimizu Masahiro moD< (1914-?)

Seeing clearly, Spring mist, The dance of the sleeves.

it a stylized band of flowers. Inside decoration of stylized

Women shell divers in Ise.

Signed Kinshô (Mastumoto Kôshirô VII) (lower right)/

bamboo stalks with silver and golden leaves, and leaves

Signed on reverse on a label attached to the back.

Shunsen (upper left), with Shunsen seal and seal reading

with inlaid mother-of-pearl.

Self-published c. 1935.

Nanadaime Matsumoto Kôshirô.

25.5 cm (w) x 19.5 cm (d) x 7.5 cm (h).

In excellent condition, with hand written separate label with

Very good impression, colour and condition, slight toning.

With original box, signed inside ’Made by Kyoto lacquerer

signature in romaji.

With original folder (damaged).

Yukichi’ (Heian maki-e-shi Yukichi saku). On top of lid (from right to left): Kôetsu mizu maki-e suzuribako. (Kôetsu style,

44. Shimizu Masahiro moD< (1914-?)

48. Furuyama Moroshige g5V (active 1684–1704)

Two circus girls.

A shunga makimono depicting ten scenes of sexual

Kamisaka Yukichi is a lacquer artist, the younger brother of the

Signed M. Shimizu in pencil.

encounters.

famous painter Kamisaka Sekka. Yukichi was a pupil of Tomita

Self-published in 1934.

Signed at the end Yamato-e Hishikawa Moroshige zu with

Kichi. Both Yukichi and his brother Sekka have been heavily

Laid down on cardboard with written title, pencil signed in the

seals

inspired by the Rimpa style. Some of its characteristics are

right bottom corner. In excellent condition, with additional label

With lacquer box. 31,5 x 450 cm.

abundant usage of gold and silver, flowing lines and the delicate,

with his signature.

In good general condition. Some occasional vertical creasing.

water maki-e suzuribako).

abstracted portrayal of the natural world. Kôetsu is an early Edo period lacquerware style, named after the famous artist Hon’ami Kôetsu (1558-1637).

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52. Takamitsu LR (n.d.)

of the lid and stylized waves in gold on the side. 7 cm (h).

59. ZĂ´hiko ;@

Small lacquer suzuribako, with white lacquer background

With original box. On the box is written from right to left:

Suzuribako (writing box) decorated with maple leaves in

from titanium, ca 1935-1936. Decorated with red

nami tsuru (wave, crane) maki-e, natsugi (connected); this

maki-e (gold or silver sprinkled powder) and decorated

rhododendron, with black and golden leaves. Black

refers to the pattern of the natsume connecting from the

waves in Rimpa style, around 1920.

lacquer interior, decorated with sprinkled golden nashiji.

body of the natsume onto the lid. Signed by the artist,

21 cm (w) x 18 cm (d) x 3 cm (h).

Inner lid is signed by artist LR (presumably Takamitsu).

Murata SĂ´kaku, with artist seal.

Original box signed with Japanese seal ZĂ´hiko.

13,5 cm (w) x 12 cm (d) x 3,5 cm (h).

Murata SĂ´kaku was born in 1953 in Ishikawa prefecture, Yamanaka.

With original box, on the lid is written shakunage

Real name: Yoshinobu. After high school was taught the art of

60. IppyĂ´sai RyĂ´ \ i (b. 1971)

(rhododendron). Inside of lid is signed by the artist, with

lacquerware by his father. Started working independently in 1980.

Black natsume (lacquer tea caddy) with willow tree and cherry blossom flower decoration in maki-e. Inside silver-

seal. 56. Anonymous

sprinkled nashiji (gold or silver sprinkled powder). Inside

53. Anonymous

Silver lacquer natsume, decorated with willow tree in gold.

of the lid has been signed with a monogram by the artist.

Rectangular shaped brown kĂ´gĂ´ (incense container)

Black interior. 7 cm (h).

9 cm (h).

decorated with stylized willow tree in gold and gold-

With original box.

Original box, signed on the bottom with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;maki-e artist IppyĂ´saiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the IppyĂ´sai family crest. Inside lid of the

sprinkled nashiji. 7,5 cm (w) x 6 cm (b) x 2 cm (h). With original box with paper label on the side reading

57. Tsuruta Shinsai l&i (1866-1942)

yanagi (willow) maki-e, suzuenishi (rim of tin) lĂ´gĂ´.

Moon-shaped kĂ´gĂ´ (incense container), decorated with

Since the early Edo period the IppyĂ´sai noble family has

wooden box reads â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;willow sakura natsumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

golden autumn grass (musashino) on the lid and sides, and

produced high quality Kyoto tea ceremony lacquerware. For

54. ZĂ´hiko ;@

silver dewdrops. Decorated with gold-sprinkled nashiji on

centuries and generations they produce high quality products that adhere to the strict traditional rules.

Brown ZĂ´hiko suzuribako from ca. 1930, decorated with

the sides and interior of the kĂ´gĂ´.

autumn grasses. The interior is of black lacquer, decorated

9 cm (w) x 6,5 cm (d) x 3 cm (h).

with gold autumn grass. The inkstone (suzuri) represents a

With original box, reading tsuki katachi kĂ´gĂ´ (moon shaped

61. Anonymous

full moon. This is the classic Edo Musashino theme. The

incense container). Signed with seal by the artist in the

A beautiful wooden tea container made from hard tropical

lid is slightly warped. 27,5 cm (w) x 25 cm (d) x 4 cm (h).

bottom left corner Tsuruta, preceded by written seal kao,

wood variety with an intricate wood grain pattern. With

With original box. On the lid it is written aki no hana, maki-e

and Tsuru saku (made by Tsuru).

zono suzuribako, meaning this maki-e suzuribako is decorated

Tsuruta Shinsai (also known as WasaburĂ´ II) was born in

with autumn grass. With ZĂ´hiko seal, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;zĂ´â&#x20AC;&#x2122; depicted as an

Kanazawa and is a graduate from the private

elephant. The ZĂ´hiko company is specialized in high-

Musashino Art University in Kodaira, western Tokyo.

inner lid. 10 cm (w) x 12 cm (h). No box. 62. Nakajima Yasumi II OjEB?N (1905-1986) Red bronze vase with a single handle. Signed Yasumi on

quality lacquerware, with the origins of the shop going back as far as 1661. ZĂ´hikoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lacquerware is characterized

58. Artist unidentified (c. 1935)

the bottom. 13,5 cm (w) x 22 cm (h).

by its refined design, while also being of a robust nature.

Black natsume decorated with willow tree with inlaid raden

No box. Second generation bronze maker from Osaka.

Flat surfaces, sharp corners and a delicate finish are the

(mother-of-pearl). Inside rim decorated with stylized

visual characteristics of ZĂ´hikoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lacquerware.

cherry blossom petals. Interior of sprinkled gold maki-e.

63. Hannya Kankei ,W (b. 1933)

7 cm (h).

Large pumpkin-shaped bronze vase with studded ring.

With original wooden box, signed by artist.

With seal reading Kankei on bottom.

55. Murata SĂ´kaku Kl" (b. 1953) Silver natsume decorated with a flying crane in gold on top

29 cm (w) x 22,5 cm (h). No box.

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64. Asahi Seisei )m. (n.d.)

the war, he returned to Tokyo to assume the position

70. Kayoko Hoshino =dGIC (b. 1946)

Hare cast in silver with repoussé technique.

of president of the Ceramic Research Center, and

Stoneware bowl. 32 cm (w) x 12 cm (h), c. 2000.

20 cm (w) x 14 cm (d) x 9 cm (h), c. 1930.

exhibited at the government-sponsored Nitten. He

A typical example of Hoshino's style from 10-15 years ago,

Original box with outer lid reading ‘silver hare’, inner lid

received the Emperor’s Award (Onshi-sho) at the 10th

without the use of any glaze. The bowl’s shape suggests

signed Takamura Seisei with seal. Bottom of hare signed by

Japan Art Academy Exhibition on May 27th, 1954 and

folded paper. With incised decorations, applied by straw.

the artist.

died early the next month, on June 4th at the age of 82. 71. Chikuedô Tsuibu F (b. 1956)

65. Ikeno Shunpô (d`k (n.d.)

68. Miura Chikusen I hPF^ (1854-1915) and Imao

Open silver, copper and bronze container.

Wooden sculpture of a reclining hare on a pedestal.

Keinen 9a (1845-1924)

19,5 cm (w) x 15,5 cm (h).

29 cm (w) x 13 cm (h), c. 1925-35

Open ceramic bowl decorated with a landscape by Imao

With original signed box.

With original box signed: ‘made by Ikeno Shunpô’.

Keinen. 20,6 cm (w) x 10 cm (h).

Made with the nerikomi hagiawase hammer technique. With

Inner lid reads ‘wood carved hare ornament’.

With original box.

this technique multiple alloys are soldered, twisted,

Miura Chikusen I was an established ceramist in Kyoto as a

stretched and hammered. The process is repeated several

66. Nakajima Yasumi I \jEB?N (1877-1952)

supplier of tea wares. He was specialized in Kiyomizu-yaki and

times to create the base material. Alloys used are: bars of

A stylized sculpture of a standing heron on a pedestal in

Kyo-yaki, high quality porcelain used for the Japanese tea

silver, brass, kuromi-do (an alloy of copper and 0.1%-1.0%

black bronze. 39 cm (w) x 46 cm (h).

ceremonies. He studied under Takahashi Dôhachi III (1811-1879)

metallic arsenic) and shibu-ichi (an alloy of silver and

as a young boy and at the age of 29 started his own kiln in the

copper).

Few scratches on the pedestal.

Gojôzaka pottery district. He was also an accomplished painter,

Chikuedô Tsuibu started working with metal after failing his

67. Numata Ichiga l \% (1873–1954)

poet and calligrapher who was active in literati circles. He often

university entrance examinations. His father is Chikuedô Eishin,

Ceramic model of a mandarin duck.

collaborated with friends such as Imao Keinen to produce pieces.

an established metalsmith in Kyoto, and he encouraged him to

26 cm (w) x 17 cm (h). With original box.

The fifth generation still produces pottery in his kiln to this day.

study engraving of metal. His apprenticeship started in 1977 and

Born in Fukui Prefecture, Numata Ichiga studied at the Tokyo

Imao Keinen was born in Kyoto. He studied painting under

in 1990 Tsuibu established his own studio where he also teaches

School of Fine Art under Takeuchi Kyüichi. In 1903, at the age of

Umegawa Tôkyo (1828-1869) and calligraphy under Suzuki

his craft.

30, he was invited to enter the Sevres National (Porcelain) Factory

Hyakunen (1825-1891). In 1888 he was appointed professor at the

in France. In 1905, he studied bronze sculpture under Rodin. He

Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting. He frequently showed his

72. Murata Takuya Kl! (b. 1982)

returned to Japan in 1906 and became an assistant professor at the

work at exhibitions and often won prizes in Japan and abroad. He

An elegant light porcelain bowl. 35 cm (w) x 22 cm (h).

Tokyo School of Fine Arts. In 1910, he was awarded a Fine Art

was also an important figure in Kyoto art and literati circles. He

With original signed box.

Award from the French government. In 1921, he returned to the

was specialized in flowers, birds and landscapes.

Takuya Murata born in 1982 in Kyoto, graduated from Kyoto Saga College of art Department of Painting in 2003. The following year

Sevres National (Porcelain) Factory and in 1927, he received

another medal from the French government. In 1933,

69. Kayoko Hoshino =dGIC (b. 1946)

he graduated from Kyoto School for Ceramic Arts, Training

Ichiga retired from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. In

Open stoneware bowl. 31,5 cm (w) x 9 cm (h), c. 2000.

Molding Division. Awarded the Kinki Regional Traditional Craft

1937, he lectured at the Kyoto Craft Art High School

Hoshino’s work is present in several museums a.o. Museum

prize (2005, 2007, 2009) and exhibited in the 2010 Kyoto Arts and

and worked part-time at the Porcelain Examination

Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and the Chazen Museum, in

Crafts rookie exhibition and the Kyoto Crafts Biennale. In 2011 he

Center of the Department of Commerce and Industry.

Madison Wisconsin.

was awarded in the Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition.

During this period he showed at the governmentsponsored Teiten and Shin-Bunten exhibitions. After

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73. Murata Takuya  (b. 1982)

Keita Matsunaga, born in 1986, Gifu currently works and lives in

Open celadon coloured plate with a indented rim.

Kanazawa. In 2010 he graduated from Meijo University, Aichi, BA

36 cm (w) x 7 cm (h).

Architecture. In 2013 he graduated from the Tajimi City Pottery De-

With original signed box. The glaze contains silver, provid-

sign and Technical Center in Gifu with a BA Ceramics. In 2016 he

ing a faint luster.

once more followed a BA in Ceramics at the Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo in Ishikawa. Matsunaga has exhibited his work in many

74. Inaba Chikako   (b. 1974)

solo and group exhibitions all over Japan. With his ceramics he has

White ceramic vase shaped as an upturned folded leaf. 23,5

won many awards, such as the Grand Prix in Toyama in 2013, at the

cm (w) x 16 cm (h).

Craft competition in Takaoka, and many others. Matsunaga is in-

Inaba was born in Yokohama city, graduated at the design section of

spired by the origins of ceramics and starts his works by observing

the Musashi no Bijutsu Daigaku in 1996 and the Tajimi City Pottery

and listening to his primitive senses. Similarly to Takahashi, he

Design Institute in 2001. Currently she works in Otsu, Shiga prefec-

wants to expand the world of ceramics and the functions and mate-

ture.

rials used.

75. Inaba Chikako   (b. 1974) White ceramic vase shaped as a folded leaf. 16,5 cm (h) x 37 cm (w). 76. Takahashi YĂťma  (b. 1988) and Matsunaga Keita  (b. 1986)

Void, 2017. Ceramic object in the shape of a kaori-shell. 41cm (w) x 24 cm (d) x 25cm (h). This work is the product of the co-operation of the two artists whereby Takahashi YĹŤma provided a lacquer surface finish to the ceramic object by Matsunaga Keita. The technique used for the lacquer surface finish is called kawari nuri. This technique originates from the Edo period, when samurai used it to decorate the scabbard of their swords. That is why the technique is also called saya nuri (scabbard polish-

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ing). In modern times this lacquer technique is used to leave patterns and structures on objects. The technique enables the

Torii Kotondo  (1900-1976)

usages of many different and vibrant colours.

Make-up. Signed Kotondo ga, with seal reading Kotondo.

77. Keita Matsunaga  (b. 1986)

Published by Sakai and Kawaguchi in June 1929.

Wink, 2017. Two separate shell-shaped objects of rough

The first edition, numbered 99/200.

stoneware. 46 cm (w) x 23 cm (d) x 24 cm (h).

Fine impression, colour and condition.


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Prints 1. Katsukawa Shunsho 2. Isoda Koryûsai 3. Torii Kiyonaga 4. Kitao Masanobu 5. Hosoda Eishi

4800 4PME 4PME 4PME 2900

31. Kawase Hasui 32. Kawase Hasui 33. Oda Kazuma 34. Kobayakawa Kiyoshi 35. Kitano Tsunetomi

4PME 4PME 2200 4PME 4PME

56. Anonymous 57. Tsuruta Shinsai 58. Artist unidentified 59. Zôhiko 60. Ippyôsai Ryô

4PME 4PME 1450 2900 2650

6. Utagawa Toyokuni I 7. Keisai Eisen 8. Keisai Eisen 9. Keisai Eisen 10. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

4PME 4PME 7900 7900 5200

36. Ito Shinsui 37. Torii Kotondo 38. Hirano Hakuhô 39. Ohara Koson 40. Ohara Koson

4PME 4PME 4PME 4PME 4PME

61. Anonymous 62. Nakajima Yasumi II 63. Hannya Kankei 64. Asahi Seisei 65. Ikeno Shunpô

4PME 4PME 4PME 4800 1950

11. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) 12. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) 13. Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) 14. Utagawa Hiroshige 15. Utagawa Hiroshige

4PME 4PME 4PME 3650 4PME

41. Ohara Koson 42. Ohara Koson 43. Shimizu Masahiro 44. Shimizu Masahiro 45. Kawanishi Hide

4PME 4PME 4PME 4PME 4PME

66. Nakajima Yasumi I 67. Numata Ichiga 68. Miura Chikusen I 69. Kayoko Hoshino 70. Kayoko Hoshino

4800 4PME 1250 1450 4PME

16. Utagawa Yoshitora 17. Utagawa Yoshiiku 18. Utagawa Hiroshige II 19. Kobayashi Kiyochika 20. Kobayashi Kiyochika

2250 1100 3600 4PME 4900

46. Natori Shunsen 47. Natori Shunsen

4PME 3800

71. Chikuedô Tsuibu 72. Murata Takuya 73. Murata Takuya 74. Inaba Chikako 75. Inaba Chikako

5600 4PME 4PME 4PME 1250

21. Kobayashi Kiyochika 22. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 23. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 24. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 25. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

4PME 1650 2250 4PME 4PME

Inside back cover Torii Kotondo

4PME

76. Takahashi Yûma and Matsunaga Keita 77. Keita Matsunaga

4800 4PME

26. Charles W. Bartlett 27. Charles W. Bartlett 28. Kawase Hasui 29. Kawase Hasui 30. Kawase Hasui

4750 4PME 4PME 4PME 4PME

6500 4PME 3800 4PME 4PME 4PME

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48. Furuyama Moroshige 49. Anonymous

4PME 11000

Objects 50. Miura Meihô 51. Kamisaka Yukichi 52. Takamitsu 53. Anonymous 54. Zôhiko 55. Murata Sôkaku

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