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Portrait of Baisa-o Tanomura Chokunyu
Portrait of Baisa-o Tanomura Chokunyu
$800   item #1305101

Portrait of Baisa-o (series of 100)

Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907)

Size: Scroll: Length 182cm Width 47cm Painting: 103.5cm Width 31cm

Done around 1862, celebrating the centennial memorial of the founder of the Sencha tradition, Baisa-o. Interestingly, Chokunyu describes on the painting of his reasons to create the set or series of 100 paintings and to whom this work was presented to. Chokunyu was thought to have created other series of paintings such as famous Mt. Fuji and the treasure boat... Click for details

Chinese Jade Kwan Yin Pendant
Chinese Jade Kwan Yin Pendant
Inquire   item #1305101

Chinese Jade Kwan Yin Pendant

Size: Length 1.9cm Width 0.8cm Height 3.7cm

Late 20th century

Kwan yin (Guan yin) or avalokitesvara is venerated in East Asia to protect and bring prosperity to the individual (reference: Lotus Sutra, chapter 25).

This small pendant is mounted with 14K gold.

Kashigata Sweets Mold For Mourning
Kashigata Sweets Mold For Mourning
$50   item #1304902

Kashigata (Sweets mold), for Funerary or Mourning Occasions

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

c. 1913

Often large sweets molds are associated with weddings and funerals in regional areas of Japan. These large sweets were given as favors to guests who attended the events and are eaten at home.

Kashigata Sweets Mold Buddhist Festival
Kashigata Sweets Mold Buddhist Festival
$50   item #1304900

Kashigata (Sweets Mold), For a Buddhist Festival

c. 1916

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

An interesting kashigata or sweets mold carved with the text, Senbutsu-e or an event when a temple is new constructed or restored. These would have been produced and given out as favors to donors and participants in the event.

Kashigata Sweets Mold Hatsuta
Kashigata Sweets Mold Hatsuta
$50   item #1304896

Kashigata (Sweets Mold) for a Company or a firm.

c. 1909, 42nd Year of Meiji

Size: Length 18cm Width 1.8cm Height 9.5cm

The mold may have been for a small company or firm that either transported goods or in the transportation industry (i.e. rickshaws). Often families and small stores will have their own molds carved and different designs used to create the rakugan sweets.

Kashigata Sweets Mold Suhama Kamon
Kashigata Sweets Mold Suhama Kamon
$100   item #1304895

Kashigata (sweets mold), sumahama design kamon (family crest)

Size: Length 15cm Width 1.8cm Height 12cm

c. 1906

The mold may have been made specifically for a certain family or shrine to use for specific events. Large sweets molds produce a confection called rakugan where rice flour and sugar are blended and the mold keeps it all together. These sweets are commonly found during specific holidays during the year or for family occasions.

Now, these mold have been collected by those... Click for details

Kashigata Sweets Mold Hoju Form
Kashigata Sweets Mold Hoju Form
$50   item #1304891

Kashigata (Sweets Mold), Shaped of a Hoju (Wish Fulfiling Jewel)

Size: Length 12.2cm Width 2.7cm Height 7cm

Contains a dated inscription to 1934.

An interesting small sweets mold taking the form of a wish fulfilling jewel. The mold has bamboo rods for the bottom section to connect so that the sugary powder can take its form.

Kashigata Sweets Mold Magatama Form
Kashigata Sweets Mold Magatama Form
$350   item #1304890

Kashigata (Sweets Mold), Magatama Shape

c. 1900-1930

Size: Length 13cm Width 3.5cm Height 23.5cm

The molds were used by Yamauchi Horo-ken.

This interesting sweets mold or kashigata is carved out in the form of a magatama, or a curved jewel treasured by the Japanese through the Shinto tradition. The mold may have been used to create sweets during an important shrine festival or part of the propaganda that was going on during this period in Japan's history

Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Shuiliu Painting
Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Shuiliu Painting
Inquire   item #1304663

View of the Buddhist and Daoist Deities Used During Shuiliu

Qing Dynasty

Size: Length 127cm Width 71.12cm

Deities floating in mid air appearing as a celestial audience in one scene is a common depiction with many Chinese religious imagery regardless of the regionality or social class. Often these works were done in prints to be hung in the home for protection and painted versions used in ceremonial functions at temples and shrines. Depending on the regions, the deities depicted will... Click for details

Square Print
Square Print "Mindfulness" by Maki Haku
$850   item #1304631

Poem 69-54

Maki Haku (1924-2000)

Mixed media embossed

#179/202

Size: 12" X 12"

Maki Haku received no formal training in the visual arts but was inspired by Onchi Koshiro. Maki Haku exhibited his works in the Print Biennale in 1957 and 1960.

Ref: Brannen, Noah, Elliott, William and Maki, Haku. Festive Wine: Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. New York: Walker/Weatherhill, 1969.

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