Artworks of the Month

  • Tea Set (7 cups and 1 teapot)
    Tea Set
    Item Number : 22114

    Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, Ogawa Usen

    Tea Set (7 cups and 1 teapot)

    Biography Kiyomizu Rokubei VI(1901-1980) was a Japanese Potter born in Kyoto. Studied pottery under his father.
    Ogawa Usen (1868-1938) was a Japanese painter born in Kyoto. Studied western style painting under Honda Kinkichiro. Contributed illustrations for newspapers.
    • Kiyomizu Rokubei VI (pottery) / Ogawa Usen (painting)
    • dimensions:Φ12 h6.5(teapot) Φ7.6 h5.5(each cups)
    • with double wooden storage box signed by the artist(each).

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  • Firefly on Bamboo
    Item Number : 21254

    Yamamoto Shunkyo

    Firefly on Bamboo

    Biography Yamamoto Shunkyo (1871-1933) was a Japanese painter born in Shiga. Became a pupil of Nomura Bunkyo of Kyoto Maruyama school when he was twelve. Later studied painting under Mori Kansai. Established "Seinei Kaiga Konshinkai" together with Takeuchi Seiho and Kikuchi Hobun. Taught painting at Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts and Kyoto Municipal Special School of Painting. One of the major artists of Kyoto art world.
    • small size
    • wash on silk and backed by silver foil with frame
    • dimensions: 13×8cm(artwork), 41×28cm(overall)

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  • Calligraphy
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 21115

    Masuda Dono


    Biography Masuda Dono(1848-1938)
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 111×29cm(artwork), 200×43cm(overall) 
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Bamboo with self-inscription
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 20129

    Matsuo Basho

    Bamboo with self-inscription

    Biography Matsuo Basho(1644-1694) was the supreme Japanese poet born in Iga(present Mie prefecture) . Studied Haikai under Todo Yoshitada(Sengin) and became a pupil of Kitamura Kigin in Kyoto and was initiated into "Komoregi" a book of secrets of Renga(linked verse) and Haikai. Established "Shofu" (Basho style of the haiku) expressing a verse style with high artistic quality. Famous for a great master of haiku.
    Kumura Kyotai(1732-1792)
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 94×28cm(artwork), 179×41cm(overall) 
    • minor foxing and minor damage on the mounting including futai
    • with the sales slip at the auction by Osaka Art Club, Mar 5, 1942
    • 2 letters by Rogenbo
    • appraised letter by Kumura Kyotai
    • with double wooden storage box singed by Yamada Seijiro

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