Artworks of the Month

  • Seashells(1964)
    Item Number : 21024

    Serizawa Keisuke


    Biography Serizawa Keisuke (1895-1984) was a Japanese textile-dyeing artist, born in Shizuoka. Studied the bingata-zome of Okinawa and established the katae-zome. Designated as the holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in 1956.
    • color on glass with frame
    • dimensions: 13×16cm (artwork), 24×26cm(overall)
    • with handwritten label signed and sealed by the artist

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  • Shikishi
    Item Number : 20132

    Inokuma Genichiro

    Biography Inokuma Genichiro(1902-1993)
    • wash on paper (unmounted)
    • dimensions: 27×24cm(artwork)

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  • Gion Festival (1842)
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 20066

    Kishi Renzan

    Gion Festival (1842)

    Biography Kishi Renzan(1804-1859) was a Japanese painter born in Kyoto. Studied under Kishi family of Ganku.
    Became the third generation member of the Kishi school after adopted to Kishi family. Served the Arisugawanomiya royal family since 1823. Influenced with the Shijo School and excelled at landscape and bird-and-flower paintings. Produced the decorative paintings of sliding doors of Imperial palace in 1855. His pupils include Kishi Chikudo and Kose Shoseki.
    • color on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 116×29cm (artwork) 193×31cm (overall)
    • very minor remains of bookworm on right part of paper
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Lotus Leaf with Inscription
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 19040

    Abe Tadaaki, Kogetsu Sogen

    Lotus Leaf with Inscription

    Biography Abe Tadaaki(1602-1675) was a feudal lord of Oshi domain born in Musashi as the second son of Abe Tadayoshi. Served to Tokugawa Iemitsu and Ietsuna as roju(senior councilor)

    Kogetsu Sogan (1574-1643) was a Japanese Rinzai monk born in Izumi-Sakai (present Sakai, Osaka). Successor of Shunoku Soen. The 156th head priest of Daitokuji. Excelled at tea ceremony, Japanese poem and calligraphy.
    • Artwork by Abe Tadaaki / Inscription by Kogetsu Sogen
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 79×29 cm (artwork), 159×30 cm(overall)
    • with double wooden storage box

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  • Incense Box in Shape of Eggplant
    Incense Case
    Item Number : 15060

    Otagaki Rengetsu

    Incense Box in Shape of Eggplant

    Biography Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) was a female poet born in Kyoto. Daughter of Todo Yoshikiyo, chief retainer of Iga-ueno Domain. Learned poems under Chigusa Arikoto. After the death of her husband, entered the Buddhist nunhood under Gesshin of Jinko-in Temple. Mentor of Tomioka Tessai.
    • ceramic
    • dimensions: h.5cm×l.6cm×w.5cm
    • with wooden storage box

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