Artworks of the Month

  • 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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  • Letter
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 21243

    Oishi Kuranosuke


    Biography Oishi Kuranosuke(1659-1703)
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions:16×32cm (artwork), 107×47cm (overall)
    • 2 places bookworm hole on top parts of mounting /wear on both ends of top parts
    • with tag appraised by Asakura The first generation
    • with double wooden storage box(wear)

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  • White Mud Wind Furnance for Sencha Tea Ceremony
    wind furnace
    Item Number : 21097

    Aoki Mokubei

    White Mud Wind Furnance for Sencha Tea Ceremony

    Biography Aoki Mokubei (1767-1833) was a Japanese potter born in Kyoto. Studied pottery under Okuda Eisen (1753-1811). Associated with Kimura Kenkado, Tanomura Chikuden, Rai Sanyo and Shinozaki Shochiku. Excelled at making tea vessels of akae, sometsuke-utsushi and kochi ware, etc.
    • dimensions: φ12.8×h30cm(each)
    • sealed by the artist on bottom of the base.
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Reading in the Rain
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 20067

    Uragami Gyokudo

    Reading in the Rain

    Biography Uragami Gyokudo (1745-1820) was a literati painter born in Bizen Province. Left the domain, traveled around various places, and eventually settled in Kyoto. Studied nanga (Chinese style painting) by himself. Associated with other literati, such as Kimura Kenkado, Tani Buncho, and Okada Beisanjin. Contributed to the promotion of Sencha tea ceremony.
    • wash on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 117×39cm (artwork) 193×51cm (overall)
    • minor crease and minor remains of bookworm on paper/ minor crease on mounting
    • with double wooden storage box signed by Okada Suizan

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  • Sweetfish under Waterfall
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 19079

    Shirai Naokata

    Sweetfish under Waterfall

    Biography Shirai Naotaka (?-?) was a Japanese painter born in Kyoto, active during Bunka era in Edo period. Learned painting under Maruyama Okyo. Excelled at the painting focused on mouse.
    • color on silk with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 138×52(artwork), 224×73(overall)
    • with wooden storage box

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