Artworks of the Month

  • Bull
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 23019

    Nagata Koi


    Biography Nagata Koi(1900-1997) was a haiku poet born in Hyogo prefecture. Entered in Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited in 1917 and started making haiku in 1920. Studied haiku under Iwaki Tsutsuji. Excelled at calligraphy and painting. Associated with Munakata Shiko, Kawai Kanjiro and Suda Kokuta.
    • color on paper with paper mounting
    • 43 x 64 cm(artwork), 136 x 77 cm(overall)
    • minor foxing on paper
    • with wooden storage box signed by the artist(1969)

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  • Frogs
    old copper
    Item Number : 22100


    • old copper
    • large h 2 w 4.3 d 4.3 (cm)
    • small h 2.5 w 5 d 4.5 (cm)

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  • Peonies
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 22064

    Maruyama Okyo


    Biography Maruyama Okyo(1733-1795) was a painter born in Tanba(present Kyoto Prefecture). Studied painting under Washida Yutei in Kyoto. Also studied Chinese and Western paintings. Founder of the Maruyama school. Excelled at painting animals and plants. His noted pupils include Goshun, Nagasawa Rosetsu, Mori Tetsuzan, Gessen and Mori Sosen.
    • color on silk with silk mounting
    • 116 × 50 cm(artwork), 209 × 65 cm(overall)
    • minor foxing/minor traces of bookworms on silk
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Firefly on Bamboo
    Item Number : 21254

    Yamamoto Shunkyo

    Firefly on Bamboo

    Biography Yamamoto Shunkyo (1871-1933) was a Japanese-style painter born in Shiga Prefecture. Became a pupil of Nomura Bunkyo of Kyoto Maruyama school when he was twelve. Later studied painting under Mori Kansai. Established the Association of Youth Painting Exchange together with Takeuchi Seiho and Kikuchi Hobun. Taught painting at Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts and Kyoto Municipal Special School of Painting. Also devoted to teach the younger generation at the art school named "Sanae Association." An Imperial Household Artist and one of the prominent artists in Kyoto art field.
    • small size
    • wash on silk and backed by silver leaf with frame
    • 13 × 8 cm(artwork), 41 × 28 cm(overall)

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  • Calligraphy
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 21115

    Masuda Dono


    Biography Masuda Dono(1848-1938) was a businessman and tea master born in Niigata Prefecture. Born into the family of shogunate retainer in Sado. Established the former organization of Mitsui Bussan with Inoue Kaoru. Studied tea ceremony under Kawakami Sojun of Fuhakuryu school.
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • 111 × 29 cm(artwork), 200 × 43 cm(overall)
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Tray
    Item Number : 21092

    Hosokawa Rinkoku


    Biography Hosokawa Rinkoku(1780-1843) was a seal carver and a Chinese-style poet, born in Sanuki. Learned seal carving under Abe Ryozan. Excelled at poetry and painting, especially landscape and ink bamboo paintings. A master of seal carving.
    • zelkova tree (the rim:vermillion-lacquered on paulownia)
    • 60 × 65 x 4 cm
    • engraved the artist's signature at the right corner

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