Artworks of the Month

  • Old Bamboo Ink Brush Container
    Ink Brush Container
    Item Number : 21237

    Tanabe Gengen

    Old Bamboo Ink Brush Container

    Biography Tanabe Gengen(unknown-1859)was born in kyoto.
    Amemori Hakusui(1793-1881)was born in kyoto.
    Nakai Keisho(1831-1909)
    Sugi Chouu(1835-1920)
    • dimensions:h34,×φ6
    • formerly possessed by Amemori Hakusui and Sugi Chouu
    • with auction tag and the exhibition catalog
    • with wooden storage box signed by Nomura Motosuke and Nakai Keisyo,Sugi Chouu

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  • Persimmons
    Item Number : 21203

    Aizu Yaichi


    Biography Aizu Yaichi (1881-1956)
    • ink on paper with frame
    • dimensions: 22×54cm(artwork), 38×70cm(overall)
    • with certificate of authenticity

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  • Persimmons
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 20096

    Domoto Insho


    Biography Domoto Insho(1891-1975) was a Japanese painter born in Kyoto. After graduating from the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, he aspired to be a Japanese-style painter and went to the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting. Studied painting under Nishiyama Suisho. Painted many fusuma-e and wall paintings for major temples in Kyoto including Daitokuji, Ninnaji, Toji and Daigoji.
    • color on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 42×50cm(artwork), 133×66cm(overall)
    • with double wooden storage box singed by the artist

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  • Colored Leaves
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 18105

    Kaburagi Kiyokata

    Colored Leaves

    Biography Kaburagi Kiyokata (1878-1972) ws a Japanese-style painter born in Tokyo. Studied under Mizuno Toshikata, an ukiyoe artist of the Utagawa school and illustrator and then became a well-known illustrator for news paper and magagine. Organized a group of painter friend, Ugokai ("the Rapple") to aim at improving the art of Ukiyo-e and Kinreisha. Excelled at graceful young women and the lively life of the common people. Familiar with literature and also known as a writer. Wrote autobiography and essay "Koshikata-no-ki" etc. Teishitsu Gigeiin(Imperial art expert), Recipient of the Person of Cultural Merit Award and the Order of Culture.
    • color and gold paste on silk with silk mounting
    • dimensions:123×42cm(artwark),215×56cm(overall)
    • double wooden storage box signed by the artist

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  • Falcons
    Folding Screens
    Item Number : 17080

    Konoe Nobutada


    Biography 1565-1614
    • color on paper
    • a six-fold screen(one screen of a pair)
    • dimension: 116×51 cm(artwork), 152×355 cm(overall)
    • minor wear in paper and flame

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