Paintings
  • Azuma Toyo
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    Azuma Toyo (1755-1839)- Dragon Amidst Clouds. Ink on silk. Hanging scroll. Signed: Toyo.Sealed: To, Yo.
    The dragon fills almost the entire space of the painting which is highly reminiscent of compositions of this subject by Maruyama Okyo.
    $4,900
  • Ichikawa Danjuro VII (1791-1859) and Ota Nanpo (1749-1823)
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    Ichikawa Danjuro VII (1791-1859) and Ota Nanpo (1749-1823) - Self-portrait of Danjuro VII in a Shibaraku Performance. Circa 1811. Inkand light colour on paper. Hanging scroll. Signed: Nanadaime Sansho.Sealed: Ichikawa, Sansho
    According to Dr. Fumiko Kobayashi, Ota Nanpo recorded the same poem in his manuscript, Houkashu, after attending the annual kabuki Kaomise in the 11th month of 1811. A rare example of Japanese self-portraiture.
    $3,900
  • Tani Buncho (1763-1841)
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    Tani Buncho (1763-1841) - Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828), Tani Bun'ichi (1787-1818), Seki Kokumei (1768-1835) and Seki Shiryo (1796-1830).
    Bat (by Buncho), Deer (by Hoitsu) and Crane (by Bun'ichi). Before 1818.Ink and light colour on paper. Hanging scroll.
    The bat, deer and crane are all auspicious subjects, but combined, the three represent Fukurokuju, one of the Seven Lucky Gods.
    $2,900
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- A Monkey with Her Young. Ink and light colour on paper. Hangingscroll. Signed: Sosen. Sealed: Mori Moritaka.
    The tender relationship between the monkies is beautifully rendered.
    $6,800
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- Nakamura Hochu (d. 1819), Mori Tetsuzan(1775-1841), Watanabe Nangaku (1767-1813) and others.Foxes (by Tetsuzan) and Rats with Eggs (by Hochu).
    From acomplete album of 17 paintings of animals by various artists.
    Active in the late 18 th and early 19 th centuries which include a number of Okyo pupils. Ink and colour on silk.These high-quality album paintings in unusually large format (32.4 x 45cm) seem to have been bound together by Maruyama Osho (1904-1981) in 1923. Osho was an artist and connoisseur who was acknowledged as a specialist in judging Maruyama-Shijo school paintings.
    $12,500
  • Yokoyama Seiki
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    Yokoyama Seiki (1793-1865)- Cat. Landscape. Two sheets from an album of 12 paintings. Early in theninth month of 1825. Painting album.
    Ink and colour on paper. Signed: Seiki, Sealed: Sei, Ki. The paintings are only sealed but there is an end page of the album that is signed, sealed and dated.
  • Kawanabe Kyosui
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    Kawanabe Kyosui (1868-1935)- Shoki the Demon Queller. Circa 1920's. Ink, colour and gold on silk.Hanging scroll. Signed: Kyosui, Sealed: Sui (Midori).
    A major work by Kyosai’s daughter and pupil.
    $9,000 Reserved
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Shoki Dangling a Demon off a Cliff. 1870�s-1880�s. Ink and light colouron paper. Hanging scroll. Signed: Seisei Kyosai. Sealed: Raisui.
    A number of autograph painted versions of this subject by Kyosai are known as well as an illustration in vol. 1, 1882.
    $6,900
  • Shibata Zeshin
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    Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)- Cucumber on the Vine. Ink and colour. Fan painting. Signed: Zeshin. Sealed: Shin.

    $2,800
  • Mochizuki Kinpo
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    Mochizuki Kinpo ((1846-1915))- Rabbits. From a complete album of twelve. Titled,Junishi cho (Twelve Animals of the Chinese Calendrical Cycle).1910.
    Ink and light colour on silk. Painting album. Mochizuki Kinpo was a fine, Shijo-style painter who specialized in animals. He was a pupil of both Nishiyama Hoen and Nishiyama Kan’ei.
    $2,500
  • Mori Kansai
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    Mori Kansai (1814-1894)- Rabbits. 1881. Ink and colour on silk. Hanging scroll.
    Inscription: Meiji juyonen kanoto-mi hachi-gatsu gi Okyo hitsui (Imitating the style of Okyo, August, the year of kanato-mi, Meiji 14). Signed: Kansai. Sealed:Tachibana Koshuku in The painting is an homage to the celebrated rabbit paintings of Maruyama Okyo. Mori Kansai was a student of Mori Tetsuzan who was himself an Okyo pupil.
    $5,000
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- A Monkey Seated on a Rock with an infant.
    Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on silk. 108.3 x 38.3cm. Signed: Sosen Sealed: Sosen, Mori Shusho (or Moritaka).
    Provenance: According to the box inscriptions, the painting was in the possession of Itakura Katsunao, a daimyo lord in present-day Gunma, in 1808. In 1881, the painting was subsequently acquired by Negishi Shorei (1833-1897) a master swordsman who established the Negishi school of shuriken
    $12,800
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- Monkey.
    Fan painting. Ink and colour or prepared paper. 18.2 x 46 cm. Sealed: Morikata. Signed: Sosen utsusu
    $4,500
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- Two Monkeys Clinging to a Branch
    Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on paper.100.7 x 28.1 cm.. Signed: Sosen hitsu. Sealed: Sosen.
    $6,800
  • Kawabata Gyokusho
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    Kawabata Gyokusho (1842-1913)- A Cat Enjoying a Scratch. Circa 1880's. Album painting. Ink, colour and gofun on silk. 28.7 x 32 cm. Signed: Gyokusho. Sealed: Shibun.

    $2,500
  • Nishiyama Hoen
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    Nishiyama Hoen (1804-1867)- Turtles at Play. A section of a hand-scroll.
    Ink and colour on paper. Signed: Hoen. Sealed: Hoen, Nishi Hoen.
  • Nishiyama Hoen
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    Nishiyama Hoen (1804-1867)- Turtles at Play. A section of a hand-scroll.
    Ink and colour on paper. Sealed: Nishi Hoen.
    $1,500
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- Two Monkeys Playing on Branches. Hanging scroll.
    19.7 x 17.6 cm. Ink and colour on silk. Signed: Sosen. Sealed: So, Sen. An exquisite surimono sized painting with a handsome period mount.
    $6,800
  • Onishi Chinnen
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    Onishi Chinnen (1792-1851)- Rabbits in Moonlight. Hanging scroll. Ink and gofun on silk. 104 x 41.6cm. Signed: Chinnen. Sealed: Taiju.

    $4,500
  • Watanabe Nangaku
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    Watanabe Nangaku (1767-1813)- Puppies and Camelia. Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on silk. 105.6 x 36.5cm. Signed: Nangaku. Sealed: Gen no in, Iseki.

    $4,900
  • Mori Kansai
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    Mori Kansai (1814-1894)- Sleeping Cat. Hanging scroll. Ink and light colour on paper. 133.1 x 28 cm. Signed: Kansai. Sealed: Kansai.(Picture is of detail)

    $2,900
  • Yokoyama Seiki
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    Yokoyama Seiki (1793-1865)- A Tanuki Dressed as a Samurai Beating His Tummy as if it Were a Drum. Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on paper. 127.2 x 36.8 cm.Signed: Seiki. Sealed: Sei, Ki.
    The calligraphy is by Kagawa Kaseki (1768-1843).
    $2,900
  • Watanabe Seitei
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    Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918)- Duck in Flight. Circa 1890's.
    Fan painting. Ink on paper with gold leaf. Signed: Seitei. Sealed: Unread
  • Ito Shinsui
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    Ito Shinsui (1898-1972)- A Young Girl Standing Amongst Cherry Blossoms. Circa 1930's. Hanging scroll. Ink, colour and gofun on paper. 104.5 x 30.2 cm. Signed:Shinsui ga. Sealed: Shinsui.
    The outside of the original box is labelled Shojo (Young Girl). The inside is signed:Shinsui dai (Titled by Shinsui) and sealed Shinsui. The painting is accompanied by two certificates of authenticity from the Tokyo Bijutsu Club, dated 1976 and 2016.
    $5,000
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- A Monkey Distracted by a Bee
    Hanging scroll. Ink and light colour on paper. 114.2 x 28.1 cm. Signed: Sosen. Sealed: Sosen.
    $5,800
  • Kishi Ganku
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    Kishi Ganku (1749/56-1838)- Tiger on a Ledge. Ink on paper. 100.8 x 36.1 cm. Signed: Ganku. Sealed: Kakan, Ganku.
    An unmounted preparatory drawing for a painting (gako). Gako were pictorial drafts that were kept as models for future use by the artist and his studio.
    $1,900
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- A Monkey with Her Young. Ink and colour on paper. 80 x 39.1 cm.Signed: Sosen.
    An unmounted preparatory drawing for a painting (gako). Notes on colouring are found next to the signature.
    $1,900
  • Kawanabe Kyosui
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    Kawanabe Kyosui (1868-1935)- Raccoon Dog Walking in the Rain with a Sake Bottle. Circa 1900
    Unmounted painting. Ink and colour on silk. 34.3 x 28.5 cm. Signed: Kyosui. Sealed: Kyosui.
    $2,300
  • Nishiyama Kanei
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    Nishiyama Kanei ((1834-1897).)- A Still-life of Shellfish
    Album painting. Ink and light colour on silk. 25.2 x 18.8 cm.
    $800
  • Kono Bairei
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    Kono Bairei ((1844-1895).)- Bird with Maple
    Album painting. Ink and colour on silk. 25.2 x 18.8 cm
    $900
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)- A Cat with Her Kitten.
    1880s. Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on paper. 94 x 27.8 cm. Signed: Yoshitoshi. Sealed: Yoshitoshi. The box for the painting is signed by the painter Kaburagi Kiyokata (1878-1973), a pupil of Yoshitoshi.
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- A Beauty Seated Beside a Screen Playing with a Cat
    Before 1871. Album painting. Ink and colour on satin. 25 x 19.1 cm. Signed: Kyosai. Sealed: Shi myogi sho (Awarded a Prize for Outstanding Skill).
    $1,900
  • Satake Eiko
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    Satake Eiko (1835-1909)- A Monkey with Her Young. Circa 1880's. Album painting. Ink and colour on silk. 28.7 x 32 cm. Signed: Eiko. Sealed: Eiko.

    $2,800
  • Mori Ippo
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    Mori Ippo (1798-1871)- A Rabbit in Tall Grass
    Hanging scroll. Ink and light colour on paper. 110.5 x 29.3cm. Signed: Ippo. Sealed: Kei, Shi (for his given name Keishi).
    $3,800
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Female Ghost Appearing From a Tea Kettle. 1871-1889
    Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on paper. 93.2 x 31 cm. Sealed: Kyosai.
  • Isoda Koryusai
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    Isoda Koryusai (active ca. 1764-1788)- Still-life of Vegetables
    Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on silk. 32.3 x 44.6 cm. Signed: Koryusai ga. Sealed: Masakatsu no in. A highly unusual subject for the artist.
    $6,800
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Daikoku with Rats Bringing Money. 1871-1889
    Fan painting. Ink and colour on paper. 44.2 x 14.4 cm. Signed: Kyosai ga. Sealed: Toiku.
    $3,800
  • Takeuchi Seiho
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    Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942)- Rabbits
    1936. Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on silk. 107.1 x 28.6cm. Signed: Seiho. Sealed: Seiho. The box inscription reads: Showa hinoe-ne shoto Seiho dai (inscribed by Seiho in early Winter, Showa 11).
    $9,000
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Ink Battle. 1885-1889
    Painted handscroll. Ink and colour on paper. 20.5 x 134cm Signed: Seisei Kyosai. Sealed: Joku Kyosai.
  • Kawanabe Kyosai and Katsu Kaishu
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    Kawanabe Kyosai and Katsu Kaishu ((1831-1889) (1823-1899))- Shoki Facing Forward with One Hand Outstretched
    1871 1889. Hanging scroll. Ink and light colour on paper. Signed: Seisei Kyosai; Kaishu. Sealed: Shunkai; Mononobe Yoshikuni. Katsu Kaishu was an important statesman and is particularly known for his role in the surrender of Edo Castle during the Meiji Restoration. His calligraphy on this combined work reads: Fuji jizai (As much wealth and honour as you wish).
    $3,800
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Rat Sumo and Galloping Horses. 1885-1889
    Hanging scroll with two fan paintings. Ink and colour with flecks of gold leaf on paper. 8.5 x 29 cm (each fan). Signed: Seisei Kyosai. Sealed: Seisei (rats); Joku (horses).
    $5,000
  • Onishi Chinnen
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    Onishi Chinnen (1792-1851)- Swimming Turtles
    Hanging scroll. Ink and light colour on paper. 96 x 44.3 cm. Signed: Chinnen. Sealed: Kao. Chinnen was inordinately fond of painting turtles: the first plate of his celebrated book Sonan gafu (1834) begins with a plate of swimming turles (see Jack Hillier, The Uninhibited Brush
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Demon Chanting the Nenbutsu (Buddhist Prayer) 1871-1889
    Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on paper. 103.5 x 32 cm. Signed: Seisei Kyosai. Sealed: Kyosai in. The oni wears a Buddhist vestment and has a kane (gong) hung on his chest. He holds a hogacho (notebook with list of pledged contributions) in one hand with a shumoku (wooden bell hammer) in the other. It was believed that hanging this type of image in an infant’s room at night would prevent the baby from crying
    $5,500
  • Mori Sosen
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    Mori Sosen (1747-1821)- Two Monkeys Hanging from Branches
    Hanging scroll. Ink and colour on silk. 93.8 x 35cm Signed: Sosen hitsu. Sealed: Sosen
    $12,800
  • Kawanabe Kyosai
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    Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889)- Crow on a Branch. 1885-1889
    Hanging scroll. Ink on paper. 123 x 42.6 cm. Signed: Seisei Kyosai. Sealed: Joku Kyosai. Provenance: Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Christie’s, New York. 27th October,1998.
  • Mori Tetsuzan
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    Mori Tetsuzan (1775-1841)- A Tiger in the Wind. Hanging scroll. Ink and light colour on silk. 94.8 x34.4 cm. Signed: Tetsuzan. Sealed: Shunshin
  • Takeuchi Seiho
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    Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942)- A Rat and a Lantern.
    Kakemono-e. Ink and colour on paper. 44.4 x 52.5 cm. Signed: Seiho Utsusu. Sealed: Seiho. The painting retains its original box – titled on the front “Red Lantern”. The inside of the box is signed and sealed “Seiho”. The painting has a Certificate of Authenticity from the Tokyo Bijitsu Club.
    $6,500
  • Watanabe Seitei
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    Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918)- Crow with Camelias on a Plum Branch in Snow
    Hanging scroll. Ink, colour and gofun on silk. 119 x 49.8cm. Signed: Seitei. Sealed: Seitei.
    $4,000
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