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Hotei Japanese Prints catalog autumn 2014

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1. Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)<br />

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2<br />

2. Katsukawa Shunshô (1729-1792)


3. Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825)<br />

on page 4 and 5<br />

4 and 5. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)<br />

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6. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)<br />

next page<br />

7. Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865)<br />

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8<br />

8a & b. Keisai Eisen (1786-1865)


9. Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)<br />

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10<br />

10. Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)


11. Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)<br />

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12<br />

12. Hashimoto Sadahide (1807-1879)


13. Anonymous Nagasaki-e<br />

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14<br />

14. Utagawa Yoshitora (act. c. 1830s-1880s)


15. Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)<br />

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16<br />

16. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)


17. Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)<br />

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18<br />

18. Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)


19. Konishi Hirosada (fl. c. 1819-1863) 20. Konishi Hirosada (fl. c. 1819-1863) 21. Utagawa Kunihiro (fl. c. 1816-1841)<br />

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20<br />

22. Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950)


23. Kitano Tsunetomi (1880-1947)<br />

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22<br />

24a & b. Komura Settai (1887-1940)


24c & d. Komura Settai (1887-1940)<br />

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24<br />

25a & b. Sakamoto Hanjirô (1882-1969)<br />

two illustrated from a set of five


26. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)<br />

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26<br />

27. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)


28. Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)<br />

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28<br />

29. Katsukawa Shunrin (act. 1784-1800)


30a & b. Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828)<br />

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31. Fukuda Hankô (1804-1864)<br />

32. Anonymous<br />

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33. Hashimoto Seisui (1876-1943)<br />

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34. Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918)<br />

next page<br />

35a, b & c. Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918)<br />

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36. Otani Kubutsu (1875-1943)<br />

37. Fujii Tatsukichi (1884-1961)<br />

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38. Ushida Keison (1890-1976)<br />

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39. Takamura Toyochika (1890-1972) 40. Hiramatsu Kôshun (1896-1971)<br />

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41. Neya Chûroku (1897-1987) 42. Aida Tomiyasu (1901-1987)<br />

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43. Nakajima Yasumi II (1905-1986) 44. Nakajima Yasumi II (1905-1986)<br />

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45. Nakajima Yasumi II (1905-1986) 46. Tsuda Eiju (1915-2001)<br />

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47. Keiten Takahashi (1920-2009) 48. Yoshino Takeji (1920-)<br />

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49. Kôji Hatakeyama (1956-) 50. Kôji Hatakeyama (1956-)<br />

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51. Kôji Hatakeyama (1956-) 52. Kise Hiroshi (1980-)<br />

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53. Kiyomizu Rokubei VI (1901-1980)<br />

& Nishiyama Suishô (1879-1958)<br />

54. Katô Shunpû (1914-)<br />

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55. Kayoko Hoshino (1946-)<br />

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56. Inaba Chikako (1974-) 57. Ôno Yoshinori (1978-)<br />

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58. Yokoyama Hakutei (1901-1972)<br />

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59. Nakamura Sôsetsu (n.d.)<br />

& Ôshita Kôsen saku (n.d)<br />

60. Imao Keinen (1845-1924)<br />

a set of 10 trays<br />

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61. Shinmura Senkichi (1907-1983)<br />

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62. Koshida Bizan (1874-?)<br />

63. Hiraishi Kôshô (1910-1989)<br />

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64. Akashi Bokkei (1911-1992) 65. Iwamura Sadao (1912-1944)<br />

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<strong>Prints</strong><br />

1. Kitagawa Utamaro 喜 多 川 歌 麿 (1753-1806)<br />

Ômu Komachi (Parrot Komachi), from the series Fûryû nana<br />

Komachi (Fashionable seven Komachi). A young girl grabs the<br />

hand of her mother. Published by Tsuruya Kinsuke in<br />

1802-3. Signed Utamaro hitsu. Ôban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. A rare print, only<br />

three other copies known to exist. This one carries the print title<br />

which is lacking in other (later) versions.<br />

2. Katsukawa Shunshô 勝 川 春 章 (1729-1792)<br />

Arashi Sangoro II in the role of Ito Kuro disguised as<br />

Banta in the play Izu-goyomi shibai no ganjitsu, performed<br />

at the Morita theatre in eleventh month of 1772. Signed:<br />

Shunshô ga. Hosoban<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition.<br />

3. Utagawa Toyokuni 歌 川 豐 國 (1769-1825)<br />

A surimono showing Ichikawa Danjûrô VII in a Shibaraku<br />

role, holding a tray of New Year’s decorations. Signed:<br />

Toyokuni ga. Poems by Sakuragawa Jihinari and Gaikenju<br />

Kaijo. Shikishiban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition.<br />

4. Katsushika Hokusai 葛 飾 北 斎 (1760-1849)<br />

The sacred fountain at Jôgaku (Jôgaku reisan), from the series<br />

Eight views of the Ryûkyû islands (Ryûkyû hakkei). Published<br />

by Moriya Jihei in 1832. Signed: Zen Hokusai I-itsu. Ôban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Full size. This is the<br />

only design that also bears the publisher's seal of Murataya Jirobei.<br />

5. Katsushika Hokusai 葛 飾 北 斎 (1760-1849)<br />

Sangi Takamura. From the series One hundred poems<br />

explained by the nurse. Published by Iseya Sanjiro in 1835-36.<br />

Signed: zen Hokusai manji. Ôban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Oxidized orange<br />

pigment towards the top.<br />

6. Utagawa Kunisada 歌 川 国 貞 (1786-1865)<br />

Koya Tamagawa in Kishû, from the series Mu Tamagawa no<br />

uchi (The six Jewel rivers). A beauty looking at textile<br />

pattern books. Ôban. Published by Yamaguchiya Tôbei in<br />

1843-45. Signed: Kunisada aratame nidaime Toyokuni ga, plus<br />

toshidama seal.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Full size.<br />

7. Utagawa Kunisada 歌 川 国 貞 (1786-1865)<br />

A fan print Nakamura Shikan II on an outing to view the<br />

summer fireflies. Ukiyo hotarugari (Firefly viewing in the<br />

Floating World). Published by Ibaya Kyubei in 1831.<br />

Signed: Kôchôrô Kunisada ga. Aiban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition.<br />

8a & b. Keisai Eisen 渓 斎 英 泉 (1790-1848)<br />

Two surimono style prints from the series Tôsei<br />

sanjûrokkasen (A series of fashionable 36 poets). Date: 1824.<br />

Unsigned. Koban.<br />

Fine Impression, colour and condition.<br />

9. Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌 川 国 芳 (1797-1861)<br />

Lady Kayô shoots Saiki in the eye, thus entertaining<br />

prince Hansoku. From the series Sangoku yoko zue (The<br />

magic fox of the Three Kingdoms). Published in 1849-50 by<br />

Iseya Chûsuke. Signed: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga. Ôban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Cf. Schaap, Heroes &<br />

Ghosts, p. 99.<br />

10. Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌 川 国 芳 (1797-1861)<br />

Dragon Palace: the dragon king presents three gifts to<br />

Tawara Tôda Hidesato. Published by Maruya Kyûshirô in<br />

1858. Signed: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with yoshikiri seal.<br />

Ôban triptych.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Full size.<br />

One of Kuniyoshi’s finest last triptychs.<br />

11. Utagawa Hiroshige 歌 川 広 重 (1797-1858)<br />

The Nunobiki waterfall in Settsu province (Sesshû Nunobiki no<br />

taki), from the series Famous places of our country (Honchô<br />

meisho). Published by Fujiokaya Hikotarô in c. 1837.<br />

Signed: Hiroshige ga. Ôban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Very faint centerfold.<br />

12. Hashimoto Sadahide 橋 本 貞 秀 (1807-1879)<br />

A Yokohama hexaptych titled The foreign trading<br />

establishments in Yokohama. Published by Sanoya Kihei in<br />

1861. Signed: Gountei Sadahide ga. Ôban hexaptych.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. In the 2008<br />

<strong>catalog</strong>ue for the exhibition Designed for pleasure published by the<br />

Asia Society and JASA in New York, this six sheet composition<br />

was published for the first time, giving us a view of the two<br />

stories within the establishment. Until then the two constituting<br />

triptychs were always considered separately.<br />

See Meech & Oliver, Designed for pleasure, p. 220 (this impression).<br />

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13. Anonymous Nagasaki-e<br />

A horizontal print in Nagasaki style showing six foreign<br />

boats. Top right: Chinese vessel; top middle: Korean<br />

vessel; top left: Siamese vessel; bottom right: Dutch vessel;<br />

bottom middle: Russian vessel; bottom left: foreign paddle<br />

streamer. Unsigned, no publisher’s mark, c. 1860. Tanzaku.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition.<br />

14. Utagawa Yoshitora 歌 川 芳 虎 (act. c. 1830s-1880s)<br />

A Yokohama triptych titled People of five nations - Sunday.<br />

Published by Yamashiroya Jinbei in 1861. Signed: Yoshitora<br />

ga on three panels. Ôban triptych.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Unbacked, full size.<br />

15. Toyohara Chikanobu 豊 原 周 延 (1838-1912)<br />

A triptych showing Court ladies sewing Western clothing.<br />

Signed: Yoshû Chikanobu, with toshidama seal. Published by<br />

Hayashi Kichizô in 1887. Ôban triptych.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition.<br />

16. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月 岡 芳 年 (1839-1892)<br />

Soga Tokimune galloping bareback in Ôiso. Published by<br />

Fukuda Kumajirô in 1885. Signed: Ôju Yoshitoshi ga. Ôban<br />

triptych.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Full size, unbacked.<br />

17. Toyohara Kunichika 豊 原 国 周 (1835-1900)<br />

The actor Ichikawa Sadanji I in the role of Miyamoto<br />

Musashi. Published in 1888 by Sasaki Toyokichi. Signed:<br />

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu. Ôban triptych.<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition. Full size.<br />

18.Toyohara Kunichika 豊 原 国 周 (1835-1900)<br />

The actor Ishikawa Sadanji in the role of Koganojo, from<br />

the series Mitate Hakkenden no uchi (A parody of the the<br />

Eight dog heroes). Published by Fukuda Kumajirô in 1883.<br />

Ôban.<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition.<br />

19. Konishi Hirosada 小 西 廣 貞 (fl. c. 1819-1863)<br />

The actor Nakamura Shikan III (1810-1847) in his last role<br />

as yakko Ippei in the play Tôkaidô koi no sekifuda. Published<br />

in 1847. Signed: Hirosada ga. Chûban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Unbacked.<br />

20. Konishi Hirosada 小 西 廣 貞 (fl. c. 1819-1863)<br />

An unidentified actor in the role of Kumagai Jirô in the<br />

play Ichinotani futaba gunki. Published in 1848. Signed:<br />

Hirosada ga. Chûban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Unbacked.<br />

21. Utagawa Kunihiro 歌 川 国 広 (fl. c. 1816-1841)<br />

The actor Arashi Rikan II in the role of Hirai Gonpachi.<br />

Published by Tenki in 1835. Signed: Ganjôsai Kunihiro ga.<br />

Ôban<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition. Heavy deluxe paper.<br />

22. Yoshida Hiroshi 吉 田 博 (1876-1950)<br />

A calm day. From the series: Inland sea-second series. Self<br />

published in 1930. Pencil signed in right bottom corner,<br />

with jizuri seal in left top margin. Ôban.<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition.<br />

23. Kitano Tsunetomi 北 野 恒 富 (1880-1947)<br />

Woman before the mirror. Winter, from the series Four seasons<br />

of the Licensed quarters. Published by in 1919. Signed:<br />

Tsunetomi hitsu. Ôban.<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition.<br />

24a-d. Komura Settai 小 村 雪 岱 (1887-1940)<br />

The complete series A legend from hell (Oden jigoku)<br />

Privately published in circa 1935, commissioned by<br />

Kunieda Kanji. These four works (Rickshaw, Umbrella, Man<br />

and woman under an umbrella and Tattoo) were picked by<br />

Kunieda among the illustrations that Settai made for the<br />

serialized novel Oden Jigoku. The texts in the background<br />

are taken from the novel.<br />

Fine impressions, colour and condition.<br />

25. Sakamoto Hanjirô 坂 本 繁 二 郎 (1882-1969)<br />

The complete series of five landscapes in original folder<br />

from the series Nihon fukei hanga (<strong>Japanese</strong> scenery prints).<br />

Published in 1918 by Nakajima Jûtarô. With original<br />

portfolio, table of contents and colophon. Chûban.<br />

Very good impression, colour and condition. Two designs show a<br />

slight brownish discoloration in the central area. This is for some<br />

reason the case with most sets.<br />

26. Kawase Hasui 川 瀬 巴 水 (1883-1957) Snow on Miyajima.<br />

From the series Souvenirs of travel, third series. Published by<br />

Watanabe Shôzaburô in 1928. Signed Hasui, with seal: Sui.<br />

Ôban.<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition. Ex Gookin collection.<br />

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27. Kawase Hasui 川 瀬 巴 水 (1883-1957)<br />

Snow at Tsukushima, from the series Twenty views of Tokyo.<br />

Published by Watanabe Shôzaburô in 1930. Signed Hasui,<br />

with seal: Sui. Ôban.<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition.<br />

28. Kawase Hasui 川 瀬 巴 水 (1883-1957)<br />

Starry night, Miyajima. From the series Souvenirs of travel,<br />

third series. Published by Watanabe Shôzaburô in 1928.<br />

Signed Hasui, with seal: Sui. Ôban.<br />

Fine impression, colour and condition.<br />

Paintings<br />

All measurements give the image size excluding the mount<br />

29. Katsukawa Shunrin 勝 川 春 林 (act. 1784-1800)<br />

An ukiyo-e style painting on silk by one of Shunsho’s<br />

pupils, showing two beauties on the veranda of a tea<br />

house. Signed: Katsu Shunrin, with seal reading ‘Superb<br />

painting by Shunrin’, c. 1792. Image size 27.5 x 78.7 cm.<br />

Formerly in the collection of the well known Shiga collector<br />

Shibata Genshichi active in the late Meiji and Taishô periods. It<br />

carries a tag of the Kyoto National Museum where it was once<br />

exhibited. A stylistically similar painting can be found in the<br />

MFA, Boston (a triptych), with the same signature and seal. See<br />

Morse, Drama and desire, <strong>Japanese</strong> paintings from the Floating World<br />

1690-1850, pl. 35, p. 134-35.<br />

30. Sakai Hoitsu 酒 井 抱 一 (1761-1828)<br />

A pair of paintings on silk of spring and <strong>autumn</strong> flowers.<br />

Each signed Hoitsu plus seal.<br />

Old box, with authentification by Kohitsu Ryôshin (1876-1953) the<br />

last generation of a famous family of Kyoto connoisseurs, dated 1933.<br />

31. Fukuda Hankô 福 田 半 香 (1804-1864)<br />

A large snow landscape painted in sumi and slight colour<br />

on silk, in nanga style. Signed: Hankô Fukuda sha, dated<br />

1846. Image size 86 x 176 cm.<br />

Box signed, guaranteed by Tachika Chikuson (1864-1922), an<br />

important Kyoto nanga artist.<br />

32. Anonymous<br />

A painting on silk of the bay of Nagasaki showing a large<br />

ship anchored in front of Deshima, the fan-shaped Dutch<br />

trading post, c. 1860. Seal in bottom right corner (unread).<br />

Image size 38 x 116 cm.<br />

33. Hashimoto Seisui 橋 本 静 水 (1876-1943)<br />

An enormous painting on silk titled on the box Hakusa<br />

seishô, white sand and green pines. Signed Seisui. Image<br />

size 83 x 198 cm.<br />

With original inside box and deluxe lacquered outer box. This<br />

painting was exhibited at the 1914 Inten exhibition. It was shown<br />

again in the Shiga Museum of Art in 1999, when prize winners of<br />

previous Inten exhibitions were shown. See Taishoki saiko inten no<br />

kagayaki, Shiga Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 2009.<br />

34. Watanabe Seitei 渡 辺 省 亭 (1851-1918)<br />

A painting on silk of swimming carp among water plants.<br />

Signed Seitei with seal. Image size 49 x 125 cm.<br />

Original box, signed and sealed by the artist.<br />

35. Watanabe Seitei 渡 辺 省 亭 (1851-1918)<br />

A triptych consisting of three paintings, the two outer<br />

ones depicting wisteria and the central panel numerous<br />

small turtles. Each signed and sealed by the artist. Image<br />

size 41 x 108 cm each.<br />

Original signed and sealed triple box.<br />

36. Otani Kubutsu 大 谷 句 仏 (1875-1943)<br />

A large painting on paper of a crane, with calligraphy in<br />

gold ink. Signed and sealed by the artist. Image size 47 x<br />

141 cm.<br />

Original box.<br />

37. Fujii Tatsukichi 藤 井 達 吉 (1884-1961)<br />

Mountainous landscape, painting on paper. Artist seal in<br />

right bottom corner. Image size 60 x 91 cm.<br />

Original box.<br />

38. Ushida Keison 牛 田 雞 村 (1890-1976)<br />

A two panel screen showing geese in flight against a<br />

landscape with pine trees and temples, c. 1930. Sumi on<br />

paper. Dim. 72 cm (h) x 165 cm (w)<br />

Born in Kanagawa prefecture. He was a student of Matsumoto<br />

Fûko (1840-1923). Together with Hayami Gyoshû (1894-1935),<br />

Omoda Seiju (1891-1933) and Imamura Shikô (1880-1916)<br />

founded the Sekiyôkai in 1914. The group disbanded in 1916 after<br />

the death of Shikô. After the war, he stopped entering works into<br />

competitive exhibitions and was involved in stage designs for<br />

traditional Kyoto dance performances<br />

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Bronzes<br />

purchased by <strong>Japanese</strong> governmental ministries for gifts to dignitaries.<br />

No box.<br />

39. Takamura Toyochika 高 村 豊 周 (1890-1972)<br />

Bronze single flower vase with a stylized ear and seal in<br />

bottom of vase, 33.5 cm (h) x 8.5 cm (w).<br />

Including original wooden box, with signature and seal in lid.<br />

Named a Living National Treasure in 1964 for his skills in<br />

metalworking, Takamura Toyochika was the son of a famous<br />

sculptor, Takamura Kôun (1852-1934). A 1915 graduate of the<br />

Tokyo School of Fine Arts, he was influenced by the ideas of his<br />

brother Kôtarô, who had studied Western art in New York and<br />

Paris and opened the first independent art gallery in Tokyo in<br />

1910. Toyochika became a specialist in the lost-wax method of<br />

metal casting, and in 1926 helped establish the craft group called<br />

Mukei (Formless), which sought to uphold the ideal of handmade<br />

crafts. He was among those who worked to include crafts in the<br />

Teiten exhibitions. Invited to exhibit at the 1927 Teiten, the first to<br />

have a section for crafts, he garnered top prizes that year and in<br />

the next two. He experimented with Constructivist works and in<br />

1935 cofounded the Real Craft Art Association, which espoused<br />

functionalist Bauhaus ideals.<br />

40. Hiramatsu Kôshun 平 松 宏 春 (1896-1971)<br />

A classical bronze flower vase, sealed at bottom and on<br />

inside of lid of box. The vase has a deep red, slightly mottled<br />

patina typical of the era. Dim. 22 cm (h) x 10.5 cm (w).<br />

Born in Nagano, Hiramatsu Kôshun was one of the top rated bronze<br />

artists of the Shôwa period. He learned the art of metalwork<br />

under Katsura Kôshun (Mitsuharu) and Umino Kiyoshi. His work<br />

was represented at the Nitten where he received the Hokutô-shô<br />

prize among many others and was bequeathed to the Nitten and<br />

41. Neya Chûroku 根 箭 忠 緑 (1897-1987)<br />

A large open bronze vase, decorated with stylized waves<br />

and flying fish. Sealed on the bottom Chûroku, c. 1930.<br />

Dim. 35 cm (h) x 17.5 cm (w).<br />

Including original box signed Chûroku saku (made by Chûroku).<br />

42. Aida Tomiyasu 会 田 富 康 (1901 - 1987)<br />

A stylized bronze flower vase, with two handles. Signed<br />

Tomiyasu on bottom. 29.5 cm (h) x 9 cm (w).<br />

Title on original box: Bronze ikebana vase with handles, signed<br />

by Tomiyasu with seal.<br />

43. Nakajima Yasumi II 二 代 中 島 保 美 (1905 - 1986)<br />

(2nd generation, personal name: Mitsuo)<br />

A stylized flower vase in red bronze. Signed: Yasumi on<br />

the bottom. Dim. 34 cm (h) x 20 cm (w).<br />

New box.<br />

44. Nakajima Yasumi II 二 代 中 島 保 美 (1905 - 1986)<br />

(2nd generation, personal name: Mitsuo)<br />

A stylized flower vase in red bronze, with square handles.<br />

Signed Yasumi on the bottom. Dim. 26 cm (h) x 10.5 cm (w).<br />

Original box, signed and seal ( 保 美 ) on the inside of lid.<br />

45. Nakajima Yasumi II 二 代 中 島 保 美 (1905 - 1986)<br />

(2nd generation, personal name: Mitsuo)<br />

A flower vase in red bronze in the shape of a budding<br />

flower. Signed Yasumi ( 保 美 ) on the bottom. Dim. 29.5 cm<br />

(h) x 16.5 cm (w).<br />

46. Tsuda Eiju 津 田 永 寿 (1915 - 2001)<br />

Bronze apple shaped vase, sealed in the bottom of the<br />

vase. 18 cm (h) x 12 cm (w).<br />

Original box with signature and seal. Eiju is considered one of the<br />

most influential <strong>Japanese</strong> bronze casters in the second half of the<br />

20th century. He was the pupil of Tsuda Daiju (1875-1946), a<br />

member of the Imperial Art Academy and professor at Tôkyô<br />

School of Fine Arts.<br />

47. Keiten Takahashi 高 橋 敬 典 (1920-2009)<br />

Bronze olive-shaped vase. Sealed in the bottom of the vase.<br />

Signed: Keiten on the inside of lid. Text outside of the box:<br />

red bronze flower vase (shudô hanabin). Dim. 19 cm (h) x<br />

21 cm (w).<br />

Original box with signature and seal. Keiten Takahashi was<br />

designated by the <strong>Japanese</strong> government as ‘Living National<br />

Treasure’ in 1996 for his excellent metalworking skills.<br />

48. Yoshino Takeji 吉 野 竹 治 (1920-)<br />

Large oval shaped vase, Takaoka dôki style. Dim. 22 cm (h)<br />

x 25 cm (w)<br />

Original box. Yoshino Takeji was born in Takaoka in Toyama<br />

prefecture in Japan. He is the fourth generation of metal casters of<br />

his family, which has been dedicated to this craft since 1800. His<br />

father, Yoshino Takejirô taught him the techniques of casting, but<br />

he also graduated from the Toyama Industrial Art School in 1938.<br />

He prefers traditional bronze casting techniques over modern<br />

methods. In 1975 he was recognized by the <strong>Japanese</strong> government<br />

for his efforts of traditional metal making techniques. He received<br />

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the 7th Blue Medal of Honour from the <strong>Japanese</strong> government in 1989.<br />

49. Kôji Hatakeyama 畠 山 耕 治 (1956-)<br />

‘Eight Faces’. Octagonal lidded bronze box with gold-leaf<br />

interior. Date: <strong>2014</strong>. Dim. 14.5 cm (h) x 10.5 cm (w).<br />

With original box, signed and seal Koji Hatakeyama. Born in<br />

Takaoka, Toyama, Hatakeyama studied metalwork at Kanazawa<br />

College of Art, and chose the method of metal casting –pouring<br />

molten metal into a mold. He decorated this octagonal box with<br />

abstract patterns resembling a landscape.His works are in various<br />

international museums, for example in the V&A in London and<br />

the Philadelphia Museum of Art.<br />

50. Kôji Hatakeyama 畠 山 耕 治 (1956-)<br />

‘Six Faces’. Hexagonal lidded bronze box with gold-leaf<br />

interior. Date: 2013. Dim. 16 cm (h) x 15.5 cm (w).<br />

With original box, signed and seal Koji Hatakeyama.<br />

51. Kôji Hatakeyama 畠 山 耕 治 (1956-)<br />

‘Eight Faces’. Octagonal lidded bronze box with gold-leaf<br />

interior. Date: <strong>2014</strong>. Dim. 14.5 cm (h) x 11.5 cm (w)<br />

With original box, signed and seal Koji Hatakeyama.<br />

52. Kise Hiroshi 木 瀬 浩 詞 (1980-)<br />

Hammered copper bowl with a gold leaf interior. Dim. 14<br />

cm (h) x 24 cm (w).<br />

Kise is an independent artist after receiving his training at The<br />

Tohoku Art and Design School. He has been the recipient of<br />

several prestigious awards.<br />

Ceramics<br />

53. Kiyomizu Rokubei VI 六 代 清 水 六 兵 衛 (1901–1980) and<br />

Nishiyama Suishô 西 山 翠 嶂 (1879-1958)<br />

A ceramic bowl made by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, decorated<br />

with bamboo and blossom by Nishiyama Suishô. Signature<br />

in bottom of bowl. Dim. 10 cm (h) x 23.5 cm (w).<br />

Including original wooden box, with signature and seal of both<br />

artists. Rokubei VI graduated from the Kyoto City School of Art<br />

and Craft and Kyoto Municipal College of Painting before<br />

apprenticing with his father from 1925. In his successful career he<br />

received numerous awards at the government sponsored<br />

exhibitions and was later appointed as a judge. He received the<br />

Cultural Merit Award in 1976. Now the eigth generation of the<br />

Rokubei lineage of potters works in Kyoto.<br />

Nishiyama Suishô was a Kyoto painter, briefly a pupil of Kono<br />

Bairei and later of Takeuchi Seihô, who was his father-in-law. He<br />

was also influenced by Asai Chû, learning Western decoration<br />

techniques and like Seihô and Asai Chû often worked together with<br />

Kyoto craftsmen such as Rokubei to add decorations to ceramics.<br />

54. Katô Shunpû 加 藤 順 風 (1914-)<br />

A ceramic tea bowl (chawan), Seto ware. Distorted shoe<br />

shape (kutsugata) signed at the side of the foot, c. 1960.<br />

Dim. 8 cm (h) x 14 cm (w).<br />

Including original wooden box, with signature and seal. Katô<br />

Shunpû exhibited at Nihon dentô kôgei ten in 1966 as a member<br />

of the Seto Dentô Tôgei-Kai.<br />

55. Kayoko Hoshino 星 野 佳 世 子 (b. 1949)<br />

An open stoneware bowl with pink glaze. A typical<br />

example of Hoshino’s style, suggesting a shape of folded<br />

paper. Incised decorations, applied by straw. Dim. 10.5 cm<br />

(h) x 32 cm (w).<br />

Hoshino’s work is present in several museums a.o. Museum Boymans<br />

van Beuningen, Rotterdam and the Chazen Museum, in Madison<br />

Wisconsin.<br />

56. Inaba Chikako 稲 葉 周 子 (b. 1974)<br />

Open ribbed ceramic bowl. Dim. 18 cm (h)x 24 cm (w).<br />

Inaba was born in Yokohama city, Graduated at the design<br />

section of the Musashi no Bijutsu Daigaku in 1996 and the Tajimi<br />

City Pottery Design Institute in 2001. Currently she works in<br />

Otsu, Shiga prefecture.<br />

57. Ôno Yoshinori 大 野 佳 典 (1978-)<br />

A contemporary white porcelain water container (mizusashi)<br />

with black lacquer lid. Dim. 15 cm (h) x 14.8 cm (w).<br />

Including original signed box. Ôno’s work has been exhibited<br />

throughout Japan and his work was selected for an exhibition for<br />

the Musée Picasso in Paris in 2012.<br />

Lacquer<br />

58. Yokoyama Hakutei 横 山 白 汀 (1901-1972)<br />

A large black bull, made in dried black lacquer (koku shitsu<br />

nuri). Seal at bottom. Dim. 20 cm (h) x 40 cm (l).<br />

With original signed box.<br />

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59. Nakamura Sôtetsu 中 村 宗 哲 (n.d.)<br />

Ôshita Kôsen 大 下 香 仙 作 (n.d.)<br />

Lacquer tea caddy (natsume), with gold decorations of<br />

stylized ivy leaves (tsuta no ha). Dim. 7cm (h) x 6.5 (w).<br />

Including original box, titled Makie of ivy leaves ( 蔦 蒔 絵 ).<br />

60. Imao Keinen 今 尾 景 年 (1845-1924)<br />

A set of ten lacquer trays decorated by Imao Keinen.<br />

Wrapped in original paper envelopes with a seal of the<br />

producer Hida Shunkei, dated Taishô itakurankai, Taishô 2<br />

(1913). Diam. 36 cm.<br />

With original box, signed by Keinen himself as: Yôsôsai kore wo<br />

konomu, ‘Keinen taking delight in these (plates). Imao Keinen was<br />

born in Kyoto and studied Ukiyo-e style with Umegawa Tôky.<br />

Later he became a pupil of Suzuki Hyakunen, studying painting<br />

and calligraphy. In 1888 he became professor at the Kyoto<br />

Prefectural School of Painting. Keinen was a frequent exhibitor<br />

and prize-winner at many shows and exhibitions in Japan and in<br />

Paris and an important figure in Kyoto art circles. His recurring<br />

themes are flowers, birds and landscapes. The lacquer producer<br />

Hida Shunkei has included its labels on each individual plate. It<br />

lists its performances and medals at various industrial expositions,<br />

such as for example a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle<br />

de Paris 1889. They were based in Hida province in Gifu prefecture.<br />

61. Shinmura Senkichi 新 村 撰 吉 (1907-1983)<br />

Low two-panel lacquer screen (furoksaki byobû) for use in<br />

tea ceremony. Produced for the Teiten exhibition of 1932,<br />

in art deco style, with metal ornamentation around the<br />

screen frame. 2x 86 cm (w) x 49 cm (h).<br />

In original box. Illustrated in the Teiten <strong>catalog</strong>ue for 1932. In<br />

perfect condition. This was Senkichi’s debut piece in the Teiten at<br />

the young age of 25. He trained in Kanazawa and went on to the<br />

Tokyo Art Academy and later exhibited many times in the Teiten<br />

and Shin Bunten exhibitions. In 1972 he became professor at the<br />

Tokyo Art Academy. An important piece and a highlight of deco<br />

style lacquer art.<br />

62. Koshida Bizan 越 田 尾 山 (1874-?)<br />

A round writing box (maru suzuribako) decorated with a<br />

camellia flower ( 椿 tsubaki), the interior is decorated with<br />

<strong>autumn</strong> grasses in nashiji lacquer, c. 1915.<br />

Dim. 4.5cm (h) x 21 cm (w).<br />

With original box. Koshida Bizan was born in 1874 in Kanazawa.<br />

He was a student of Takahashi Kôji and Tanaka Hatsutarô. He<br />

worked as an independent artist in Osaka.<br />

63. Hiraishi Kôshô 平 石 光 祥 (1910-1989)<br />

Tray in red lacquer (shu urushi) decorated with a vine<br />

design. Diam. 36 cm.<br />

Original box with signature and seal. Kôshô was born in Kaga<br />

city, Ishikawa prefecture. He was a student of Okumura Kajô 奥 村<br />

霞 城 (1893-1937). His original name was Hiraishi Takashi. Between<br />

1940 and 1946 he changed his artist name to Hiraishi Kôshô,<br />

which dates this lacquer tray among his earlier work. He received<br />

the Kyôto Art Prize in 1979 and the Kyôto cultural prize in 1982.<br />

64. Akashi Bokkei 明 石 朴 景 (1911-1992)<br />

A small incense box (kôgô) decorated with a cicada (semi).<br />

Interior is decorated with gold leaf. Dim. 2.5 cm (h) x 5.5<br />

cm (w).<br />

Original box signed Bokkei saku (made by Bokkei) and seal on the<br />

inside of lid. Bokkei learned urushi making at the Kagawa Craft<br />

School. He later taught urushi in Wakayama.<br />

65. Iwamura Sadao 岩 村 貞 雄 (1912-1944)<br />

Lacquer tray with decorations of flowers in mother-ofpearl<br />

(raden). Diam. 42.5 cm.<br />

Original box. Iwamura Sadao was the son of Iwamura Tetsusai<br />

who made many makie objects for the imperial family. Sadao<br />

exhibited at Teiten, Bunten and at the Chicago expo.<br />

Inside back cover<br />

66. Suzuki Hyôsaku II 鈴 木 表 朔 二 代 (1905-1991)<br />

Small lacquered chest which opens in the middle<br />

revealing two drawers and compartments. Dim. 35 cm (h)<br />

x 34.5 cm (w).<br />

Original box with signature and seal. Suzuki Hyôsaku II learned<br />

urushi making from his father the famous Suzuki Hyôsaku.<br />

Hyôsaku II was a member of Ryûkei-ha (founded in 1934), a<br />

group of artists who were fascinated by streamlining and speed.<br />

In 1937 he received a silver award at the Expositions Universelles<br />

de Paris.<br />

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