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Samurai armor with byakudan finish, mogami-do tosei gusoku
Samurai armor from the Hirano clan PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1867), 18th century  EXHIBITIONS"Samurai - Passato e Presente", Novara 2012LITERATUREG.Piva - S. Verrina, Samurai - Passato e Presente, cat. A2, Novara 2012 This Japanese armor of tosei gusoku type brings the coat of arms (kamon) with fish scale (uruko) design used by the Hirano clan, daimyō of Tawaramoto in Yamato province. The twelve-plates kabuto (helmet) of "pumpkin" shape (akoda-nari) is typical of this region, richly decorated with...

Small furosaki with iris in rinpa style Periodo Meji  (1868-1912) 38 x 148 cm Two panel folding screen representing some stylized deep blue iris in Rinpa style. In Japan  this beautiful flower is linked to men because of the shape of its leaves recalling a sword; It is also used in patterns, where is often depicted in great proliferation.Nobles families of Heian period used to plant this perennial flower in their gardens and it is mentioned in literary works of the period including the famous Tales of Ise. Rinpa artists, especially Ogata Korin 1658...

A three-case inrō, 19th century Signed: Jōkasai
A three-case inrō, 19th centurySigned: JōkasaiHeight: 7.3 cmGold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, hirame, aogai and metal inlays. Interiors in nashiji. With a large shell from the kai-awase matching game, simulating with various lacquer techniques a painted landscape with a swallow inlaid in shakudo above a river, with pine branches entwined by wisteria. The reverse with another shell seen from the outside. The background decorated with horizontal bands of geometrical diaper patterns on each compartment with different techniques and the rare use of red and green lacquer.Painted shells can be...

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