japonese art

Tanto in koshirae Shishinto, 19th century, attributed to Kanzan
Tanto in koshiraeShinshinto, 19th centuryNagasa [length]: 24.8 cmMotohaba: 2.9 cm,Kitae [forging pattern]: ko-itameHamon [tempering pattern]: midare and choji midareBōshi [point]: ko-maruku; kaeruHorimono: suken on omote and goma-ashi on uraNakago [tang]: ubu, sujikai; one mekugi-ana.Inscribed on both sides and on the back:Attributed by Kanzan sensei to Bizen Osafune Yokoyama SukekaneGifted on 31/01/1972 for the birthday to Toshio from his grandfather AkioEngraved by Living National Treasure Gassan SadakazuKoshirae: the tantō comes with a good Higo koshirae. The...

Kamisaka Sekka
Waiting by a treeKamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)Hanging scroll, ink, and pigments on paper. Painting:134 by 30,5 cmMounts: 200 x 48 cm This painting represents a man waiting under a dark tree. The composition is extremely simple but suggestive. The artist, with few elements, can, in fact, create a vivid and dynamic scene, based on the tension between the strong ink stain that renders the tree and the elegant figure of the man, dressed in an aristocratic robe.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brought the traditional aesthetic in...

Katana Yoshioka Ichimonji Late Kamakura period,  Mumei, circa 1320, Juyo Token
YOSHIOKA ICHIMONJI KATANALate Kamakura PeriodMumei, circa 1320NBTHK Juyo TokenNagasa [length]: 66.8 cmSori: 1.6 cm, motohaba: 3.0 cm, sakihaba: 2.1 cmSugata [shape]: Shinogi-ø, iori-mune, tori-zori curvature with chu-kissakiKitae [forging pattern]: Ko-itame mixed with nagare hadaHamon [ltemper line]: Choji midare, sometime saka-choji, mixed with ko gunome, in nioi dekiHataraki [activities]: Koashi, yōBoshi [point temper line]: Notare komi with komaru.Nakago [...

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