japonese art

Tsuranari no katachi 9
Shigekazu Nagae (1953 - )“Tsuranari no katachi 9”Forms in succession # 9, 2012Porcelain, 21 by 41.5 by 36 cm Tsuranari no katachi is a series of white porcelain sculptures of silky and extremely thin silhouettes entwining each other. Each piece contains individually casted porcelain shapes, which are then intersected to create an organism of winding curves that seems to be flowing in the space. These forms are partly created by the natural twisting and warping in the kiln, as the fire completes the artist’s work. The final result is a sculpture that can be...

Folding screen with blue and white kikyoA six-panel folding screen ARTISTKamisaka Sekka (1866-1942)DATECirca 1920MEDIUMInk, color, and gold leaf on paperDIMENSIONS39.5 by 248 cmSIGNATURESekka with round seal Seisei A six-panel screen depicting stalks of blue, dark blue and white kikyo (Chinese bellflower) growing from behind bamboo fences, some leaves depicted with the tarashikomi technique. The bamboo fences and some flowers' details are in gold.Painter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artist 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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