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Daruma, Nakahara Nantembō (1839-1925)Painting: 203 x 44,4Mount: 32 x 127 cmSigned by the artist Nantembō was born in the city of Karatsu as the son of a samurai. He became a monk of the Rinsai Zen sect at an early age. His Buddhist name was Zenchū. Nantembō was the nickname he received in 1873 because of the nandina staff (Bō) he acquired to admonish his students. He became a controversial figure in Japanese Zen circles, devoting his energy to reforming Zen in Japan. The calligraphy says:There is nothing to seek and nothing to find. You are already enlightened, and all the...

tomotada netsuke
Wooden netsuke a wild dogby Tomotada, 18th centuryWood netsuke; eyes inlaid in dark horn and ivory Signed in a rectangular reserve: TomodataLength: 5 cm A wild dog crouching over a hamaguri clam which lies at its feet, its mouth open, revealing sharp fangs, the tail curled between its legs. The backbone and ribs well visible under its coat, the hair indicated by delicate engravings and stained striations..During the 18th century, Japanese forests were teeming with wild dogs known as yamainu (dogs of the mountains) or okami (great deity). This animal was...

Negai no itoguchi
Kitagawa Utamaro (1754-1806)Negai no itoguchi (Unravelling the threads of desire), 1799Erotic woodblocks print (shunga)Oban yoko-e25.4 x 38 cm Erotic prints have a primary role in the Japanese art history: sexual pleasure is transported on paper with a magnificent expression and extreme stylization.The word shunga itself is, in fact, rich in metaphoric symbols, as "spring painting" would refer to the season that Japanese people most love, rich of mystic tension and erotic emotions.The series Negai no itoguchi (Unravelling the threads of desire) was...

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