kabuto samurai

Utagawa Yoshiiku (1833 –1904)Print with Mongaku under the waterfall Date: 1864Series: "Imayo Nazorae Genji" Modern comparison for the Tale of Genji; chapter 40Signature: Chokaro Yoshiiku gaPublisher: OmiyaFormat oban, 24.5 x 37 cmThe print depicts the monk Mongaku Shonin in repentance beneath a waterfall. The scene is based on the legend of Endo Morito, the secular name of Mongaku who was originally a samurai a samurai guard of the imperial family in Kyoto. In his late teenage years, he fell in love with Kesa, the beautiful wife of his samurai...

Sekka Kamisaka (1866-1942)ChigusaSigned: Artist's seal on all printsEditor:Yamada Naosaburo, Unsodo. First edition: 1899Oban yoko-e: 24 x 35,5 cmPainter and designer, Kamisaka Sekka has been one of the most important Japanese artists who brought the traditional aesthetic in the western world. Sekka came from a samurai family - his father was in service at the imperial palace in Kyoto - and studied art during a very delicate period of Japanese history: the transition between the old feudal system of the Edo period to the modern capitalistic one of the Meiji restoration. It has...

Menpo ryubu

Ryubu menpōSamurai mask with a martial expression DATEEdo ( period 1615 - 1867), 19th centuryARTISTMyōchin school This lacquered samurai half-face mask of ryūbu type shows a peculiar feature, as the mustache is not only fixed to the detachable nose but continue on both sides, on the main part. This uncommon treatment can be found sometimes of menpō from the Myōchin armorers, such as a ressei-men by Myochin Muneyasu from the M. Albert collection.INVENTORY N.: men-1370Item for sale. Price on application. 

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