menpo for sale

YazutsuKyudo arrow case19th centuryLacquered bamboo, 92 x 7 cm The yazutsu is a type of quiver used in kyudō, Japanese archery.This rare exemplar is obrained from a large bamboo; the cover is lacquered and decorated with a golden kamon.A tsurugiri (string holder) and a stag-antler giriko-ire (powder container) are attached to the case's cord.   Item for sale. Price on application. INVENTORY N.: alt-1535 

Tengu men
Russet iron ressei tengu menSamurai mask shaped as a TenguMid Edo period (1615-1867)This menpō presents some features, such as the nose shaped like a beak, which suggests that represents the face of a Tengu. The Tengu are mythological creatures of ancient Japanese tradition identify both as kami (gods) and as yokai (demons). They are usually represented as birdman with a long prominent nose or, as in this case,  a beak.  The mask interior is lacquered and the iron yodarekake is made in four kiritsukezane plates. INVENTORY NR: men-...

Inro by Nakayama Komin (1808 - 1870)Portraits of DutchmenGilded lacquered and colored lacquer inro with mother-of-pearl inserts Nashiji ground Signed: Nakayama komin kore saku 6.4 cmAntique inro representing three portraits of Dutchmen inscribed in a circle. One side is decorated with a man wearing a tricorn and a woman with a headscarf and a cross around her neck; portrayed on the other side, a man with a long nose, a typical feature of western people in antique Japanese representation. The use of green is quite a rare feature in Japanese lacquer. Nakayama Komin was...

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