sengoku period armor

Samurai armor with byakudan finish, mogami-do tosei gusoku
Samurai armor from the Hirano clan PERIODMid Edo period (1615-1867), 18th century  EXHIBITIONS"Samurai - Passato e Presente", Novara 2012LITERATUREG.Piva - S. Verrina, Samurai - Passato e Presente, cat. A2, Novara 2012 This Japanese armor of tosei gusoku type brings the coat of arms (kamon) with fish scale (uruko) design used by the Hirano clan, daimyō of Tawaramoto in Yamato province. The twelve-plates kabuto (helmet) of "pumpkin" shape (akoda-nari) is typical of this region, richly decorated with...

Rengetsu Tanzaku
Otagaki Rengestu and Wada GozanMan with maple tree branchTanzaku, Ink on paperPoem by Otagaki Rengestu  (1791-1875)Picture:Wada Gesshin (1800-1870)Signed: Rengestu 77 years oldPainting: 35.3 x 6.2 cmMounts: 155 x 30.6 cm The poem says:This branchI snapped and broughtfrom the valley Below Mount Takaoa swatch of brocadeThe painting represents  a man in a typical hat who is bringing a branch of a red maple tree with a child on his back. Takaoyama is a place in Kyoto famous for colored leaves. In this poem Rengetsu is comparing the beauty of the scenery of autumn-...

Maeda Josaku (1926 – 2007)Paysage Humain n° 14, 1960Oil on canvas, 65 x 100 cmSigned: Josaku Meda. 60.Singed on the back: "Paysage humain" N°14 / 7.1960 / Josaku MAEDA / à ParisExhibitions:Turin (Italy), Gissi Gallery, Collettiva, 1960Turin (Italy), Galatea Gallery, Josaku Maeda, 1960Literature:Luigi Carduccio, Josaku Maeda, Galatea Gallery ed, (Turin: 1960).Born in Toyama prefecture in 1926, Josaku Maeda graduated at the Mushino Art University in 1953 and in 1957 he achieved the first prize at the International Young Artist Exhibition. This event represented for Maeda...

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