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Scenes from the Heike MonogatariA six-panel folding screen DATEEdo Period (1615-1867), 18th centuryMEDIUMInk, color, gofun and gold-leaf on paperDIMENSIONS153 by 316 cm The scene depicts the famous Japanese battle at Ichinotani, featuring the surprise attack by Minamoto forces, led by Yoshitsune, upon the Taira stronghold. On the lower part, the Heike (Taira) leader Tomonori riding out toward his boats, while on the left part Kumagai Naozane is gesturing with his fan toward the seventeen-year-old Taira Atsumori calling out to him: “I see that you are a Commander...

Water JarKo-Bizen, 16th centuryCeramic, 16 by 15 by 14.5 cmThis powerful mizusashi is characterized by the strong asymmetrical decoration; it exudes a raw energy that is inescapable, naturally drawing viewers in closer to ponder the dynamics of its creation. The body is naturally ash-glazed (shizen-yu) on one side, while the rest is left in plain clay with some light effects of koge (burn area) and hidasuki (reddish marks obtained burning straw on the clay). The glazed side, the one to be shown to guests during the tea ceremony, is decorated with a...

ShishiKatabori netsuke ARTISTYamaguchi OkatomoSCHOOLKyotoDATELate 18th centuryMEDIUMIvory; eyes inlaid in dark hornLENGHT4.7 cmSIGNATUREOkatomo  in a rectangular reserve PROVENANCEW. W. Winkworth collectionVon Schluben collectionJ. and A. Katchen collectionLITERATUREGeorge Lazarnick (ed.), MCI: The Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the BritishMuseum, New York (Alan R. Liss Inc.: 1986), p. 620.A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol.1, Paris (K. R. Publishers, 2010), p.85, no.K430. The shishi turned slightly to the right, open-...

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