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 DATEMid Edo period (1615-1867), 18th centuryMEDIUMiron This heavy helmet is typical of the work of the armor makers in the province of Kaga. Each plate is fitted with a row of nine rivets of diminishing size toward the top, with the exception of the front and rear plates, the former with three rows of za-boshi and the latter left empty. The rivet heads bear a chrysantemoid shaped washer at the base (za-boshi).The mabizashi (visor) and the fukigaeshi are decorated with applied printed Dutch leather tooled with a gilt design of stylized foliage...

Tokuhiro TosaiLate 19th centuryArtist’s signature and seals104 x 41 cmThis painting represents a steep slope of a mountain with some pine trees. The mountain is crossed by a waterfall that flows into the water below, where two men are on a small boat.The work is almost monochrome, except for a few details in green and yellow. The style is naturalistic and fine, as in nanga style, due to the chiaroscuro and to the fine details. On the top left corner there is the signature of the artist with his red seal. Tokuhiro Tosai, was a high ranking samurai, an expert swordsman and firearm...

Otagaki Rengetsu(1791-1875)WillowHanging scroll, ink on paper196 by 46 cm (mount 230 x 72.5)The painting represents a slender willow, gently soaring from the left accompanied by a poem about the willow itself. The calligraphy is flowing elegant and refined, windingly written, as typical of Rengetsu’s style. The poem reads: 千  青柳の下ゆく水にかげみえて聲もながるる春のうぐひすBeneath green willowsin the waters flowingdownstream―the shadow and voiceof a spring warbler.Poet, calligrapher, painter and potter, Otagaki Rengetsu was a Japanese Buddhist nun and one of the few prominent Japanese...

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