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TessenFighting fanMid Edo Period (1615 - 1867), Iron, paper with pigments and bamboo.Menhari-gata (opening fan), sensu-gata (enlongated shape)Lenght: 35.5 Iron fan with an elegant shape, with nine bamboo ribs.Customarily carried in the hands or tucked in the obi (belt), the folding fan  played a significant role in Japanese etiquette, especially on formal occasions, and was rarely ever out of a samurai's possession. Perhaps because it was considered such an ordinary item, it was easily employed as a suitable side arm with only minor modifications. These weapons, called...

Daruma, Nakahara Nantembō (1839-1925)Painting: 203 x 44,4Mount: 32 x 127 cmSigned by the artist Nantembō was born in the city of Karatsu as the son of a samurai. He became a monk of the Rinsai Zen sect at an early age. His Buddhist name was Zenchū. Nantembō was the nickname he received in 1873 because of the nandina staff (Bō) he acquired to admonish his students. He became a controversial figure in Japanese Zen circles, devoting his energy to reforming Zen in Japan. The calligraphy says:There is nothing to seek and nothing to find. You are already enlightened, and all the...

KatanakakeSword standWood and urushi lacquer Edo period (1615 - 1867)56 by 137 cm This wooden sword stand is decorated with a fine design representing plants, also shows mon on both sides.   Katanakake in for sale. Price on application: alt-1592 

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