Can you believe this is carved from one piece of wood? The wings are made of Kyoto bamboo and special thin Japanese paper.
Otake Ryoho is still 27 years old. I am excited about his bright future.
size 27cm-14cm-31cm(h)
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It is exhibited at the first Tokyo Bijutsu and industrial arts exhibition in 1909. And it was purchased by Board of the Crown Prince's Affairs.
There is a plaster figure "JYUTTOKU" (13.5×11.0×37.0cm) owned by Fukuoka-shi art museum. This plaster figure was made as prototype in previous step of wood carving.
size13.5 ×13.0×38.0cm with guarantee wood box by Komori Syuun.

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It have very handsome look that the carving is deep.
In addition, it have one more interesting thing, as for this work, the whole seemed to be covered with red lacquer. I thought it is rust. But it isn't rust but red lacquer. Probably it was produced as a red mamushi at the time.
The maker is Muneyoshi of the Tomiki family(Takase Kozan studio). He is good at making snake. And there were many works. But I haven't seen such a rare lacquer work.
size 95cm  Showa era.
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What a splendid carving technique!! It has a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste.
size 3.7cm-3.5cm-3.5cm(h)

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Miki Hyoetsu used several different lacqued technique and expressed a feeling of depth very well.
size 12.5cm-26.5cm-4.5cm(h)

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Oshin worked in Kyoto and was one of the finest artists creating burl wood okimono, trays and scepters for sencha tea ceremony. His work generally reveals a subject hidden in a natural form, such as a piece of burl wood, and the artist achieves a perfect harmony between the natural and the artificial, carved aspects. The world of sencha tea enjoyed a great flowering from the beginning of the Meiji era until the Pacific War. In this tradition, Oshin's work stands out as one of the most brilliant. He moved with his wife to Kita-Kyushu in the 1940s, when the destruction of war took with it the world that had supported his work. His last years were spent living on the charity of friends in exchange for pieces of his art.

size 16cm-10cm-3cm(h)

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Tanaka Muneyoshi is a craftman of Takase Kozan studio. He was good at making Articulated iron figures of animals(Jizai okimono). Especially dynamic iron works compared to other craftman in Kozan studio.
This work weights very heavy. But is built up by hammering. It needs a massive power. I think it is a work to be able to make only in his youth.
He is famous for Jizai Okimono. And also this work can be maved by iron wheels. So, we can say it is a JIzai Okimono too.
size 30cm-18cm-19cm(h)

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The first photograph shows an actual iron tea kettle and a lacquered piece side by side. You cannot tell which is the real item until you pick them up and compare their weight. It is an amazing example of lacquer art. The detailed texture of the iron, the bronze lid, and the rust on the mouth have all been exquisitely reproduced with lacquer. When the lid is opened to show the insides, Raden decorations and a shiny deep black lacquer welcome you to a completely different world from the exterior. Working together with Mr. Wakamiya of the Hikojyu Makie group, this project required one year to craft the wooden base, and another year to apply the lacquer. We show heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Wakamiya of the Hikojyumakie group for his willingness to commit to an incredible task and his alacrity in re-starting from scratch so many times to pursue perfection. This work of art has been planned from the start to have a second and third edition, each with their own story. The second edition will show the iron kettle 100 years from now, and the third edition will depict the kettle 100 years after the second edition. Each will use lacquer to express the flow of time and the gracefully aging beauty of the kettle. (Second edition to be completed in summer 2017)
size 16.5cm-14cm-21.5cm(h)
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It is owned by Museum 50 in Taiwan.

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I am always surprised at constitution of the Jinbo family works. It is not an easy thing that keep carving attractive composition without the joint from one piece of wood. Experience and imagination are necessary.

The detail is finished very delicately. The work of Miyabi has a particularly elegant atmosphere as same mean as his Japanese name.

size 22cm-14cm-21cm(h) with original signed box.

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You can feel a technique of iron hammering with your fingers when you look at the back side. The back of the tiger is especially expressed delicately.
Fujishima Saburo received the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 1959.

He made them A winter day in 1941. With original signed box.
11.5cm-11.5cm-2cm(h) each
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