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Portrait of Princess Soto'ori

Tosa Mitsuoki

Hanging scroll. A female figure is sitting against a blank background. She wears multiple layers of kimono, her hair is black and long, and her face white. She is watching a spider, descending from ceiling; her arms are extending in front as if she is trying to catch it. A screen of white and brown fabric is on her right, and an oil ramp with flame is on the other side. Three rolls of paper are placed in front of her. There are the artist's signature and seal on the left lower corner.

The painting is mounted on light blue brocade with designs of auspicious characters and objects, including character “longevity,” treasures, and double gourds. The sides are made of golden brocade, but the gold foil is almost worn out.

Warm holes on the upper right side, some small stains and dark lines on the top and near the face of the figure. Two repaired damages on the lower right corner. Some warm holes on the mounting as well. The wooden scroll bar is black lacquered.

1617-1691

17th century

2nd half of 17th century

1955/1.262

Hanging scroll: ink and color on silk

Kinki (region)

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Thirty-six Immortal Poets: Taira no Kanemori

Madenokôji Fujifusa

A male figure is sitting sideways, his face looking toward the front right. He wears a long black cap, a red under-kimono, a grayish-color jacket with geometric patterns, and right gray color pantaloons. He holds a fan, which is peeking from the right sleeve. The painting is accompanied by calligraphy on the right side of the figure. The painting is mounted on gold brocade with strips of purple and gold brocade on top and bottom of the painting.

1295-1380

15th century

15th century

1962/1.103

Handscroll section mounted as a hanging scroll: ink and color on paper

Kinki (region)

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Ceramic Sculpture

Yagi Kazuo

It is a long, rectangular unglazed ceramic piece, intended to be shown in horizontal position. Two thick slabs are connected with bridges inside. The front part has almost flat surface; there is a deep cut on the left side, in which mass of worm-like inner surface can be seen. The same surface is revealed in the middle, as well as on the right edge. The top of the slab has a several shallow holes and one deep cut, inside of which has worm-like surface, as explained above. There is also a dent on the top and on the right, from which worm-like mass seems to be coming out. Reddish shadows cast on left side, in the middle, and the right. There is a patch of clay on left side near the left cut. The bottom is flat.

1918 - 1979

20th century

circa 1958

1963/2.73

stoneware

Kinki (region)

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Shigaraki ware plate

Takahashi Rakusai III

A rectangular shaped plate with eight circular patterns. The rim is slightly flared out to create the concave shape. The top surface is unglazed, scorched to an intense red. The bottom does not have foot. In the kiln, the thick clay slabs were stacked close together so that the floating ash landed on the edge of the plate facing the flame. The circular patterns are areas that were protected from the flame by cylinder clay spacers.

1898-1976

Mid-20th century

circa 1960

1963/2.76

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Blue-and-white jar with pomegranate design

Kondô Yûzô

It is a medium size porcelain vase with pomegranate design in blue underglaze. The body is round with gentle shoulders; the mouth is wide and the neck is short and slightly inward. It has no foot. The pomegranate fruit and leaves are quickly executed with broad brush around the shoulder and the middle of the body. There is a band of a single line around the mouth and another around near the bottom. There is the artist’s signature “yû” on the eye. There is no foot but unglazed ring around the bottom; the eye is glazed.

1902 - 1985

20th century

circa 1960

1963/2.78

Porcelain with blue underglaze painting

Kinki (region)

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Tsuba (Sword guard)

Sadanobu

It is a round, openwork tsuba, in the design of three interconnected bamboo leaves. It has the signature: Kishû jû, Sadanobu.

1809-1879

17th century

17th century

1966/1.103

iron

Kinki (region)

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Bodhisattva Padmapani (Avalokiteshvara; Japanese, Kannon), from Kôfukuji

Artist Unknown, Japan

The figure is standing on a lotus-shaped pedestal; the hair is tied as a knot on top of the head; a crown is also on the top. The face has two elongated ears, round eyeblows, eyes looking downward; the lips are shut; sloping sholders are wrapped with thin robe, which hung toward the knees. Right hand, showing a palm, is raised to the chest while the left hand is by the lower abdomen, as if holding something. The three wrinkles can be seen on the neck. All are made of wood.

12th century

12th century

1969/1.106

wood with trace of color

Kinki (region)

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Stupa: Hyakuman tô (one of one million pagodas)

Artist Unknown, Japan

Wooden miniture model of a tower, comprised of a round base, a bar in the middle where three larger discs and six or seven small discs are inserted. A bulb-shaped ornament rests on top.

8th century

764-770

1969/2.21

carved wood with traces of gesso

Kinki (region)

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Laeliocattleya Jacquinetta, from 'A Record of an Orchid Collection'

Ikeda Zuigetsu

Single pink, flowering orchid with leaf on solid green background. Ink on paper, print.

1877-1944

20th century

1958

1983/1.371.16

color woodblock print on paper

Kinki (region)

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Shigaraki ware storage jar

Shigaraki ware, Japan

A large storage jar with round shoulder and shorter neck. The body is rather unevenly potted, showing bumps in some parts. The surface texture is uneven with speckles of white particles. Dark green, natural ash glaze drips on one side of the jar from top of the neck to the lower middle of the body. The rim of the neck is partially chipped and cracked. It has no foot.

Late 16th-early 17th century

late 16th century - early 17th century

1986/1.161

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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“Heads should be bowed to him,” quotation from the Avalokitesvara Sutra

Yueshan Daozong (J. Etsuzan Dôshû; Ôbaku Etsuzan)

Long calligraphy hanging scroll with green colored backing. Calligraphy paper is faded. Black ink. Stamps in red in the top right corner and near the bottom on the left. A smaller font of calligraphy is set on the left side while the larger set of calligraphy takes up the center of the scroll.

1629-1709

17th century

circa 1660-1709

1999/1.105

ink on paper

Kinki (region)

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Celestial Musician (Japanese, Hiten; Sanskrit, Apsara)

Artist Unknown, Japan

The figure is kneeling musician on lotus seat, made of separately carved petals. Below the seat, there is a base, which consists of two lotus-shaped half-sphere, connected up-side-down. The head has two buns, elongated ears, simplified facial parts; the figure wears a pink robe with wide sleeves, holding a sort of instrument with hands.

7th century

circa 670-700

1999/2.14

polychromed camphor wood on lacquered wood base

Kinki (region)

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Beige Obi with wax-resist overall patterns of rust stripes, interrupted by wax-resist and embroidered designs of floral scrolls

Minagawa Gekka

The obi is made of plain silk, on which beige and brown stripes are pattern-dyed. Scrolls of exotic flowers and leaves are hand painted with orange and black color, and embroidered with metallic threads. These plant designs are located on two parts of the obi; when wearing, one will appear in front, and other will appear on the back bow. There is a hand-painted artist’s seal of Chinese character “moon” on one end of the obi.

1892-1987

Mid-20th century

circa 1950

2005/1.325

Plain-weave silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery

Kinki (region)

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Nagoya-style Obi with wax-resist overall pattern of crackled pink-on-white, interrupted by wax-resist and embroidered designs of colorful tropical orchids

Minagawa Gekka

The obi is made of satin damask silk woven with “flower in tortoise-shell” patterns. “Cracked ice” pattern in red is dyed with wax-resist technique. Orchid flowers, leaves, ginger leaves, and ferns are hand painted in white, yellow, black, red, and green. Silver threads are embroidered in the rim of orchid flowers and other plants; more colored metallic and velvet threads are applied. The “cracked ice” patterns are broader adjacent to plants and red dye outlines them; that suggests that the artist designed flowers and foliage before the wax-resist application. The plant designs are located on two parts of the obi; when wearing, one will appear in front, and other will appear on the back bow.

1892-1987

20th century

mid 20th century

2005/1.326

satin damask silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery

Kinki (region)

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Tatsumura brocade fukuro obi with woven pattern of Central Asian paired ducks

Tatsumura Silk Studio

Terracotta-colored plain weave silk with woven pattern of paired ducks within lozenge-shaped floral scrolls; brocade done in thick white, light blue, and apricot silk floss; turquoise and purple-metallic-wrapped threads; and kinran (metallic coated paper) in two shades of gold.

20th century

1960s-1970s

2005/1.336

silk with woven patterns in silk floss, metallic wrapped threads and kinran

Kinki (region)

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Red brocade fukuro obi with woven pattern of colorful medallions against a field of wavy gold stripes (tatewaku)

Artist Unknown, Japan

This is made of a thick brocade of red, gold and silver. Medallion patterns and wavy stripes are woven through the entirety of the fabric, rather than halfway, as is common in less intricate obi. Medallion motifs of tortoise shells, flowers, and bamboo leaves are spaced among the golden waves across the fabric.

mid-20th century

1950s-1960s

2005/1.344

red silk with woven and embroidered design and gold wrapped thread

Kinki (region)

Mauve and periwinkle crested haori with wax-resist designs of floral clusters and embroidery in metallic threads

Minagawa Gekka

Overall wax-resist dyed pattern of crackled pale mauve on periwinkle ground, decorated with wax-resist dyed patterns of foral clusters in red, yellow, purple and white, and embroidery in gold, silver, and red metallic threads. White plain weave silk lining with wax-resist designs of fabric samples, predominantly red, blue, and gold. Silver and red red cords with tassles. Crest on the back of paired oak leaves (kashiwa) embroidered with gold couched threads and red and white bokashi silk thread.

1892-1987

mid-20th century

circa 1950

2005/1.350

crepe silk with colorful wax resist design and metallic thread embroidery

Kinki (region)

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Black crested haori with faux-resist dyed designs of chrysanthemum arabesques in yellow, red, and blue on crackled orange ground with embroidery

Minagawa Gekka

It is a black silk damask haori (short jacket for kimono) with wax-resist patterns, hand-painted design and metallic threads embroidery. The haori is in medium length, covering just underneath hip. It has elongated sleeves. The silk fabric is woven in a twill pattern of palace carts and flower baskets. Then the fabric is dyed with black. The white family crest under the collar and the diagonal part where chrysanthemum design would appear are left out from dying. The pinkish orange scale pattern is added using wax-resist technique. Chrysanthemum design is hand-painted with white, red, yellow, and blue colors. Finally embroidery is added in various metallic threads around the contours of the chrysanthemum petals and leaves.

Orange satin damask lining with woven wave design, with stenciled (?) designs of white flying cranes. Silver cord on one side, gold on the other, both with tassels.

1892-1987

20th century

circa 1950

2005/1.351

Black damask silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery

Kinki (region)

Crested kimono with elaborate floral wax resist designs (hageito, nandina, biwa, camelia, daffodils, omoto, plums, thistles) against crackled pink-on-taupe ground, with embroidery in metallic threads

Minagawa Gekka

It is a pink silk crepe kimono with wax-resist patterns, hand-painted design and metallic threads embroidery. The kimono is in full length and has elongated sleeves. The fabric is dyed with pink, leaving the family crest under the collar and the floral design part white. The red scale pattern is added using wax-resist technique. Then the design of multiple kinds of plants is hand-painted with white, red, yellow, and pale and blue green colors. There are mix of fall and winter flowers and trees: nandin on the left sleeve, plum, chrysanthemums, thistles, amaranths, camellias and narcissus on the front and back, makino (Chloranthus glaber, with red berries) and more camellias on the right sleeve. Embroidery is added in various metallic threads around the contours of flowers and leaves.

1892-1987

mid-20th century

circa 1950

2005/1.357

crepe silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery

Kinki (region)

Crested kimono with elaborate floral wax resist designs (hageito, nandina, biwa, camelia, daffodils, omoto, plums, thistles) against crackled pink-on-taupe ground, with embroidery in metallic threads

Minagawa Gekka

This is a pink silk crepe kimono with wax-resist patterns, hand-painted design and metallic threads embroidery. The kimono is in full length and has elongated sleeves. The fabric is dyed with pink, leaving the family crest under the collar and the floral design part white. The red scale pattern is added using wax-resist technique. Then the design of multiple kinds of plants is hand-painted with white, red, yellow, and pale and blue green colors. There are mix of fall and winter flowers and trees: nandin on the left sleeve, plum, chrysanthemums, thistles, amaranths, camellias and narcissus on the front and back, makino (Chloranthus glaber, with red berries) and more camellias on the right sleeve. Embroidery is added in various metallic threads around the contours of flowers and leaves.

1892-1987

mid-20th century

circa 1950

2005/1.358

crepe silk with colorful wax resist design and metallic thread embroidery

Kinki (region)

Summer crested kimono with orchid design on purple crackled ground (hibiware)

Minagawa Gekka

It is a grayish purple silk crepe kimono with wax-resist patterns, hand-painted design and metallic threads embroidery. The kimono is in full length and has elongated sleeves. The fabric is dyed with purple, leaving the family crest under the collar and the floral design part white. The dark purple scale pattern is added using wax-resist technique. Then the design of multiple kinds of plants is hand-painted with white, red, yellow, pale and blue green, and black colors. The half bottom of the family crest is also dyed with pink. There are mix of tropical flowers and foliage including four kinds of orchids, gladiolus, ferns, and ginger in red, yellow, green, purple, black and white hue. Embroidery is added in various metallic threads around the contours of flowers and leaves.

1892-1987

mid-20th century

circa 1950

2005/1.359

crepe silk with wax-resist pattern, hand-painted designs, and embroidery

Kinki (region)

Black kimono with painted and gilt floral designs

Artist Unknown, Japan

This black silk crepe kimono is decorated with chrysanthemum motifs, and has an inner red lining.

mid-20th century

1940s-1950s

2005/1.389

silk crepe with painted designs

Kinki (region)

Vase

Kôyama Kiyoko

This rectangular vase is decorated in one corber with a wheel or foral design carved into the clay. The opening edges of the vase are not straight, but asymmetrical. The natural ash glaze decorates the vase with varyig shades of gray.

b. 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.204

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Large Bowl (raibachi)

Okuda Eizan

Large bowl with wide and asymmetrical rim and natural ash glaze. The bowl appears to be orange on the outside, and multi-colored on the inside.

born 1944

2005

2010/1.209

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

Box with Lid

Kôyama Kiyoko

This ovular box, although flat on the bottom, has a lid decorated with curved ridges and protrusions that arch across the surface. The entire exterior is speckled with tiny craters, breaking up the illusion of a perfectly smooth surface. The ash glaze decorates the lidded box with an earthy brown color. The glaz pools in the valleys of the lid and small craters throughout, creating areas of darker hue. The meeting of the lid and box body is not a straight line, but rugged.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.210

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Vase

Kôyama Kiyoko

The exterior of this three-sided triangular based vase is decorated with lines that curve together from one edge of the vase to the next. The ash glaze creates a greenish brown color, which pools and creates darker tones in some areas. The edges are not straight, but rough and bumpy.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.211

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Large Jar

Kôyama Kiyoko

This large jar is ovular in shape, with four lines carved across its horizontal axis periodically. The jar shape turns inward from the third line from the bottom. where the fourth line serves as the base of the neck of the jar opening. The natural ash glaze is not applied evenly, but looks as ip it dripped down the sides of the jar in some areas.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.212

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Large Jar

Kôyama Kiyoko

This large jar is wider in the top portion, narrowing towards the base. It has a short neck that flares outwards. The natural glaze creates a range of browns and grays.

born 1936

21st century

circa 2000

2010/1.213

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Jar

Kôyama Kiyoko

This cylindircal jar has a circular lid with a small handle. The natural ash glaze creates a mix of green, black, gray, and reddish hues.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.214

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Tea Bowl

Kôyama Kiyoko

Tea bowl with natural ash glaze, which creates gray, black, white, and orage tones on the piece, speckled with black.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.215

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Incense Container in the Shape of a Ginko Leaf

Kôyama Kiyoko

This incense burner is composed of two equal halves. It opens to be used for incense storage, and takes the shape of a ginko leaf. The glaze gives the piece a red color.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.216

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Incense Container in the Shape of a Raccoon Dog

Kôyama Kiyoko

Incense containter in the shape of a raccoon dog (tanuki). The animal is sitting upright, and the opening of the container is horizontal along a split at its belly button. The incense container is colored white, grayish blue, and reddish orange, with the last color mostly on the stomach of the figure.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.217

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Incense Container in the Shape of a Plum Flower

Kôyama Kiyoko

Incense container in the shape of a plum blossom. The container consists of two halves opening horizontally, with the top of the container being very textured with a pattern of ridges. The container is bi-colored, with a whitish gray and reddish orange coloring.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.218

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Incense Container in the Shape of a Flower

Kôyama Kiyoko

Flower shaped incense container consisting of two halves, which open horizontally. The top of the container has a subtle flower pattern that compliments the shape of the container and appears to have been stamped on the top. The color is a dark red on the very top of the container, with the color transitioning to a lighter reddish orange for the rest of the container.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.219

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)

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Incense Container in the Shape of a Flower

Kôyama Kiyoko

Flower shaped incesnse container consisting of two halves, which open horizontally, and fit together very precisely. Decorated with ash glaze, which gives the pottery a deep red color, deeper on the top and slightly lighter on rest of the container, with black as an accent color primarily on two sides of the container in a line going from the top of the piece to the bottom. The top of the container is very dramatically textured is a symetrical series of ridges which create the petals and shape of the flower.

born 1936

circa 2000

2010/1.220

stoneware with natural ash glaze

Kinki (region)