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Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est.  $20,000-$40,000).

Objects from the East and West converge in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West auction, Oct. 5

Released: September 20, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.   Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (, as well...

FURUTANI KAZUYA Shigaraki jar, 21st century, magnificent tea leaf storage jar, 18 inches high


Released: October 31, 2017

Two hundred years ago three Zen monks from the Daitoku-ji in Kyoto collaborated to create a single stroke Mt. Fuji accompanied by three poems which extolled the wonder of the iconic mountain. This work exemplifies the focus of the show which reveals the melding of image, calligraphy, and poetic verse incorporated in many Zen works. The philosophy extended to tea ceramics, tea bowls, tea containers, water jars, and storage jars. Calligraphy of bold strokes on a six panel screen, once translated, provides a glimpse of a monk seated in early morning dew, touching a venerable tree, desiring ...

Kano School, Old and Young Bamboo (detail).  A pair of six-panel folding screens; Mineral colors on gold leaf, with cut gold squares and moriage (raised relief).  Edo period, first half of the 17th century, circa 1640/1650; Each H.  72 x W.  150 in.

Japanese Art Exhibitions in Asia Week 2016

Released: March 08, 2016

The Japanese Art Dealers Association (JADA) will hold its eighth consecutive collaborative Asia Week exhibition of Japanese art during Asia Week. Presented in the expansive Ukrainian Institute of America on 79th Street and Fifth Avenue, the exhibition is being organized by the members of JADA: Erik Thomsen Gallery; Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts; Leighton R. Longhi, Inc. Oriental Fine Art; Mika Gallery; and Sebastian Izzard LLC Asian Art. The dealers will also hold exhibitions during Asia Week at their individual galleries (see below for details). Highlights of JADA 2016 include A Magn...

Sekino Jun'ichiro (1914-1988) One modern print Self-printed monoprint; of a seated nude, 1940 Est $6,000-8,000


Released: August 20, 2013

NEW YORK—Bonhams September 17 Fine Japanese Works of Art auction will feature rare and important Japanese prints spanning two centuries. From traditional woodblocks to inventive monotypes, the auction will showcase the breadth of Japanese printmaking. “Printmaking is a central part of the Japanese artistic tradition,” explained Jeff Olson, Bonhams Director of Japanese Art in New York. “The September 17 auction is replete with excellent examples that cumulatively represent the major artistic movements and technical advancements in this dynamic field from the mid-18th to mid-20th centurie...



Released: February 28, 2012

Artworks of beauty, serenity, and power dominate Carole Davenport's Asia week exhibition, her 16th consecutive outing. An elegant ceramic vessel from the 2nd millenium BC, the Jomon era, and a strong single character calligraphy by the famed artist Morita Shiryu, (1912-1999), bracket the date range of art works to be presented. The haunting image of a handsome, young nobleman in the form of a Noh mask carved in the 17th century by the master Deme Yukan Mitsuyasu provides a focal point of the exhibition. It exemplifies the expressive and sensitive nature of Japanese art. A cornucopia of Jap...

Japanese Paddle-Shaped Writing Box

Robust Sales, Attendance at Japanese Art Exhibitions During Asia Week New York 2011

Released: May 02, 2011

In a week that saw record prices in nearly every field of Asian art, sales of Japanese art were robust and attendance at the numerous gallery exhibitions held by local and out-of-state and foreign dealers was up significantly over Asia Week 2010, according to an informal survey conducted by the Japanese Art Dealers Association (JADA) and information gathered from published reports.  Overall, JADA estimates sales totals of over $20 million, including $8.5 million in the Christie’s New York auction of Japanese art in its March 23 sale of Japanese and Korean art, over $4 million in sa...

Natsume Tea Caddy by Akihide, Autumn Flowers by Bamboo Fence; Meiji period; 19th century.  Maki-e sprinkled gold and gold foil on black lacquer ground; H: 6.8 cm

The Sublime Art of Japanese Lacquer at Erik Thomsen Asian Art in Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes

Released: March 16, 2011

Erik Thomsen Asian Art will present a select collection of Japanese lacquer boxes in Golden Treasures: Japanese Gold Lacquer Boxes, an Asia Week exhibition held at its new, purpose-built gallery in New York City.  The exhibition will run from March 16 – May 28, 2011 at Erik Thomsen Asian Art, 23 E. 67th Street.  Thomsen’s exhibition focuses on small-scale boxes of the past two centuries, a period of exceptional artistry in Japan in the medium.  During this period, Japanese artists mastered the technique of creating wafer-thin layers of lacquer that built up and, when infu...

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