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  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido - Yokkaichi, Station 44
    53 Stations of the Tokaido - Yokkaichi, Station 44 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. People walking over bridge with grass to the thriving market town and port facing the Ise Bay. Yokkaichi means 'market on the fourth day'. Hiroshige presents the city from a sharp angle from the left; the bridge was one of a series of narrow bridges built over the river and low land close to the seashore to allow access to the market.

  • Thumbnail for Evening at Kintaikyo Bridge, in Spring
    Evening at Kintaikyo Bridge, in Spring by Kawase Hasui

    Color woodblock, 15 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches, ink and color on paper. Shin Hanga print showing one of the 'Three Bridges of Japan'. Built in the late 17th century by Lord Hiroyoshi Kikkawa to solve the transportation problem when the Nishiki River flooded. Hasui presents the five arch bridge and its surroundings in a lyric manner, looking through pink cherry blossoms at a pebbled bank with a man maneuvering his boat beneath the bridge.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido - Goyu, Station 36
    53 Stations of the Tokaido - Goyu, Station 36 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Bare-chested porters walking over bridge in the post town of Goyu, carrying heavy goods for on poles.

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    View of the Earth

    Colored ink and paint on paper, 12 3/4 inch circle with interior concentric circles of varying colors. Mandala-type image with central image made of tripartite grouping of images in a palatial setting.

  • Thumbnail for Hommonji Temple in Snow
    Hommonji Temple in Snow by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

    Color woodblock, 15 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches. Print by one of the leading artists of the Shin Hanga print movement. The depiction of the landscape from a sharp angle in this print reflects the influence of traditional Japanese woodblock prints in the Edo period. Published by S. Watanabe Color Print, with signature of Hasui and stamp in red in lower right corner.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido: Kanagawa, Station 4
    53 Stations of the Tokaido: Kanagawa, Station 4 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Hiroshige presents a nice ocean view of Kanagawa with travelers taking a break in a rustic tea house by the blue water.

  • Thumbnail for Plate with Chinese motif of woman in a garden
    Plate with Chinese motif of woman in a garden

    9 3/4" X 9 3/4" X 1 1/2" Most likely made in Japan in the Arita manner. Depicts woman looking over a veranda railing at garden stone, flower, and butterfly.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Goddess Figure
    Chinese Goddess Figure

    Blanc-de-chine porcelain 5 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 2 inches, with bluish tinge. Seated figure of deity, most likely Guanyin.

  • Thumbnail for Nepal Prayer Flag
    Nepal Prayer Flag

    Entire work, 24 inch square, Image is 20 X 13 inches, printed on cotton.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Goddess Figure, Machopo (a deified lady)
    Chinese Goddess Figure, Machopo (a deified lady)

    Porcelain 5 1/2 X 2 1/2 X 2 inches in size.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido: Sanjo-ohashi, Station 55
    53 Stations of the Tokaido: Sanjo-ohashi, Station 55 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Central bridge,busy with travelers and pilgrims, diminishing at vanishing point with grey mountains in the distance. Sanjo-ohashi Bridge in Kyoto was located on the Kamo River and one of the major landmarks in Kyoto. Hiroshige skillfully uses one point perspective to lead the eye of the viewer gradually to the other endof the bridge, past the rooftops of Kyoto to Higashiyama Mountain range in the far distance.

  • Thumbnail for Musicians on Horseback (1 of 2) - profile view
    Musicians on Horseback (1 of 2) - profile view

    13 1/2 X 2 3/4 X 6 inches. Glazed pottery tomb figure of musician on horseback.

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    Musicians on Horseback (2 of 2) - profile view

    13 1/2 X 2 3/4 X 6 inches. Glazed pottery tomb figure of musician on horseback.

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    Musicians on Horseback

    13 1/2 X 2 3/4 X 6 inches, glazed clay funerary figures. Given the attire they are wearing, most likely dating from the Ming dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Bowl with lotus decoration.
    Bowl with lotus decoration.

    Brass, 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 inches. Shaped as an opening lotus on an inverted lotus base. Possibly used within a Buddhist ritual context.

  • Thumbnail for Bowl with lotus decorations - view of interior
    Bowl with lotus decorations - view of interior

    Brass, 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 inches. Detail showing wear on interior of bowl.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido - Sakanoshita, Station 49
    53 Stations of the Tokaido - Sakanoshita, Station 49 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Large white mountain range with travelers looking out appreciating the view. Sakanoshita was a dangerous part of the highway due to bandits. Hiroshige nevertheless focuses on the scenery and the enjoyment of the pilgrim travelers.

  • Thumbnail for Kumamoto Castle in Samidare
    Kumamoto Castle in Samidare by Kawase Hasui

    Color woodblock, 15 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches, ink and color on paper. Shin Hanga print otherwise known as 'Rain in May' by Kawase Hasui.Framed by large green trees on each side, the beautiful roof lines of the castle are revealed on a rainy day in spring. To the left, a humble wooden structure is laid out in horizontal fashion balancing the high rising castle behind it.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido: Minakuchi, Station 51
    53 Stations of the Tokaido: Minakuchi, Station 51 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Men and women attendants outside two-story establishment soliciting for trade, literally dragging men off the street in the evening.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido: Akasaka, Station 37
    53 Stations of the Tokaido: Akasaka, Station 37 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Pilgrim with horse in foreground between green hillsides, wandering the street of the village at sundown.

  • Thumbnail for View of the Earth - detail
    View of the Earth - detail

    Colored ink or paint on paper, 12 3/4 inch circle. Detail of interior circle with inscription describing the various 'seas' that move outward from the central image.

  • Thumbnail for Japanese Porcelain Plate
    Japanese Porcelain Plate

    9 1/4" X 9 1/4" X 3 1/2" round plate with floral motif in the center.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido: Seki, Station 48
    53 Stations of the Tokaido: Seki, Station 48 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Seki means 'checkpoint', and checkpoints were set up at strategic locations by the Tokugawa government to control traveling, police the road and prevent any unlawful activities. Hiroshige illustrates the arrival of a high ranking official accompanied by his entourage at Seki.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido: Hakone - Station 11
    53 Stations of the Tokaido: Hakone - Station 11 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Burning pink flames between grey mountains as porters travel along the narrow and steep mountain pass at Hakone, near Lake Ashinoko. Hiroshige captured the moment when porters struggle to carry their feudal retainers in sedan chairs as darkness nears.

  • Thumbnail for 53 Stations of the Tokaido: Odawara, Station 10
    53 Stations of the Tokaido: Odawara, Station 10 by Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

    Color woodblock, 7 X 9 1/4 inches, ink and color on paper. Odawara was a post town facing Sagami Bay. It is said that travelers on the Tokaido often stayed in Odawara for the night to rest in order to prepare for climbing the deadly Hakone pass the next day.l