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Average size is 26x 55 inches/ 66cm x 140cm

Fuji-san is Japan's highest mountain, and one of Japans most famous icons.
Fuji-san
is one of Japan's three sacred mountains and has been an object of worship since ancient times. In the Edo period (1603-1867) in particular, it was frequently climbed as an expression of faith.
Its grandeur and beauty have fascinated many Japanese artists, who have left behind some outstanding works of art. There is, for example, the outstanding work called the "Fugaku (Fuji-san) Sanjurokkei  or the 36 views of Fuji by the ukiyoe artist Katsushika Hokusai, which contains masterpieces like "Akafuji" which is known throughout the world.
Mount Fuji is depicted towering above the landscape in a reddish glow. The foot of the mountain is wooded with pine trees. It contrasts starkly against the dark-blue sky, dotted with white clouds. However, to see Mount Fuji in red is a rarity. The volcano has to be seen at a special time of day, with the right weather conditions. These conditions only occur perhaps three times a year, and a year can go by without one red Fuji being seen. This is why many artists and photographers challenge themselves to find, photograph or paint Fuji in red as Katsushika Hokusai did in the 19th century, but it takes a lot of patience

 


 


Keii-Ito Hironaga Fujisan. Also known in translation as Keii Itaya Hironaga-1760-1814. A sumiyoshi painter. The son and student of
Itaya Keishu Hiromasa. Younger brother of Sumiyoshio Hiroyuki. Keii served as 'goyo-esjhi to the Shogunate court
using the 'go' Keii as his Buddhist name when he entered the court

Painted by a great master this comes with a box and is £220


Kano Yasunobu (Seisen'in; 1796-1846)  8th generation Kano artist of the Kobikicho branch of the Kano Shool, late Edo period.

Son of Kano Isen'in. Kano Yasunobu or Osanobu (1796-1846), who used the sobriquet or the "studio name" Seisen'in, was the ninth-generation head of one of the four main Kano Ateliers. ...Was commissioned by the Tokugawa Shogunate to paint the wall of the Edo Castle after the fire in 1839 and again in 1845. He chose to go back to the classical style of painting from the Kamakura-Yamato-e for which he had studied diligently from hand scrolls of the period

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Delicate rendering of Fuji san. Painted circa 1838. Spectacular composition and precise, graceful brush strokes. Signed/stamped.

Comes with kiri wood tomobako storage box. £700


Two Pines and Fujisan by Gakasui.54x28

Painted by Gakusai a very atmospheric image of Fuji san coming out of the clouds with two pines in the front. Beautiful understanding of perspective £240 NM



Sadakata (Sakata) Kaiseki (1882-1967c) also known as Youkei.

Inscription: From the view of Kyono (A place in Shizuoka where you can see one side of Mt. Fuji)

Youkei saku or made by Youkei, seal (top) say the seal of Sadakata, and the bottom is Youkei.

The artist painted this ethereal image of Fuji-san in Clouds 51.7x28 . £225
including the Pauwlana Wood box for this wonderful painting by a great artist

Sadakata (Sakata) Kaiseki (1882-1967c) also known as Youkei was born in Okayama prefecture and educated at Kansai Gakuin University. He studied under Kyose Shoseki and became his son-in-law. He went abroad to France and entered the Salon d'automne exhibition where established artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir threw their support behind this exhibition from its inception in 1905. The major  French artists of the early period such as Auguste Rodin displayed several drawings. Since its inception, the greats and future greats of the art world such as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso have been shown here. An obvious magnet for young artists from around the world including Japan

Later in life Kaiseki created hanga or woodblock prints. Initially not much of his life was known and he was thought to have passed away sometime after 1933.

However, Kaiseki has changed his artist name 3 times and this beautiful painting was created during the 1930s when Kaiseki was living in Tokyo's Bunkyo ward until when he moved back to Okayama during the war. Kaiseki was known to have favored to paint Mt. Fuji many times during his life. During the years when he used the name Youkei, centered his Mt. Fuji in his paintings and used more landscapes compared to his earlier works where there were more genre paintings with Mt. Fuji in the background.


 

This is an almost modernist image of Fuji 53x24 around 1910 £185
The artist for this painting is Yuko and he painted this in the very early part of the 1900's

 

 


'Fuji San early morning light' by the famous Painter Taikan Yokoyama . He was a very famous painter living between 1868-1958 58.3x25 
However this is a hand made screened edition from the early part of the 20th century  and partially hand painted by the artist.
This  is a beautifully rendered image on outstanding Silk mounts. With a hand made lacquered box on dark brown £165
28x55. A perfect scroll for a Bonsai Exhibition or for your home.

 

 

The beautiful and delicate brushwork of Suiho

Suihō painted this almost ethereal vision of Fujisan in the 1960's 45x24 inches £180

  

     

Fuji Grey Peak scroll poem|:  Sages come at ease and play with the clouds outside of our world.  

Painted by Kin Sekishin in 1950.

Including box £170

 

 

A Herd of Cranes fly under Mount Fuji by Kishimoto

The term Herd is applied to a group of cranes.

A stunning old vintage scroll signed by the master Kishimoto who has also made a box for this wonderful painting of a Herd of Tsuru-a flock of Japanese Red Crested Cranes is called a Herd. Kishimoto painted Fuji san in the background. The box and painting has the artists seal and is dated Showa 41 -1966 AD


Measurements : 72.5cm by 141.5cm / 28.5" by 55.7"
Material of the roller ends : Bone.
Technique : Hand painted on Paper.

£350 ($500) with original signed box.

 

 

 

  To see Mount Fuji in red is a rarity. The volcano has to be seen at a special time of day, in summer with the right weather conditions. These conditions only occur perhaps three times a year, and a year can go by without one red Fuji being seen. This is why many artists and photographers challenge themselves to find, photograph or paint Fuji in red as Katsushika Hokusai did in the 19th century, but it takes a lot of patience

Red Fuji san. Homage to Hokusai. A truly beautiful painting with great power and would be wonderful for a Bonsai or a Suiseki display background. This is a short scroll 28.4 x 55.7 inches with box. £210.

 

 

 

Red Fuji  Screen Print with Box £140  Shoko  71X139.7cm 27.9X55 1

 

 

Red Fuji . Artist as yet unknown 67.8X 126cm 26.6 x 49.6inches
A short scroll that has been screen printed and partially hand painted by the artist. £155. . Including Box

 

   

 

Red Fujj and Pines. The title simply means "red Fuji" - occasionally at dawn in late summer the whole mountain seen from the East can appear red, and this has been taken as a good omen. This picture is full of good-luck symbolism including the evergreen pines that promise longevity.
This is an outstanding image with great depth and an image that seems to touch the soul. This is one of the great images of Red Fuji. £190 with box

71x140cm 27.9x55.1inches

 

 

Blue Fuji:

To see Mount Fuji in blue is also a rarity. The volcano has to be seen at a special time of day, during winter with the right weather conditions. These conditions only occur perhaps three times a year, and a year can go by without one red or blue Fuji being seen. This is why many artists and photographers challenge themselves to find, photograph or paint Fuji in Blue.


 


Painted  by So'u this ethereal image of a Blue Fuji with the rising sun peeking above the cloud blanket that shelters Fujisan. A great painting. Including box 50x29

sold

   

Fuji san Green Blue. A Sumei ink painting in a Zen style and dates from the 16th century. It was probably restored in Japan some time ago.

The size is 48x28-
£175

 

 
Keii-Ito Hironaga Fujisan. Also known in translation as Keii Itaya Hironaga-1760-1814. A sumiyoshi painter. The son and student of
Itaya Keishu Hiromasa. Younger brother of Sumiyoshio Hiroyuki. Keii served as 'goyo-esjhi to the Shogunate court
using the 'go' Keii as his Buddhist name when he entered the court

Painted by a great master this comes with a box and is £220

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Kano Yasunobu (Seisen'in; 1796-1846)  8th generation Kano artist of the Kobikicho branch of the Kano Shool, late Edo period.

Son of Kano Isen'in. Kano Yasunobu or Osanobu (1796-1846), who used the sobriquet or the "studio name" Seisen'in, was the ninth-generation head of one of the four main Kano Ateliers. ...Was commissioned by the Tokugawa Shogunate to paint the wall of the Edo Castle after the fire in 1839 and again in 1845. He chose to go back to the classical style of painting from the Kamakura-Yamato-e for which he had studied diligently from hand scrolls of the period

.

Delicate rendering of Fuji san. Painted circa 1838. Spectacular composition and precise, graceful brush strokes. Signed/stamped.

Comes with kiri wood tomobako storage box. £700

 


Soho 'Fuji in Spring' 41 x 24 Painted in1850 This is an outstanding example of Fujisan in Sumei painting. A case of less is more.
While the scroll mounts are old I felt that these were acceptable. I can remount this scroll if the buyer prefers. The cost for that will be £95
With  box. £210

Two Pines and Fujisan by Gakasui.54x28

Painted by Gakusai a very atmospheric image of Fuji san coming out of the clouds with two pines in the front. Beautiful understanding of perspective £240 NM

 


Sadakata (Sakata) Kaiseki (1882-1967c) also known as Youkei.

Inscription: From the view of Kyono (A place in Shizuoka where you can see one side of Mt. Fuji)

Youkei saku or made by Youkei, seal (top) say the seal of Sadakata, and the bottom is Youkei.

The artist painted this ethereal image of Fuji-san in Clouds 51.7x28 . £225
including the Pauwlana Wood box for this wonderful painting by a great artist

Sadakata (Sakata) Kaiseki (1882-1967c) also known as Youkei was born in Okayama prefecture and educated at Kansai Gakuin University. He studied under Kyose Shoseki and became his son-in-law. He went abroad to France and entered the Salon d'automne exhibition where established artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir threw their support behind this exhibition from its inception in 1905. The major  French artists of the early period such as Auguste Rodin displayed several drawings. Since its inception, the greats and future greats of the art world such as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso have been shown here. An obvious magnet for young artists from around the world including Japan

Later in life Kaiseki created hanga or woodblock prints. Initially not much of his life was known and he was thought to have passed away sometime after 1933.

However, Kaiseki has changed his artist name 3 times and this beautiful painting was created during the 1930s when Kaiseki was living in Tokyo's Bunkyo ward until when he moved back to Okayama during the war. Kaiseki was known to have favored to paint Mt. Fuji many times during his life. During the years when he used the name Youkei, centered his Mt. Fuji in his paintings and used more landscapes compared to his earlier works where there were more genre paintings with Mt. Fuji in the background.


This is an almost modernist image of Fuji 53x24 around 1910 £185
The artist for this painting is Yuko and he painted this in the very early part of the 1900's


'Fuji San early morning light' by the famous Painter Taikan Yokoyama . He was a very famous painter living between 1868-1958 58.3x25 
However this is a hand made screened edition from the early part of the 20th century  and partially hand painted by the artist.
This  is a beautifully rendered image on outstanding Silk mounts. With a hand made lacquered box on dark brown £165
28x55. A perfect scroll for a Bonsai Exhibition or for your home
.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The beautiful and elicate brushwork of Suiho

Suihō painted this almost ethereal vision of Fujisan in the 1960's 45x24 inches £180


   

Fuji Grey Peak scroll poem|:

Sages come at ease and play with the clouds outside of our world.  

Painted by Kin Sekishin in 1950.

Including box £170


A Herd of Cranes fly under Mount Fuji by Kishimoto

The term Herd is applied to a group of cranes.

A stunning old vintage scroll signed by the master Kishimoto who has also made a box for this wonderful painting of a Herd of Tsuru-a flock of Japanese Red Crested Cranes is called a Herd. Kishimoto painted Fuji san in the background. The box and painting has the artists seal and is dated Showa 41 -1966 AD


Measurements : 72.5cm by 141.5cm / 28.5" by 55.7"
Material of the roller ends : Bone.
Technique : Hand painted on Paper.

£350 ($500) with original signed box.

 


A series of wonderful images of the famous Red Fuji.

From our introduction:

To see Mount Fuji in red is a rarity. The volcano has to be seen at a special time of day, in summer with the right weather conditions. These conditions only occur perhaps three times a year, and a year can go by without one red Fuji being seen. This is why many artists and photographers challenge themselves to find, photograph or paint Fuji in red as Katsushika Hokusai did in the 19th century, but it takes a lot of patience

Red Fuji san. Homage to Hokusai. A truly beautiful painting with great power and would be wonderful for a Bonsai or a Suiseki display background. This is a short scroll 28.4 x 55.7 inches with box. £210.


Red Fuji  Screen Print with Box £140  Shoko  71X139.7cm 27.9X55 1

From our introduction:

To see Mount Fuji in red is a rarity. The volcano has to be seen at a special time of day, with the right weather conditions. These conditions only occur perhaps three times a year, and a year can go by without one red Fuji being seen. This is why many artists and photographers challenge themselves to find, photograph or paint Fuji in red as Katsushika Hokusai did in the 19th century, but it takes a lot of patience


Red Fuji . Artist as yet unknown 67.8X 126cm 26.6 x 49.6inches A short scroll that has been screen printed and partially hand painted by the artist. £155. . Including Box


 

Red Fujj and Pines. The title simply means "red Fuji" - occasionally at dawn in late summer the whole mountain seen from the East can appear red, and this has been taken as a good omen. This picture is full of good-luck symbolism including the evergreen pines that promise longevity.
This is an outstanding image with great depth and an image that seems to touch the soul. This is one of the great images of Red Fuji. £190 with box

71x140cm 27.9x55.1inches

From our introduction:

To see Mount Fuji in red is a rarity. The volcano has to be seen at a special time of day, with the right weather conditions. These conditions only occur perhaps three times a year, and a year can go by without one red Fuji being seen. This is why many artists and photographers challenge themselves to find, photograph or paint Fuji in red as Katsushika Hokusai did in the 19th century, but it takes a lot of patience


 

 


 

      


Blue Fuji:

To see Mount Fuji in blue is also a rarity. The volcano has to be seen at a special time of day, during winter with the right weather conditions. These conditions only occur perhaps three times a year, and a year can go by without one red or blue Fuji being seen. This is why many artists and photographers challenge themselves to find, photograph or paint Fuji in Blue.


Painted  by So'u this ethereal image of a Blue Fuji with the rising sun peeking above the cloud blanket that shelters Fujisan. A great painting. Including box 50x29 Sold


Fuji san Green Blue. A Sumei ink painting in a Zen style and dates from the 16th century. It was probably restored in Japan some time ago.

The size is 48x28-
£175



 

  Fuji san at dawn. This is a mid 20th century painting with exceptional elegance. The silk mounts have been carefully blended to work very beautifully with the painting. The gentle pink red of the sky at dawn sets of the snow capped sides of Fuji very well.

Size 44.6 x24.8 This is in very good and original condition. A very good scroll for a Bonsai Display. £175 including  Pauwlana Wood Box
 


 

 

TAISHU painted this rare and evocative image of Fujisan at dawn light £255 inc box

Not many paintings by Taishu exist and this is a rare example.
Painted in colour on silk with silk mounts.
Tiny staining on the scroll mounts but otherwise in very good condition
Depicting Mt' FUJI at dawn
Signed TAISHU 66cm x145cm


Something extra special. Of great historical value.

 

 
This painting had lost the mountings so I remounted this onto suitable silk mounts and with Ivory scroll ends from the same period. It comes with a Pauwlana box Tombako and a Niju Bako- double lacquered wood box. The painting size on the scroll will be 21¾ inches wide by 50 inches long.

NIJU BAKO or Double Box. The inner box is plain while the outer box is lacquered. Only used for very rare scrolls.

£1200

Kano Tanyu (1602-1674) A view of Fujisan through morning clouds painted c 1640

Tan'yū was accomplished, in this style of monochrome ink painting based on the prototypical style of the Muromachi period, yamato-e compositions in a style similar to that of the Tosa school, and Chinese style scrolls

 

Kanō Tan'yū (狩野 探幽?, 4 March 1602 - 4 November 1674) was one of the foremost Japanese painters of the Kanō school. His original given name was Morinobu; he was the eldest son of Kanō Takanobu and grandson of Kanō Eitoku. Many of the most famous and widely known Kanō works today are by Tan'yū.

Example of a double box Niju Bako Tombako

In 1617, Tan'yū was appointed by the Tokugawa shogunate to become one of the shogunate's official artists. Over the following years, he was given many highly prestigious commissions. Over the 1620s and '30s, he created a number of large-scale works for Edo Castle, Nijō Castle, Osaka Castle, Nagoya Castle, and Nikkō Tōshō-gū.

Prolific in a variety of painting styles, Tan'yū's most famous works are probably those he produced for these large-scale commissions. They are screens and panels, prime examples of the Momoyama style, depicting natural subjects such as tigers, birds and plants, in bright colors and with extensive use of gold leaf. The gold, often used to represent clouds, water, or other background elements, would reflect what little light was available indoors, brightening a castle's dark rooms.

Tan'yū was also accomplished, however, in monochrome ink painting based on the prototypical style of the Muromachi period, yamato-e compositions in a style similar to that of the Tosa school, and Chinese style scrolls. His most famous yamato-e work is a narrative handscroll depicting the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun and major figure in Japanese history. It was after this commission, in 1640, that the artist first took on the "artist name" of Tan'yū.

In addition to being a highly honored and respected painter in his own right, Tan'yū was known as a collector and connoisseur of Chinese paintings. He made sketches and kept records of many of the paintings that passed through his studio, brought to him for authentication
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View of Fujisan from the Lake. Painted circa 1790
The painting is very interesting because of the combination of Pine Plum and Beech. All subtle references in Japanese art and discussed elsewhere on my website. When the painting has been restored I will expand this information here

*Itaya Hironaga (1760~1814) :
Itaya Hironaga was a painter active in the end to the middle of Edo period.
Hironaga was the second son of Itaya Keishu and his older brother was Sumiyoshi Hiroyuki.
His son was Itaya Hirotaka. Hironaga was the second successor of Sumiyoshi-ha Itaya Family.
His pseudonym is Keii. This painting is signed Keii

73.7cm x 138cm / 29" x 54.3" £395

However the mountings are damaged and this is undergoing a restoration of the top and bottom sections. We are trying to remove the little staining on the painting

 

 



Gakusen 1820 -1877/1899

Mount Fuji at dawn light
Born in Nagata Province and studied under a local teacher of Japanese art. He then went to Kyoto to study under Oda Kaisan. When he was 30 he returned home to become a Samurai in the service of the Mori Clan. After the Meiji restoration he resumed his career as an artist in Tokyo.In 1822 he served as a juror for the first Naikoku Kaiga  Kyo-shinkai and at the second he exhibited his work and won a prize.One of a number of artists chosen to work on the decoration of the Meiji era palace. He was a good painter of landscapes and kachoga. The date of his death is uncertian.

Painted on silk with silk mount

Depicting Mt'FUJI with morning red sunshine

Signed GAKUSEN with his seal,

painting size is 42.5cm x 50.5cm

Including Box £245

 

 


 

Beautiful Fuji san   Showa Mizu no tori no Haru ( Year of the Water rooster, during the Showa (1933) , Spring) Signature: Shichijusai Ou Sea;" Sango

Newly restored and with a specially made antique silk covered box
£195

 

 

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