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Shien painted this very beautiful example of the Manzai or Comedians. 43.8cm by 194.3cm / 17.2" by 76.4 Silk painting with silk  mounts and  Bone scroll ends. Including an original box. £275

Manzai (漫才) is a traditional style of stand-up comedy in Japanese culture, which usually involves two performers—a straight man (tsukkomi) and a funny man (boke)—trading jokes at great speed. Most of the jokes revolve around mutual misunderstandings, double-talk, puns and other verbal gags

Originally based around a festival to welcome the New Year, manzai traces its origins back to the Heian period. The two manzai performers came with messages from the gods and this was worked into a stand-up routine, with one performer showing some sort of opposition to the word of the other. This pattern still exists in the roles of the boke and the tsukkomi.

Continuing into the Edo period, the style focused increasingly on the humor aspects of stand-up, and various regions of Japan developed their own unique styles of manzai, such as Owari manzai (尾張万歳?), Mikawa manzai (三河万歳?), and Yamato manzai (大和万歳?). With the arrival of the Meiji Period,Osaka manzai (大阪万才?) began changes that would see it surpass in popularity the styles of the former period, although at the time rakugo was still considered the more popular form of entertainment.

 


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Painted by the scroll artist Mori Shungaku, he was a pupil of Kishi Renzan 1800 / 1855

This very rare type of scroll comes with its original wooden box
60.7cm by 195.5cm / 23.8" by 76.9 Date circa 1850  £245

Manzai (漫才) is a traditional style of stand-up comedy in Japanese culture, which usually involves two performers—a straight man (tsukkomi) and a funny man (boke)—trading jokes at great speed. Most of the jokes revolve around mutual misunderstandings, double-talk, puns and other verbal gags

Originally based around a festival to welcome the New Year, manzai traces its origins back to the Heian period. The two manzai performers came with messages from the gods and this was worked into a stand-up routine, with one performer showing some sort of opposition to the word of the other. This pattern still exists in the roles of the boke and the tsukkomi.

Continuing into the Edo period, the style focused increasingly on the humor aspects of stand-up, and various regions of Japan developed their own unique styles of manzai, such as Owari manzai (尾張万歳?), Mikawa manzai (三河万歳?), and Yamato manzai (大和万歳?). With the arrival of the Meiji Period,Osaka manzai (大阪万才?) began changes that would see it surpass in popularity the styles of the former period, although at the time rakugo was still considered the more popular form of entertainment.


The Noh Actor. This is a short scroll showing this bright jewel painting to its best

The Noh Actor. A beautiful jewel of a scroll.
Recently restored with new silks and box covered in Antique Kimono Silk £180

 


With reference to the above scrolls: This is a short Calligraphy Scroll that we have recently restored. All our restored scrolls are made to extremely high traditional standards. If we have to breathe new life into an old painting or scroll then we would only wish to to that to the best of our abilities. The scroll restorer is a third generation scroll master.

The poem says:

Truly celebrating with the Senzu Manzai

Among the series of dance, one dance is performed,
 
Enjoying the performance with a joyous wish of a happy long life. 

Written by Chikusetsu.

( a Manzai performance is also done to celebrate the new year. The Manzai are comedians  I assume that the Senzu means Sensei- or Master.)

The box is covered in Antique Kimono Silk. The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly. £165

 

 


The Old Fisherman. This is an early 19th century painting that we have mounted onto new silk mounts. The scroll ends are hand made dense Rosewood to add weight which makes the scroll sit perfectly. The box is covered in Antique Kimono Silk £165


 

29 SHINRAN, Jodoshin-shu by Shunsui. This is a very colourful and well detailed painting of a monk
This has been mounted onto a new scroll with its own box.£195

A perfect scroll for a Bonsai display as it is not very long