Taki Waterfalls
Waterfalls are Summer scrolls as the falling water can add a coolness  to the room while misty landscapes can be a wonderful meditation vehicle

TAKI( Waterfall ). This type scroll is for summer  in Japan. It creates a cool atmosphere

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The magnificent antique hand painted works of art show the Japanese style of painting at its very best. Some of these scrolls are very old and in some cases these have been completely restored where the original mounts were beyond repair. The original ends and boxes have been retained if these were available but the silk mounts have been replaced with similar colours to the original. Nothing has been altered with the actual painting. 
Boxes have been made or are supplied with all Scrolls from Tokonomascrolls.com

Waterfall with poem

A very good Sumie ink drawing of a waterfall.  This dates from around 1935
This has been painted by one artist and the calligraphy poetry by another. I would think a close friend.
Bone ends.
201 cm (79 inches) 45.5 cm (18 inches) £165 including box



A wonderful Waterfall landscape created by the artist Seisen with Box.  £220





A very  elegant Taki-Waterfall by the artist Shoin painted around 1900  £160


Nachi-no-Otaki are also known as the Number one Falls-Ichi no Otaki  . This is a very atmospheric image that reminds me in some ways of the great glacier shifts which created the magnificent waterfalls of Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite and Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite. Similar landscapes are in Japan deep in the mountains and his is an older image of the famous  Nachi-no-Otaki Falls and the water from these mighty falls create lakes of pure fresh mountain water which has always been an attraction for the Japanese.

The Nachi Primeval Forest, is a place of mountain god worship. Nachi-no-Otaki / Ichi no Otaki Falls, 133 meters high. The name comes from Mount Nachi, however as this is the biggest waterfall in Japan it is also affectionately known as Ichi No, (Number one) OTaki, (of all Waterfalls). Ichi no Otaki.

In the Mt. Nachi-san area is the Kumano Nachi-taisha Shrine. This has five Shinto buildings called "Kumano-Gongen" structure, which are very important cultural properties of Japan and are architecturural examples from the 8th through 10th century. Other places worth a visit include the Seiganto-ji Temple with a vermilion three-storied pagoda that has now become a Mt. Nachi-san's symbol, and the Hiryu-jinja Shrine where the holy go to worship the Nachi-no-Otaki Falls, also known as "Ichi-no-taki", as what symbolises the divine spirit. The three-storied pagoda of the Seiganto-ji Temple was reconstructed in 1972, and its viewing platform area affords a full view of the Nachi-no-Otaki Falls.Kumano 
Nachi-san mountain, with its slopes covered by a primeval forest of luxuriant evergreen trees, is about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) inland from the Sea of Kumano. Cascading down between the peaks, the Nachi River runs over 48 waterfalls. Nachi Fall or  Ichi-no-Taki, is the largest of these. The great Ichi-no-Taki, where in a 13-meter-wide flow, one ton of water drops straight down for 133 meters (436 feet) every second, rivals the Kegon Fall at Nikko and the Fukuroda Fall in Ibaraki Prefecture as the most beautiful waterfall in Japan. Nearby, said to be the first place to have enshrined and revered Nachi Fall, is the Nachi Shrine, one of the three Kumano Grand Shrines. 

Bridalveil    Upper Falls         Upper Falls


  Ichi noOtaki

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Artist is Maeda Ichiou (1890 - 1939)
Born in Gifu prefecture, his other name was Kenichi
He was taught by Yamamoto Sunkyo. He lived until the age of 49.

The seal (seal script can be hard to decipher) but its more like a short line poem of the uguisu or a Bush Warbler, which relates the the artist's name Ichiou which is one bush warbler.

This is a absolutely beautiful Sansui ga, landscape, of a waterfall through autumn leaves. The light that has been captured by this artist is quite stunning and the balance of the subject has been extremely well done. Flocks of birds fly through the leaves and in front of the waterfall and the entire image is full of life and movement. Painted on silk this Sansui ga has all the elements that you would like to see in a landscape painting . The mounts are in very good condition. On a personal note this has, without doubt, been  one of my favourite scrolls in this genre. 70.1z23.1 inches

With its box, this wonderful scroll is under offer


Waterfall and Pine Scroll 
This was recently remounted onto new silks. The top silk is grey and the double border is white and turquoise green. 
The silk covered box has been also  been made from the same green kimono silk .The outside fine edge is in brown. Beautifully mounted, this superb 
Waterfall Scroll is £195.

22x71.5 inches

55.75 x 181.6cm

Waterfall into Lake Landscape £175 with Box. Recently and exquisitely remounted onto new silks.

Sui kan Okuda
Waterfall Scroll: Taki Sansui ga painting and scroll 21.5 inches scroll ends 23 inches £425 Including Box-
The Sui kan os a robe worn by adherents to a Buddhist sect. Okuda was a Buddhist monk who painted lifelike scenes of the Japanese Landscape. These are very realistic and quite rare, They are extremely beautiful and this particular scroll shows an autumn waterfall which is characterised by the muted Autumn colours of the landscape. sold


The Great Hannoki Waterfall. A stunning example of Japanese Art at its very best. The painting as been remounted onto new silks and the scroll comes with a hand made wooden box.

This is the tallest waterfall in Japan and is the Hannoki Falls, at 497 m. Believed to house a kami called Hiryu Gongen worshiped at Kumano Nachi Taisha, it is part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" 
UNESCO World Heritage Site.

£225 reserved.

Haruki Nanko 1819 Taki -waterfall which has been restored with period scroll ends and new silk mountings in dark and light grey (not blue as the pictures) . Box included with scroll. 78x24inches / 198.12x 61cm £220

Haruki Nanko (1759-1839)

Nanko had become popular as a painter during the1830s he had become equal to one of the reigning artists at that time,Tani Bunchô (1763-1840) who was also a friend . It had taken Nanko some time to gain recognition in Edo. The reason for this was his many years travelling to study Southern Chinese painting. However, in the course of his travels he gained many students. When he returned to Edo he introduced this Southern painting style where all Nanga painters in Edo still worked in the Northern style. His son Nammei, (Haruki Nammei 1795-1878) was still developing his own style at the time during this rise in popularity of his father but he became well known in his own right.


The box for this scroll is in antique Kimono Silk and is very subtle in the water pattern echoing the subject of the  scroll making the a perfect box for this detailed painting