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
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
Boxes have been made or are supplied with all Scrolls from
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.
201 cm (79 inches) 45.5 cm
(18 inches) £165 including box
Taki, Uguitsu and Momji
A riot of gold is the colour theme of this exquisite jewel of
a painting in a beautiful example of a unique Japanese
style from a great artist. Gentle almost nishiki gold dust
is scattered throughout the silk background giving this
painting an almost ethereal look. A stylised bird on a maple
tells us that this is a image of Spring, leading to warmer
weather tempered by the cool rushing waters of the waterfall
Uguisu (鶯, Japanese bush warbler (sometimes translated
as Japanese nightingale), Cettia diphone): early spring.
The bird is used as an example of sweet sounds. Uguisu were
mentioned in the preface to the Kokinshū. It is often associated
with ume blossoms and new growth in early Japanese waka and is
regarded as a harbinger of spring (春告鳥, harutsugedori,
literary "bird that announces the arrival of spring").While
maples are usually representative of Autumn, in this painting
the maple (momji) leaves are light green and symbolise spring
Painted by TOSHIKO MITSUYA one of Japans most famous women
Painted on silk with gold silk mount
Signed TOSHIKO and her seal, (1904-1992) This is an outstanding
With artists own box
The scroll ends are made from Ivory
A wonderful Waterfall landscape created by the artist
Seisen with Box. £220
Taki Sansui Ga.
A truly beautiful image of a waterfall with a tall bridge near the
bottom. Maple trees arch gracefully over the thundering falls as an old
fisherman takes his basket and rod ready for a days fishing from the
Painted around 1930. 78x22 inches-Bone Jikusaki -Scroll Ends. The top
and the bottom mounts are almost acceptable but I would like to remount
these two sections as they can be made better and the scroll will look
all the better for this . The buyer can choose.
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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
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
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
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This is the scroll prior to restoration
Taki signature says Tanigami Konan 1879 - 1928
66x18 This is to be the subject of a Remount
during September /October 2010 and please note that the top and base
sections are in grey and not blue. Just a photographic anomaly
Konan Tanigami was born 1879 in
Hyogo prefecture. He is well known "Birds and flowers" Nihon-ga
artist. He was first Japanese to paint Western flowers and
established a dynamic painting of flowers and birds.
Konan Tanigami produced
five volumes of pictures of Western Plants which were published by
Unsodo 1917/18. In 1917 he was selected to produce a series of peony
prints for the Teiten (Imperial Exhibition). He is one of Japan's
most famous naturalist artist.
This waterfall scroll is certainly a departure from his more popular
style but many artists painted the cooling effect of waterfalls (Taki)
Konan is one of Japans most famous artists and scrolls are rare and
With a new hand made antique Kimono Silk covered box created for this scroll. £275
When researching this artist we found that here is
another Konen listed from this periood incidentally:
Uehara Konen was born in 1878 in Tokyo. He studied
painting with Kajita Hanko and the well-known artist
Matsumoto Fuko, and then spent five years studying in
the Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Fine Arts Academy). He
collaborated with the publisher Watanabe
several woodblock prints during the 1930's, although
only two prints are listed in the 1951 Watanabe
catalogue. Konen served in the Imperial Household and in
the Foreign Ministry, probably as a wartime artist. He
continued to exhibit award-winning paintings in various
exhibitions and served as a juror for the Tokyo
Metropolitan. Konen died May 24th, 1940 in Tokyo.
Taki by Tanigami Konan 1879 - 1928 66x18 Newly restored. (Grey
silk and not blue)
Artist is Maeda Ichiou (1890 - 1939)
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
Born in Gifu prefecture, his other name was Kenichi.
taught by Yamamoto Sunkyo. He lived until the age of 49.
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
Waterfall Scroll is £195.
Waterfall into Lake Landscape £175 with Box. Recently and
exquisitely remounted onto new silks.
Detail of scroll mounts-click for bigger image
through a Maple branch. Painted on Silk. This was remounted this year
and the image at the side shows the incredible detail of the mounting.
The mounting is on silk with wood ends. A silk covered Box comes with
this scroll. £225 UK Post included is Airmail. Courier Post (UPS etc)
is plus £20 to EEC and plus £30 to North America
Waterfall landscape fully restored on
Waterfall painting Size 110.0cm x 45.0cm /
43.3" x 17.7"
Hand painted on Silk. I managed to find this old painting
which had, at one point been on a scroll. That scroll had long since
been discarded. It was in a frame
It has now been re mounted on a scroll.
However I wanted to keep the scroll to around 60 inches and while not
correct in the mathematical dimensions of a traditional Scroll, This was
Bonsai or Tokonoma exhibition background display
The feeling of thundering water is quite wonderful in this excellent
painting by a Japanese Master, The top of the scroll has the palest
beige silk with a hint of green and the brocade border reflects the
green in the Maple tree, The scroll colour to match this superb silk
painting was designed by my friend, a third generation Scroll Maker in
Including Brocade Silk covered box ( this
scroll is presently not available as it is out on appro)
Sui kan Okuda
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
and quite rare, They are
beautiful and this
particular scroll shows an autumn waterfall which is
characterised by the muted
Autumn colors of the landscape.
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
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Waterfall through a maple branch This is a very slim
scroll 12 inches wide Comes with wood box
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.
Ready end of November around 78x24 £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