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Fuji-san (Mt.Fuji) :

In our collection we have only selected the very best paintings of Mount Fuji by some wonderful artists

Fuji-san is Japan's highest mountain, and one of Japans most famous icons.
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.

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 but the silk mounts have been replaced with similar colours to the original. Nothing has been altered with the actual painting.

Scroll weights: Fuchin




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.



'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


Ishikawa Ryujo (1847-1927) Born in Aichi, taught under Yoshida Kado painted this around 1885 with the original; artists box £365



GYOKUSHO. Fuji and herd of cranes, painted in 1910 Recently restored this wonderful and beautifully painted image of Fujisan by Gyokusho (also sometimes known as  Yu Zhang )65.1x20.5 . This is a outstanding image full of depth with a flight of cranes in the clouds around Fuji San. £225 Includes box

Kawabata Gyokusho (April 18 1842- February 14, 1913)

An exquisite and beautiful painting, signed with the artists name and signed and sealed  on the reverse

Kawabata Gyokusho (1842-1913) was born in Kyoto City Takakura Nijo Kawaramachi on April 14, 1842 (The 13th year of Tenpo) as Ryunosuke, the son of Kawabata Sahei a lacquer artisan who did maki-e. He learned Chinese poetry from his father and as well as the craft of maki-e. Around 1852 (the fifth year of Kaei) Gyokusho learns Maruyama painting style from Nakajima Raisho and learned Chinese and Japanese philosophy, culture, and history as well as interpreting art from Oda Kaisen. In 1866 (the second year of Keio) Gyokusho moves to Edo and makes a living making kaleidoscopes and woodblock print fold outs for magazines and learns Western style painting.  Gyokusho at that time earns his first award at the Naikoku kangyo Exhibiton under the naikoku Kaiga kyoushinkai. His skills were admired by Okakura Tenshin and asks Kawabata Gyokusho to be his school, the Tokyo Arts Academy (Now Tokyo University of the Fine Arts) to be its professor and serves from 1888 (21st year of Meiji) until 1912 (the 45th year of Meiji). Gyokusho submitted art to the Nihon Kaiga kyoka who were a group who did contemporary works as well as the Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai who were mainly for the older styles. As being a center figure of the older school group he was selected to paint the cedar doors of the imperial palace in 1888. His works combine the Maruyama school with Western realist styles and during his latter years he experimented with Bunjin styles. In the latter part of the 19th century, Kawabata Gyokusho participates with the Imperial Art board (Teishitsy gigei in) and in 1909 establishes his own art school. In 1897 he is part of the board for the historical preservation of temples and shrines as well as a member who examines and appraises items to be selected to become national treasures. He was known for his efforts in preserving ancient art and had wide influence within artists circles. Gyokusho was also known by his other names, Kyotei and Sho-ou (his choice for Sho-ou, the character shou if the sections of the character are separated is the same as Gyokusho) His son Kawabata Shigeaki was also an artist including Kawabata Gyokusetsu (a member of the family) Shigeaki inherits the school and becomes the second generation. His Grandson, Kawabata Minoru was an artist specializing in oil paintings and was in New York as a researcher, painter, and teacher at the New York School for Social Research.




The Thatched Teahouse In old Pines under FujiSan 1910 74x23.1 Restored Silk Mounts. A delightful composition with fantastic Pines and a warm inviting cottage. I was very pleased with the restoration of this delicate and subtly coloured painting. £195

Fuji san and two OiMatsui Old Pines 1900 Newly restored with box £185


7 Chikuha Odake (Odate). He was a famous painter living in 1878-1936.Born in Niigata prefecture.
His teacher was Gyokusho Kawabata, Unseki Sasada.

This painting dates from 1920 and is painted on silk. It comes with a wooden box. £225



Fuji San in Winter by Suiko 57x28 including artists box. £210
A remarkable painting of Fuji san. The winter scene is extremely convincing and the pure use of perspective is outstanding . The silks are in good condition and are very subtlety patterned. The artists signature is in yellow and his seal is red which blends well into the composition. On a personal note I think that the foreground conifer tree is one of the very best paintings of a winter forest I have seen. This is Japanese Larch, larix kaempferi. I recognised this from Japanese Larch I have grown in my Bonsai Collection. Larch, although a conifer, is deciduous.
Larch Forest (2002) 46 inches long 50 inches tall. Grown from Seedling trees in 1987 CC 

Takahashi Shuka (1878-1952) painted this very elegant view of Fuji san in clouds around 1900.
The painting was carefully restored and sympathetically remounted with the original ends. With box £245

Shuka's real name was Toshita. He was born in Okayama Pref. in 1877 and lived in Kyoto.
He studied painting with Syunkyo Yamamoto. Shuka did a ink and wash scroll painting in 1945 depicting the atomic bomb exploding on Hiroshima in 1945; Takahashi sent this "illustrated letter," created in the weeks after the bomb, to his close friend, physician Michihiko Hachiya, who stayed in Hiroshima to treat victims of the blast. This is part of the Trent Collection at Duke Medical University in America.

The core of the collections was assembled by Josiah Charles Trent, the founding chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Duke. For Christmas in 1938, the young intern received a rare copy of William Beaumont's Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. The gift "carried the deadly virus of bibliomania," Trent wrote. For the next ten years, until his premature death in 1948 at the age of thirty-four, he amassed, with assistance from dealers in rare medical books, a remarkable array of materials. This is one of the worlds most important medical collections.

Resource: Duke Magazine: Volume 93, No.6, November-December 2007

Duke University Medical Center Library, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

A Herd of Cranes fly under Mount Fuji by Kishimoto

The term Herd is applied to a group of cranes.

This stunning period painting depicts the Crested Cranes of Japan , Tsurus, known as a Herd of Cranes, flying in front of Fujisan. The painting and box is signed by the artist Kishimoto.

Dated on the scroll and artists box Showa 41 (1966)

Measurements : 72.5cm by 141.5cm / 28.5" by 55.7"Painting is 20 1/4"  X 17 3/4"
Material of the roller ends : Bone.
Technique : Hand painted on Paper.

£350 ($500) with original box.



Scroll weights: Fuchin




The painter of this very lovely scroll is Shunsetsu

The scroll is 55 x27 inches 141 x68 cms As this is not a very long scroll it is
perfect for a Bonsai Display as well as a scroll for your home


Scroll weights: Fuchin

Scroll weights: Fuchin


Fujisan in Golden Clouds. A uniquely beautiful silk painting with gold highlights in the clouds. Painted by Scroll Artist Gyokuhu in 1975.

The size is 73x23.1 inches and comes with a hand made wood scroll box All in excellent condition £195




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 a box. £210



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