Kashima Arts

Newsletter vol.752019/04

【Latest News from Kashima Arts】 
The newly upgraded Japanese art sales exhibition, BISAI SEN, starting soon!

Our biannual Japanese art sales exhibition BISAI SEN will start this month.

Our biannual Japanese art saled exhibition, BISAI is coming back as BISAI SEN with more luxurious selection of Japanese art. The newly upgraded catalogue is a must-have as well!

◆Exhibition highlights◆
1、The luxurious collection of Japanese art
2、Art works displayed without glass case at our gallery
3、Newly designed catalogue features essays and interviews by curators, and more special guests
4,The key works include “Beauty” by Kainosho Tadaoto, “Stormy ocean( a study )” by Hishida Shunso, “Guan Yu” by Nagasawa Rosetsu, “Forest” by Yokoyama Taikan and more.

Exhibition information
Japanese art sales exhibition BISAI SEN
April 20 – May 6, 2019
Open everyday
Hours: 10AM – 6PM
Venue: Kashima Arts

BISAI SEN website

Appraisals and consultation in Kyobashi

If you…

– would like to know the value of your art piece
– inherited art pieces and don’t know what to do
– would like to sell your collection

We buy all genres of Japanese art, so please feel free to contact us for appraisals/assessment. We would love to help finding the best way to sell your precious collection.

We will hold free consultation events for Japanese art in our gallery in Kyobashi, Tokyo. Please book an appointment via phone, email or LINE. Please take advantage of this great opportunity.

May 24 (Fri) & 25 (Sat)
June 7 (Fri) & 8 (Sat)
July 26 (Fri) & 27(Sat)
August 29 (Tue) & 30 (Fri)

We handle works by many Japanese artists: Ito Jakuchu, Maruyama Okyo, Uragami Gyokudo, Kano Tan’yu, Sakai Hoitsu, Tani Buncho, Shibata Zeshin, Watanabe Seitei, Hakuin Ekaku, and many more.

A new essay by Dr.Takahashi on Watanabe Seitei’s birds! vol.17!

Indisputably unique, this is one analysis on Watanabe Seitei you cannot afford to miss. As Dr. Takahashi conducts another one of his ornithological investigations on Seitei’s paintings of birds, he welcomes us with the 17th addition to his essay series. This month’s theme is the Horned Owl. Notice how Seitei’s depiction of the owl evidences his take on a new challenge.

To read this month’s essay by clicking here.

Work of the month

Ikeno Taiga, Nakai Riken ”Peach blossom spring”

Ink and color on paper, with a box signed and sealed by Yamanaka Rankei, illustrated in the sale catalogue of the property of a certain family at Osaka Bijutsu Club on 15 December 1935, illustrated in the sale catalogue of the property of Koshu Imai family and a certain family at Kanazawa Bijutsu Club on 28 November 1936
132×55cm / 207×72cm

Ikeno Taiga is considered one of the great masters of Japanese literai paintings, displaying a talent for both calligraphy and paintings. Depictions of the Peach Blossoms Spring derive from the famous fable by a Chinese poet Tao Yuanming. The inscriptions to painting by a Confucian scholar Nakai Riken also refers the story. The work was created in 1771 from the period of maturity of the artist. Mountains are outlined with a dried brushwork and light and shadow is described by applying faint red and blue color to the side of mountains. A river flowing slowly seems to invite fisherman to the Shangri-La.


Future events
‘BISAI SEN : April 20 to May 6, 2019

Enquiries about consultation appraisa

At Kashima Arts, we provide consultation services for art works including appraisals, repairs, purchasing and selling. Please contact us for free consultation. We also accept request on our LINE account.

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3-3-2 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0031
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