Sunday, September 25, 2011

Huge Ceramic Daruma Doll

appx. 10" wide and 13" tall this guy is a stunner. A dark daruma holding a whisk.
He's in great condition. No cracks or nicks. Artist stamp on the back.

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Original Yoshitoshi Woodblock Print from 1868

This is from the story of the 47 Ronin - the image is of Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari exacting revenge upon an adversary. Check out that insane namakubi!!
Ukiyo-e is in great condition...there is a small tear on the left by the sword. The piece is wrapped in cellaphane for protection, which is why the photo is so shiny.
9" x 14" (24cm x 36cm)

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Original Yoshiiku Woodblock Print from 1864

This is a scene from a story about Ryu Onna (dragon lady). She asked the warrior to slay her foe - a giant centipede. He did and in the illustration she is thanking him for his bravery.
Ukiyo-e is in great rips or tears. The piece is wrapped in cellophane for protection, which is why the photo is so shiny.
9" x 14" (24cm x 36cm)

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Vintage Movie Poster

This is a rad vintage samurai movie poster from the movie Kyou Kaku Retsuden in excellent condition. Slight folding on the bottom, no rips or tears. $58

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Huge Handmade Ceramic Hannya Mask

appx. 11" x 14"
handmade with beautiful detailing around the eyes and mouth,
excellent condition, no major nicks or scratches. Incredibly powerful in person, this guy is quite large and bold.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Horiyoshi III Third Charity Poster Now Available.

All proceeds go to help the victims of the Tohoku earthquake.
Posters are limited to 500.
This is the third in a series of five charity posters.
The dragon flying upwards signifies triumph over adversities, success accomplished via perseverance.
Appx. 20" x 24"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

108 Marks by Mike "The Athens" and Jondix

Size: 3 " x 5 " - Pages: 224 - Published: 2011 - Price: $60 - Hardcover

This is a beautiful little reference book compiled by Mike "The Athens" and Jondix. 108 symbols explained in English, pulled from the European Middle Ages, Hinduism, Esoteric Buddhism, Christianity, Neopaganism, African tradition, Babalonian lore, Neolithic findings, Sikh beliefs, Egyptian and Kabalistic teachings, Masonic principles, Bengali and Shri Lankan teachings, Reiki and Mysticism and Japanese Bonji among others. This book is the culmination of over 20 years of hunting and studying old texts and doctrines and the result is a crisp concise lexicon of global symbols. Very well done....this book is a must have.

Out of print and out of stock now....if Jondix makes more I will post. xo Gomineko

Japanese Sculptures in Wood - Such a Good Book!

Size: 6” x 8 ” - Pages: 135 - Published: 2010 - Price: $45 - Binding: Softcover

This book is AWESOME!! It is photo study book of some of the amazing wooden sculpture found guarding the many temples and shrines in Japan. I am constantly blown away by the detail and craftsmanship exhibited in these creations and have long said someone should do a book on them. While the photos could be a little bigger this collection is wonderfully rife with foo dogs, baku, dragons, cranes, tengu, minogame (the long tailed turtle), tennin, deities, monkeys, waves flames and much more. This is a brilliant reference book for anyone wanted to kickstart their creative juices without referencing someone else's drawings. These pieces allow you to get more to the core of the motifs thus allowing you to create more original pieces.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Kappa Book - Amazing Imagery!

Size: 8 ” x 11” - Pages: 128 - Published: 2011 - Price: $58 - Binding: Softcover

This book is insane!! It includes 475 photos of kappa statues created for a show held at the Kaiyodo Hobby Museum in Shimanto. The exhibition was awesome, so many great kappas!! And I am stoked they had them reproduced in a book!I I get so many requests for kappa imagery and I can't say enough good things about this volume so if you are looking for a new approach to these quirky little guys, pick this up.