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1950s Japanese Asian Four-Panel Byobu Showa Folding Screen of Flowering Lotus
Located in Germantown, MD
A 1950s Japanese Asian four-panel Byobu Showa folding screen of flowering lotus in good vintage
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Cherry Blossom Tree Screen
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous hand-painted four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a blossoming cherry tree
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Lotus Tree Nature Screen
Located in Studio City, CA
A truly gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a nature scene with a lotus
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Four-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Hunting Hawks Falcons Bird Screen
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful and engaging four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting three distinct tethered
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Deer in Misty Forest Screen
Located in Studio City, CA
A truly gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a nature landscape scene with
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silver Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Two-Panel Folding Byobu Showa Screen Tales of the Genji
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous, tall two-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting scenes from the Classic Japanese
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Gold Leaf

Japanese Four-Panel Folding Screen Byobu Signed Showa Period C.1950
Located in London, GB
A four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a floral scene with birds. Japan, C.1950
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Paper

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Serene Village Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Peaceful and serene Japanese showa period four-panel byobu screen depicting a village mountain
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Mount Fuji Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous Japanese Showa period four panel byobu screen depicting a wooded valley landscape with a
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Showa Two Panel Screen Blossoming Prunus Tree
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Serene Japanese Showa period two-panel folding byobu screen depicting a large spring blossoming
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Snowy Winter Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive large scale Japanese Showa period four panel byobu screen depicting a serene snowy
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Japanese Vintage Screen After Hiroshige "Tokaido Road" Byobu 28 Prints
Located in South Burlington, VT
This unusual Japanese six-panel Byobu screen with twenty eight (28) authentic and old Hiroshige
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Paper

Japanese Showa Period Mounted Screen Manchurian Cranes with Pines
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Imposing Japanese Showa period two panel byobu screen later mounted in a large gilt and ebonized
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Wild Geese in Flight
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu screen depicting three wild geese in flight above
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Serene Solitary Boatman Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Peaceful Japanese Showa period four panel folding byobu featuring a solitary boatman in a canoe in
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20th Century American Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Showa Six Panel Screen Manchurian Crane Bamboo Grove
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Enchanting Japanese Showa period six-panel byobu screen titled "Bamboo Forest-Immortal Together
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Showa Two Panel Screen Flowering Cherry by River
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous Japanese 20th century Showa period two panel byobu screen depicting a delicate flowering
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Asian Signed Large Four-Panel Byobu Screen Bamboo Cherry Blossoms Birds
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous large/tall four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a nature scene/landscape
Category

20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk

Japanese Style Showa Six Panel Screen Chinese Gilt Mountain Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive Japanese style Showa period six-panel byobu screen featuring a serene Chinese mountain
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20th Century Asian Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Wood, Paper

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Byobu Folding Screen Winter Nature Landscape
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous hand-painted four-panel Japanese/Asian Byobu folding screen depicting a stark winter
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paint

Japanese Asian Signed Six-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Androgynous Court Scene
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous, quite fascinating hand-painted six-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Gold Leaf

Pair of Japanese Showa Six Panel Screens Tales of Genji
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fascinating pair of Japanese Showa period six panel byobu screens depicting chapters 14 and 15 on
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Japanese Showa Two Panel Screen Embroidered Silk Gilt Boxes
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming Japanese Showa period two-panel folding byobu screen featuring an embroidered silk picture
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese low 2-panel byôbu 屏風 of a dragon by Shioya Shinsen 塩谷深仙
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Striking low two-panel byôbu (folding screen) with a detailed painting of a dragon (ryû) leaping up
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Late 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

Materials

Metal

Large Japanese 2-Panel Byôbu 屏風 'Room Divider' with Painting of Bamboo & a Poem
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful, large two-panel byôbu (room divider) with a serene painting of red-leaved bamboo and
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Early 20th Century Japanese Paintings and Screens

Materials

Other, Silver Leaf

Japanese Style Four Panel Screen Turquoise River Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive Japanese style four panel folding Byobu screen depicting a turquoise river mountain
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20th Century Korean Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Wood, Paper

Japanese Style Four Panel Screen Magnolia Tree with Song Birds
Located in Rio Vista, CA
20th century Japanese style Showa period four-panel byobu screen depicting a spring flowering
Category

20th Century Chinese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Style Two-Panel Screen Winter Goose in Flight
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic Showa period two panel folding byobu screen depicting a large white goose in flight in an
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20th Century Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Style Four Panel Screen Pheasants on Prunus Tree
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive Japanese style Showa period four-panel byobu screen depicting two pheasants perched on a
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20th Century Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Style Four Panel Screen Lotus with Snowy Egrets
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming Japanese style Showa period four panel byobu screen depicting white snowy egrets at a
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20th Century Chinese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Style Four Panel Screen Spring Birds Singing
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Attractive Japanese style folding four panel byobu screen from the late Showa period. The screen is
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20th Century Chinese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Style Four Panel Screen Bamboo Waterfall with Magpies
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Chinese four panel Japanese style byobu folding screen depicting a waterfall landscape. The
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20th Century Chinese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Japanese 6-Panel Gouache and Gold Leaf Painted Table Screen
Located in Morristown, NJ
20th c., Showa period gouache and gold leaf Japanese screen. Depicting plum tree blossoms on a
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Gold Leaf

Japan Small Folding Two-Panel Furosaki Tea Screen "Contemporary Simplicity"
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan folding two-panel tea screen furosaki byobu depicting a simple cream colored back ground with
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paper

Japanese Cranes and Lotus Blossom Byobu Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Beautiful painted Japanese byobu screen featuring white cranes among lotus blossoms. Painted on
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Flowering Prunus
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu screen depicting a flowering prunus or plum tree
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Showa Period Four Panel Screen Heron Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Delightful Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu screen. Depicting a siege of white herons in an
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Wood, Paper

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Autumn Quail Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming Japanese Showa period four panel byobu screen depicting an autumn landscape with two quail
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Flowers with Dragonfly
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Colorful Japanese Showa period four-panel folding byobu screen featuring plants and grasses with
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Landscape with Figures
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Serene Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu screen made in the Nihonga School style. The screen
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Songbird Spring Flowers
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu screen depicting a songbird in flight above
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Four-Panel Showa Screen Quail Floral Landscape
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu screen depicting two quail. Set amid a floral
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Wood, Paper, Silk

Japanese Showa Period Four-Panel Screen of Peonies
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu screen of white peonies. Elegantly painted on
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Spring Landscape on Silk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive Japanese Showa period four-panel byobu landscape screen depicting a spring mountain
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood

Japanese Showa Four Panel Kano School Style Landscape Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic Japanese Showa period four-panel folding byobu screen depicting a lively flora and fauna
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Brass

Japanese Showa Six Panel Screen Autumn Ducks and Songbirds
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Serene, large Japanese Showa period six-panel byobu screen depicting a waters edge with ducks and
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

Japanese Asian Signed Six-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Cherry Blossom Pavillion
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous six-panel Japanese Asian Byobu folding screen depicting a cherry blossom viewing
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paint, Paper

Edo Byobu Screen, Japanese Hand Painted and Gilded Six Paper Panels
Located in Valladolid, ES
time, visiting the Otori jinja in Asakusa-Japon. Mid-20th century, Showa Period. Large continuous
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Village Landscape Scene
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a colorful village scene with
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Gold Leaf

Robert Crowder Hand Painted Four-Panel Japanese Asian Byobu Screen Playful Birds
By Robert Crowder
Located in Studio City, CA
An exquisite work of art by American artist Robert Crowder. Crowder lived in Japan in the 1930s (until he was abruptly expelled in 1943 after spending two years in a prisoner-of-war ...
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Vintage 1960s American Showa Paintings and Screens

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Paint, Wood

Japanese Asian Signed Four-Panel Folding Byobu Screen Cranes in Flight over Sea
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous four-panel Japanese Byobu folding screen depicting a flock of silhouetted cranes/birds
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paper, Wood

Japan, Antique Pair of Two-Panel Screens Byobu Depicting Koi
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan, a pair of two panel screens byobu depicting Koi, ink and mineral colors on paper, each
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Vintage 1920s Japanese Japonisme Paintings and Screens

Japanese Showa Four Panel Screen Wild Geese in Flight
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Impressive modern style Japanese Showa period four panel byobu screen depicting a flock of wild
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20th Century Japanese Modern Paintings and Screens

Materials

Metal

Japanese Antique Screen Koi Fish Flowers Birds blue, red, green FREE SHIPPING
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan folding two-panel tea screen byobu depicting "serene Koi ply among flowers and birds" , ink
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Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk

Japanese Fine Antique Birds, Fish, and Flowers Hand Painted Screen
Located in South Burlington, VT
A good small scale Japanese antique hand painted four-panel folding screen byobu conceived in an
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk

Japanese "Sail Boating on Blue Waters" Six-Panel Screen, 1930s-1940s
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan, a six-panel screen Byobu depicting sailing boats on blue waters. This attractive screen
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Vintage 1930s Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

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Paper

Japan Small Gold Folding Two-Panel Tea Screen "Majestic Mountainsides"
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan folding two-panel tea screen furosaki byobu depicting "Majestic Mountainsides ," mineral ink
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paper

Japan Small Folding Two-Panel Furosaki Tea Screen "Contemporary Simplicity"
Located in South Burlington, VT
Japan folding two-panel tea screen furosaki byobu depicting a simple cream colored back ground with
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paper

Japanese Fine Birds, Fish, Dragon & Flowers "Fan" Hand Painted Screen
Located in South Burlington, VT
A fine early small scale Japanese hand-painted six-panel folding screen byobu conceived in a unique
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Paper

Japanese Monochromatic Four-Panel Bamboo Screen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Interesting Japanese four-panel byobu screen of green bamboo stalks over blue dyed paper. Lovely
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20th Century Japanese Showa Paintings and Screens

Materials

Silk, Wood, Paper

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Byobu Showa For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the byobu showa you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A byobu showa — often made from metal, wood and paper — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the byobu showa you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right byobu showa, those designed in mid-century modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one byobu showa that is appealing in its simplicity, but Komuro Suiun produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Byobu Showa?

Prices for a byobu showa can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $199 and can go as high as $17,120, while the average can fetch as much as $2,723.

Finding the Right paintings-screens for You

Traditional Asian paintings were often created on scrolls and folding screens. Artisans made screens that could be folded up or spread out by connecting several panels using hinges. Today, antique Asian folding screens and paintings are sophisticated decorative accents that can serve as makeshift partitions to ensure privacy.

The original folding screens were created by Chinese artists. The earliest record of screens comes from the 2nd century B.C., and surviving examples date back to the Ming dynasty. Chinese painting utilizes many of the same tools as calligraphy — these screens were crafted from wood with painted panels featuring striking art or calligraphy that told cultural stories or represented nature and life in the area.

The practice was introduced to Japan, where paintings for screens were made on paper and silk, in the 8th century. These paintings frequently feature subjects such as landscapes, animals, flowers and Buddhist religious themes. Along with screens for tea ceremonies and dance backgrounds, there were screens for use in Shinto and Buddhist temples.

In the 17th century, screens began to be imported to Europe where their popularity grew. Coco Chanel famously collected Coromandel folding screens.

Traditional Asian paintings can make a tasteful addition to any wall, and screens can be used as decoration or, in the case of larger iterations, as an aesthetic way to divide a large room. Browse the selection of antique Asian paintings and screens from a variety of styles and eras on 1stDibs.