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Japanese Wood Carving Sumo Wrestler
Located in Rochester, NY
A Japanese wood carving of a sumo wrestler wearing the traditional "fundoshi" loin cloth garment. Perfectly aged original old rich surface color patina. Finely hand carved in a very ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  •  Japanese Wood Carving Sumo Wrestler
  •  Japanese Wood Carving Sumo Wrestler
  •  Japanese Wood Carving Sumo Wrestler
  •  Japanese Wood Carving Sumo Wrestler
H 6 in. W 4.50 in. D 4.25 in.
Old Japanese Wood Carving Lotus / 1900-1940 / Beautiful Lotus Flower Carving
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a work made from Japanese mulberry trees. It expresses a very beautiful lotus flower. This is a tool called "Nyoi". It is a tool that a priest holds when preaching. It is...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Old Japanese Wood Carving Painting / Forehead of Old Wooden Peony Flower Carving
Located in Sammushi, JP
I think it was made in the Showa period in Japan. I am carving a peony flower. It is a very beautiful wood carving picture. The author's name is engraved in the lower left, bu...
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20th Century Armenian Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Other

Antique Japanese Wood Carving of Two Minogames 'Mythological Turtle', 18th C
Located in North Miami, FL
A sculpture of 2 Minogame turtles with their distinctive fan-like tails. The smaller turtle is standing in the she’ll of the larger one. This is an excellent Japanese hardwood carvin...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Animal Sculptures

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Hardwood, Wood

Monumental Japanese Bas Relief Carving on Natural Wood Slab
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Monumental Japanese bas relief carving on natural wood slab Palatial sized Japanese wood carving from the Meiji Period (1868-1912). This stunning sculpture is carved with great sk...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Lacquer

Japanese Old Wood Carving Guardian Dog KOMAINU 1336s-1573s/Antique Wabisabi Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese wood carving guardian dog (pair). It is called "KOMAINU" in Japan. It is an item from the Muromachi period (1336s-1573s). The oldest item in my collection. ...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Large Wood Carving Japanese Antique Lion / 19th Century / Wabi-Sabi Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Elm

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Daruma 1860s-1920s/Mingei Folk Art Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese wood carving of a Daruma doll. It is from the Meiji period (1860s1920s). This is a rare piece of Japanese folk art. It has a good face with a well-define...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Japanese Old Large Wood Carving Daruma 1860s-1900s /Folk Art Figurine Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese wood carving daruma doll. It is from the Meiji era (1860-1900). It is covered with paper. It is tasty and beautiful. It has a strong presence. This is ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Cedar, Paper

Japanese antique Wood Carving Horse 1800s-1900s/Sculpture Figurine Wabisabi art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese wood carving horse. It is from the Edo period. It is painted with lacquer. In Japan, there has been a culture of dedicating horses to shrines for a long ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Cedar

Japanese Mask
By Japanese School
Located in Brescia, IT
A rare Japanese Bukaku comic demon mask dating from the early Edo period, but could also be from the late Momoyama period. The early Edo period is the golden age of Noh tragic theat...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Japanese Mask
  • Japanese Mask
  • Japanese Mask
  • Japanese Mask
H 8.27 in. W 6.3 in. D 3.55 in.
Japanese Edo Period Wood Temple Carving with Doves
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Edo period wooden temple carving with two doves in branches. The scene is set into a frame that suggests the piece having been initially part of a building element or a furn...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Paloma Wood Carving Okimono of Jurojin
Located in New York, NY
A Japanese carved paloma wood Okimono of Jurojin (god of longevity with a turtle). A symbol of long life, the sculpture also depicts a young boy representing the beginning of life. C...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Boxwood

Japanese Old Wood Carving Bear 1930s-1950s/Vintage Figurine Sculpture Folk Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a wooden folk craft in the shape of a bear. Mainly manufactured in Hokkaido. It is a wood carving made from 1930 to 1950. The eyes are made of glass. This type is rare in...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Old Wood Carving Cat 1860s-1920s / Antique Figurine Animal Sculpture
Located in Sammushi, JP
Old Japanese wood carving cat. It seems to be from the Meiji era to the Taisho era. The material is cedar. This cat is called "the silk moth god". At that time, in areas where ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Animal Sculptures

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Cedar

Japanese Old Small Wood Carving Art / 'Netsuke' / Frog Mushroom
Located in Sammushi, JP
A netsuke is a clasp used in the Edo period in Japan. It was used to carry tobacco pouches, inro (seal case), drawers, small leather bags, yatate (arrowhead), and other items suspend...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Boxwood

Japanese Old Wind God Wood Carving / 1966/Wooden Figurine / Buddha Statue
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is the work of a sculptor in Nagano prefecture called "Horazawa Kesao". Born in 1914, he studied Buddhist sculpture in Asakusa, Tokyo, and has since been active as a sculptor. ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Decorative Carvings of Japanese Temple Architecture / Wooden Carvings of Peony
Located in Sammushi, JP
The item I bought this time is an interesting item. This was used in the architectural decoration of shrines and temples. I think it was made from the late Edo period to the Meiji ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese 1500-1600s Antique Wood Carving Buddha Statue / Shaka Nyorai
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a wooden Buddha statue from the late Muromachi period to the early Edo period (1500 to 1600s). I think this Buddha statue is Shaka Nyorai. Shaka Nyorai is the highest rank of...
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Antique 16th Century Japanese Other Sculptures and Carvings

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Cypress

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Daikokuten / Folk Art Sculpture / Buddha Statue
Located in Sammushi, JP
Originally a synonym for the Hindu god Shiva. However, in Japan, it was incorporated into Buddhism long ago and has become a familiar existence as a god named Daikokuten. An old go...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Cypress

Edo Period in Japan Wooden Buddha Statue / Wood Carving Buddha / 1750-1850
Located in Sammushi, JP
We Japanese introduce unique items with unique aesthetics, purchasing routes and methods that no one can imitate. This is a small wooden Buddha statue made in the Edo period in Ja...
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Antique Wood Carving Turtle 1800s-1860s/Folk Crafts Object Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese carved wooden turtle. This item is from the Edo period (1800s-1860s). It is made of cedar wood. Very rare item. Turtles have been considered a good ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Old Wood Carving Lion Head/Antique Folk Art Figurine Object Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an item of Japanese culture. Since ancient times, the Japanese have created lion heads and dedicated them to shrines to ward off hunger and plague. Originally it is lacquer...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Wood Carvings at Japanese Shrines and Temples / Headboard / Wall Hanging
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is probably the one that was displayed near the ceiling of buildings such as Japanese shrines and temples. In Japan, such rectangular sculptures are called "Ranma". It is gene...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Old Wood Carving Bear 1930s-1950s/Vintage Figurine Sculpture Folk Art
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is a wooden folk craft in the shape of a bear. Mainly manufactured in Hokkaido. It is a wood carving made from 1930 to 1950. The eyes are made of glass. This type is rare in...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Old Japanese Hearth Tool/Fish-Shaped Wood Carving Figurine/Meiji Period/Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
There is a long-standing tool in Japan for hanging pots called "jizai-hooks". It is made of iron rods and hangs from a beam on the ceiling. Some of these hooks are made of wood in ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wood Carving 'Acalanatha' 1800s-1860s/Sculpture Mingei Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese wood carving. It is called "Acalanatha." In Japan, it is called "Fudo Myoo". Acala" means motionless and "natha" means guardian. The overall meaning is ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furni...

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Cedar

Early Shinto Carving of Figure Referred to as Father Japan
Located in Hudson, NY
Shinto carving of figure referred to as Father Japan. Heian period (794 to 1185) sculpture made of hinoki wood in single piece construction called ichiboku zukuri.
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Carved Wood Mask of Tengu
Located in New York, NY
Japanese hand carved and painted wood mask of Tengu, the legendary Japanese folk religion creature. Traditionally depicted as a human-bird of prey hybrid, this mask is in great vinta...
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Vintage 1920s Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Japanese Carved Wood Mask of Tengu
  • Japanese Carved Wood Mask of Tengu
  • Japanese Carved Wood Mask of Tengu
  • Japanese Carved Wood Mask of Tengu
H 12 in. W 8 in. D 5.5 in.
Set of Three Japanese Wood Netsukes
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of three Japanese netsukes carved out of wood with a reddish stained finish, appear to be circa mid-20th century. One depicts a frog holding a trumpet; one a rooster eating grain...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Set of Three Japanese Wood Netsukes
  • Set of Three Japanese Wood Netsukes
  • Set of Three Japanese Wood Netsukes
  • Set of Three Japanese Wood Netsukes
H 2 in. W 1.5 in. D 1 in.
Group of Four Japanese Wood Netsukes
Located in Atlanta, GA
A group of four Japanese Netsukes of various form carved out of the wood and finished in a dark stain, all four appear signed by the same artist Yoshitoshi? (A little hard to deciphe...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Edo Carved Wood Foo Dogs
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Edo period pair of foo dogs in delicately carved wood. The dogs have uniquely expressive faces, one with open mouth, the other with closed mouth and elaborate manes and tail...
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Antique 1750s Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Japanese Edo Carved Wood Foo Dogs
  • Japanese Edo Carved Wood Foo Dogs
  • Japanese Edo Carved Wood Foo Dogs
  • Japanese Edo Carved Wood Foo Dogs
H 10 in. W 5 in. D 10 in.
Small Japanese Kettle Made by Carving Bamboo/Sculpture / Meiji Era-Early Showa
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a rare sculpture made by carving bamboo. The era is probably from the Meiji era to the early Showa era (1868-1930). As you can see from the bottom of this item, we are shav...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Bamboo, Wood

Vintage Traditional Japanese Kokeshi Wood Doll
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Kokeshi or Kokashi doll handmade by Japanese artisans from wood. The dolls have a simple trunk as a body and an enlarged head. One characteristic of Kokeshi dolls is their lack o...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Carved Wood Torcha, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A wonderfully hand carved and lacquered Japanese 19th century (51" high) figure of a Samurai.
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Antique 1890s Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Meiji Noh Mask in Carved Wood
Located in New York, NY
Japanese early Meiji period Noh theater mask made of carved wood with gofun layers. The piece was made in Japan in circa 1880 and is signed on the back. In great antique condition wi...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Wood and Stone Wabi Sabi Sculpture
Located in Stamford, CT
Japanese wood root and stone Wabi Sabi - "The Acceptance of Transience & Imperfection" sculpture. From Kyoto, Japan. Possibly earlier than 19th century.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Japanese Fine Wood Sculpture Goddess of Beauty
Located in South Burlington, VT
Goddess of Beauty, 26 inches tall Japanese fine hand-carved image of Kichijoten and monumental painted wood sculpture of Kichijoten holding a jewel or tama, from the early 20th cent...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Early Japanese Hinoki Wood Sculpture of Bishamon
Located in Hudson, NY
Early Japanese Hinoki wood sculpture of Bishamon. Kamakura period (1185 - 1333) sculpture made from hinoki wood. Bishamon is also known as Tamonten, meaning "listening to many teachi...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Meiji Door Carvings Featuring Owl and Parrot in Mother of Pearl & Bones
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Meiji period pair of wooden doors featuring carvings of an owl and a parrot on perch, with birds and flowers. The carvings are executed in wood, mother of pearl and bones an...
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Antique 1890s Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Bone, Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Japanese Edo Period Carved and Painted Wood Plaque
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Edo period carved and hand painted wood plaque for a Buddhist temple interior, with lotus blossoms, a crane and lotus leaf shelves to dispose the offerings onto. In good vin...
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Antique 1850s Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Momoyama Baku Figures in Carved Keyaki Wood
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Momoyama period rare early pair of Baku figures, carved in keyaki wood with an exquisite wood grain, 17th century, circa 1650. The elephant-like Baku is an imaginary and co...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Carved and Lacquered Wood Shogun, Edo Period, 19th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
An unusual Japanese carved wood, lacquer, and gilt decorated portrait sculpture of a shogun, Edo Period, early 19th century, Japan. The unidentified shogun (possibly Tokugawa Iey...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Lacquer

Japanese Wood Bugaku Mask of Korobase Edo Period
Located in Atlanta, GA
A striking Japanese carved wood mask with polychrome paint and lacquer surface. This rare mask is dated to the Edo period (first half of 19th century and possibly earlier). The mask ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Lacquer, Paint

Early 19th Century Japanese Wood Noh Mask
Located in Hudson, NY
Early 19th century Japanese wood noh mask, This mask comes in its original kiri wood storage box, which is signed and dated: Koran, 1811 (Edo period). The box also describes the mask...
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Antique 1810s Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Gesso, Wood

  • Early 19th Century Japanese Wood Noh Mask
  • Early 19th Century Japanese Wood Noh Mask
  • Early 19th Century Japanese Wood Noh Mask
  • Early 19th Century Japanese Wood Noh Mask
H 7.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 2.5 in.
19th Century Japanese Carved Wood Polychromed Shrine Buddha
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Very rare six sided 19th century hand carved wood shrine Buddha. Made up in 3 sections. Intricately carved polychrome. Measures: 15" tall, 6.5" in diameter.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Edo Carved Wood Fox Mask with Articulated Jaw
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Edo period carved wood theatrical animal mask of a fox, with articulated jaw. The piece has a detailed expressive face and was carved during the early 18th century, circa 17...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Tree Segment Wabi Sabi Wood Sculpture
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
3-175 Segment of a branch from a cypress tree set on a steped wood base wood base 7.5 x 7.5"
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Hardwood

Japanese Wood Netsuke " Two Rats " by Yoshitoshi Late Meiji Era
Located in Norton, MA
Presenting a famous netsuke artist, Yoshitoshi from Japanese, a carved netsuke "Two Rats" dated around the late 19th to early 20th century.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Pair of Japanese Gilt Wood Komainu, Guardian Lions, Early 20th Century, Japan
Located in Austin, TX
A charming and mischievous pair of Japanese carved, gilt and painted komainu, Showa Period, 1920's, Japan. The two komainu, or guardian lions, are portrayed seated upon their hau...
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Vintage 1920s Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Glass, Cypress, Wood

Japanese Root-Wood Sculpture of Two Shi Shi Lion Pups
Located in Hudson, NY
with rosewood stand. Must use imagination to see. Collectors kiri-wood box.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Wood Netsuke " The Pig "by Yoshitoshi Late Meiji Era
Located in Norton, MA
Presenting a famous netsuke artist, Yoshitoshi from Japanese, a carved netsuke "The Pig" dated around the late 19th to early 20th century.         
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Kamakura Seated Jizo Bosatsu Buddha Sculpture in Carved Wood
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Heinan - Kamakura period seated sculpture of a Jizo Bosatsu Buddha made of carved wood. The sculpture dates to the 10th-12th century and has traces of antique paint on it. I...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Japanese Other Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Okame Ko-Omote Wood Carved Noh Theater Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful, wonderfully crafted, alluring mask made for Japanese Noh theater. This mask is handcrafted and carved from natural wood. Ko-omote translates as "little mask" or so...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Lacquered and Gilt Wood Buddhism Statue from Edo Period
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exceptional and wood statue of Buddhism Guardian Seitaka Doji from Japan circa Edo period (1603-1868), likely the earlier part of 17th century. One of two chief attendants of Fudo...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Japonisme Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

Nio, Guardian of the Buddha Guatama, Polychrome Wood, Japanese, Meiji
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Nio, Guardian of the Buddha Guatama, polychrome wood, Japanese, Late Meiji One of the two ferocious and muscular guardians of the Buddha Guatama. Standing on a wooden platform, on...
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20th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Edo Period Carved Wood Mask of Man with Golden Beard
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Edo period carved wood mask of a man with a golden hair beard. The piece shows a very expressive face and was likely made during the 19th century. Wear to the surface due to...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Folk Art Articulating Hand Carved Wood Rabbit
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Japanese Folk Art articulating hand carved wood rabbit. Made to sit on a shelf. Movable arms and legs
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Fruitwood

19th Century Japanese Inlaid Wood Plaque
Located in Tarrytown, NY
19th century Japanese inlaid wood plaque.
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Antique 1880s Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • 19th Century Japanese Inlaid Wood Plaque
  • 19th Century Japanese Inlaid Wood Plaque
  • 19th Century Japanese Inlaid Wood Plaque
  • 19th Century Japanese Inlaid Wood Plaque
H 8.25 in. W 39 in. D .5 in.
Japanese Lacquered Wood Medicine Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai, Edo Period
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and beautiful Japanese carved and lacquered Medicine Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai, Edo Period, early 18th century. The Medicine Buddha, Bhaisajyaguru, known as Yakushi Nyorai in ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Rock Crystal

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Japanese Wood Carvings For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of Japanese wood carvings available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique Japanese wood carvings was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and lacquer. Japanese wood carvings have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Japanese wood carvings made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Arts and Crafts — are very popular at 1stDibs. George Ashdown Audsley, Imaizumi Genji and Kishi Sadao each produced beautiful Japanese wood carvings that are worth considering.

How Much are Japanese Wood Carvings?

Prices for Japanese wood carvings can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, Japanese wood carvings begin at $45 and can go as high as $55,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,199.

Finding the Right Asian Art and Furniture for You

From Japanese handmade earthenware pottery, originating circa 14,500 B.C. and adorned with elaborate corded patterns known as jōmon, to natural elm case pieces and storage cabinets built in Qing dynasty–era China to mid-century Thai rice-paper charcoal rubbings, antique and vintage Asian art and furniture make for wonderful additions to all kinds of contemporary interiors.

Eastern elements elevate any home’s decor. Introduce zen sensibility to your living room, dining room and bedroom with the neutral color palettes and the natural materials such as rattan, bamboo and elm that we typically associate with traditional Asian furniture. Decorative handwoven embroideries and textiles originating from India and elsewhere on the continent, which can be draped over a bed or sofa or used as a wall hanging, can be as practical as they are functional, just as you wouldn’t seek out Japanese room-divider screens — often decorated with paintings but constructed to be lightweight and mobile — merely for privacy.

With everything from blanket chests to lighting fixtures to sculptures and carvings, it’s easy to tastefully bring serenity to your living space by looking to the treasures for which the East has long been known.

For British-born furniture designer Andrianna Shamaris, the Japanese concept of beauty in imperfection isn’t limited to her Wabi Sabi collection. She embraces it in her New York City apartment as well. In the living area, for instance, she retained the fireplace’s original black marble while swathing its frame and the rest of the room in bright white.

“We left the fireplace very clean and wabi-sabi, so that it blended into the wall,” says Shamaris, who further appointed the space with a hand-carved antique daybed whose plush pillows are upholstered in antique textiles from the Indonesian island of Sumba.

In the growing antique and vintage Asian art and furniture collection on 1stDibs, find ceramics from China, antiquities from Cambodia and a vast range of tables, seating, dining chairs and other items from Japan, India and other countries.

Questions About Japanese Wood Carvings
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Japanese wood carving is an art form in which artists produce intricate figurines and other objects by cutting and shaping blocks of zelkova, camphor or paulownia wood. In Japanese, the artwork is known as inami. Find a selection of Japanese wood carvings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jepara wood carving is the intricate wood carving art that comes from the city of Jepara in Indonesia. Artisans typically work with teak wood to create beautiful carved detail and scenes in a piece of furniture. Shop a collection of Jepara wood carvings on 1stDibs.