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Gyobu Kiyoshi, Vase with Thunder Pattern Design
Gyōbu Kiyoshi (act. 1930s), Vase with Thunder Pattern Design (Raimon kabin), c. 1930s, porcelain, 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches. Levenson Collection.
Kitahara Sanka, Ornament of a Stag
Kitahara Sanka (1895–1972), Ornament of a Stag, c. 1930, bronze, 8 x 12 x 4 3/4 inches. Levenson Collection.
Artist unknown, Songbook for Uncontrollable Love
Artist unknown, Songbook for “Uncontrollable Love” (Kokoro no koi wa mama naranu) from the Shōchiku film “Seven Seas” (Nanatsu no umi), 1933, color lithograph, inks on paper, 16 x 10 inches. Levenson Collection.
Nakayama Kenichi, Late Autumn Tea Screen
Nakayama Ken’ichi, “Late Autumn” Tea Screen (Banshū no zu kekkai), 1943, bronze and wood with gilding, 12 7/8 x 36 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches. Levenson Collection.
Hashimoto Sakai, Stationery Box with Waves and Flying Fish
Hashimoto Sakai, Stationery Box with Waves and Flying Fish (Nami tobiuo tebunko), 1935, lacquered wood and mother-of pearl, 8 x 13 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches. Levenson Collection.
Hashimoto Sakai, Stationery Box with Waves and Flying Fish, detail
Hashimoto Sakai, Stationery Box with Waves and Flying Fish (Nami tobiuo tebunko) [detail], 1935, lacquered wood and mother-of pearl, 8 x 13 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches. Levenson Collection.
Kobayakawa Kiyoshi, Staircase, December, from Pictures of the Months
Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (1899–1948), “Staircase” (Kaidan), “December,” from “Pictures of the Months,” 1935 ink and pigment on silk, 71 x 33 1/2 inches. Levenson Collection.
Kikuoka Kōseki, Flower Arrangement Vessel with Java Sparrow Design
Kikuoka Kōseki, Flower Arrangement Vessel with Java Sparrow Design (Bunchō monyō hanasashi), c. 1930s, 8 3/4 x 11 x 3 1/2 inches. Levenson Collection.
Kikuoka Kōseki, Flower Arrangement Vessel with Java Sparrow Design, detail
Kikuoka Kōseki, Flower Arrangement Vessel with Java Sparrow Design (Bunchō monyō hanasashi) [detail], c. 1930s, 8 3/4 x 11 x 3 1/2 inches. Levenson Collection.
Saito Kazo, Songbook for Heart of the Modern Girl, Kindai otome gokoro
Saitō Kazō (1887–1955), Songbook for “Heart of the Modern Girl” (Kindai otome gokoro), 1930, color lithograph, inks on paper, 20 x 16 inches. Levenson Collection.
Futagi Seiho, Decorative Box with Bird of Paradise, Gokurakuchō kazari bunko
Futagi Seihō (1884–1954), Decorative Box with ‘Bird of Paradise’ (Gokurakuchō kazari bunko), c. 1942, lacquered wood with shell inlay and silver rims, 7 1/8 x 15 x 10 7/8 inches. Levenson Collection.
Futagi Seiho, Decorative Box with Bird of Paradise, Gokurakuchō kazari bunko, detail
Futagi Seihō (1884–1954), Decorative Box with ‘Bird of Paradise’ (Gokurakuchō kazari bunko) [detail], c. 1942, lacquered wood with shell inlay and silver rims, 7 1/8 x 15 x 10 7/8 inches. Levenson Collection.