Shinto Wheel Shrine, Genso Komatsu

Shinto Wheel Shrine, Genso Komatsu

  • G.W.V. Smith Art Museum

George Walter Vincent Smith acquired most of his Japanese collection through New York and European dealers. He was the first…

Suit Of Armor, Miochin Family

Suit of Armor, Miochin Family

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This suit of armor was created by the Miochin family, leading armorers in Japan who demonstrated a high degree of…

Teapot, Jomi Of Kyoto

Teapot, Jomi Of Kyoto

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This finely wrought water pot of bronze is embellished with expertly executed plum blossoms in silver and gold and is…

Fire Screen, Sugiura Yukimune

Fire Screen, Sugiura Yukimune

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This elaborate fire screen, titled Japan Gazing Upon the World, may have been exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. The…

Incense Burner, Suzuki Chokichi

Incense Burner, Suzuki Chokichi

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This lavish incense burner, or koro, won the highest award for artistic quality and perfect workmanship in the Barcelona Exhibition…

Sumida Vase, Ishiguro Kyozo

Sumida Vase, Ishiguro Kyozo

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This monumental ceramic vase won first prize in 1899 at the craft exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and…