Collection Samples

Antique Naga Head Hunter and Bead Necklace
CAC09A Antique Naga Head Hunter & Trade Bead Necklace $ 750.00
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RG09 Contemporary Carved Stone Fish, Thailand
RG09 Contemporary Carved Stone Fish, Thailand $ 325.00
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Chinese Pewter and Wood Box
CHOT0644 Pewter and Wood Box, Chinese $ 75.00
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Antique Japanese Kimono Trays
JL12103 Antique Japanese Kimono Trays $ 1,200.00
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Vintage Inupiaq/Eskimo Framed Watercolor, Blanket Toss
STAB10 Vintage Inupiaq/Eskimo Framed Watercolor, Blanket Toss $ 110.00
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Antique Amazonian Basket
TK11 Antique Amazonian Basket $ 99.00
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JPBK14020 Tabako Bon, Japanese
JPBK14020 Tabako Bon, Japanese $ 250.00
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Italian Jade and Silver Pendant
EU08 Italian Jade and Silver Pendant $ 775.00
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JPNK0515 Fudo Myo
JPNK0515 Fudo Myo $ 125.00
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Vintage Japanese Kotatsu Stand
JJ11A Vintage Japanese Kotatsu Stand $ 65.00 $ 90.00
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Vintage Japanese Hand Warmer
JPJJ14001 Vintage Japanese Hand Warmer $ 1,750.00
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JPDW07 Antique Japanese Sakiori
JPDW07 Antique Japanese Sakiori $ 165.00
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Vintage Japanese Gosho-Ningyo Doll
OT6FK106 Vintage Japanese Gosho-Ningyo Doll $ 120.00
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Vintage Japanese Glass Cookie Jar
KYA13 Vintage Japanese Glass Cookie Jar $ 450.00
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ZN1012 Antique Japanese Rice Measurer
ZN1012 Antique Japanese Rice Measurer $ 160.00
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Antique Japanese Ema with Samurai
OT07 Antique Japanese Ema with Samurai $ 900.00
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RG08 Antique Vietnamese Wood Lacquer Table
RG08 Antique Vietnamese Wood Lacquer Table $ 1,750.00
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STSA11 Antique Japanese Window Screen – Pair
STSA11 Antique Japanese Window Screen – Pair $ 385.00 $ 550.00
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SR113 Antique Sri Lankan Buddha Flame
SR113 Antique Sri Lankan Buddha Flame $ 225.00
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Guillermina

"Mingei?" What is that?

December 01, 2014

“Mingei”,  is a Japanese term that is constantly asked of me. What does that mean? What is that? To me the simple meaning is, things people make and use everyday in their daily lives. These objects were not just for decoration purposes, they have function and purpose, like a basket made just for flower decoration, or carrying produce or even washing dishes. What is so wonderful is that the Japanese make, create and construct these pieces lovingly, perfectly and beautifully, notwithstanding that it's only for them to use, or maybe because it IS for them to use. Whatever the reason, these objects are well cared for, looked after and really used, which makes them - to me and to those...

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A Day at the Shop

November 06, 2014

You never know who will walk in the door when you open for business. There are days when you are wondering if anybody will come in and find your choices of merchandise are exactly what they are looking for, or those who just want to browse or kick tires as they say. My kind of store and where I am, in a very small town with very few retail stores, I am sort of a social destination for people who have traveled to places where my items came from, or just because they would like to pass the time connecting with other people. Nonetheless, its always interesting and a learning experience. Take one day, a well known author of books on Japanese culture walked...

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