Collection Samples

DL99 JEWELRY BOX, LORD DAVID LINLEY, ENGLISH
DL99 JEWELRY BOX, LORD DAVID LINLEY, ENGLISH $ 1,200.00
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Japanese Buddhist Prayer beads
Japanese Buddhist Prayer beads $ 1,200.00
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JP15 Bronze Tiger
JP15 Bronze Tiger $ 1,200.00
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JPOT0621 Antique Japanese Bozugappa (Travel Cape)
JPOT0621 Antique Japanese Bozugappa (Travel Cape) $ 1,760.00
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EVENTS

April 23, 2019

April 25-28,2019 : Spring Show and Sale, 10:00-6:00 PM  50% Off Throughout the Store // May 5, 2019 : Japanese Boy’s Day // May 10-12 // Mother’s Day Celebration Jewelry and Vintage Clothing Extravaganza. Bring your Mother to tea and cakes, Sunday, 2-5 pm.

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What is a “Tansu” ?

April 19, 2019

Tansu, A generic term for chests.  Tansu comes in various shapes, sizes and function.  Isho dansu is to store clothing, Mizuya , literally means “water room” is the Japanese word for a kitchen chest.  The kaidan dansu (staircase chest) is probably one of my favorite tansu.  They were used for access to upstairs, the drawers for storage .  There are wheeled chests(Kuruma dansu), heavy duty used to store family heirlooms, Ship’s chest (funadansu),carried the Captain’s ship papers and coins. Kodansu are small chests,  Medicine chest (Kusuri dansu), Cho-dansu(Merchant chest), Katana-dansu(sword chest), Chadansu(tea chests), And then there are the boxes, zenibako(accountant’s box), saisenbako(temple offertory boxes), getabako(shoe cabinet) haribako(sewing box).  Tansu have very distinctive metalwork, handforged iron handles and depending on the...

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