Art Gallery

Below is a small selection of Tadayoshi Goji-mei oshigata from the book:

1st 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th? 8th 9th

TADAYOSHI GOJI-MEI Generations
The 7th is probably gimei (fake)


1 of the 20 Kuniyoshi prints illustrated in the book, from a private collection never before published outside of Japan:


My book is also richly illustrated with Japanese art from the author's and other collections, such as this 17th Cent. suit of armour:


BLACK LATE EDO PERIOD ARMOUR

Armour lovingly restored by Robert Soanes in England.

As delivered from Japan:
After restoration:

Robert Soanes (UK based; yoshigane@yahoo.com) comes highly recommended - he lovingly restores armour (lacing, brocade, silkwork, laquerwork etc). Trained in Japan, he regularly visits his Sensei to perfect his skills. His work is of the highest standards and is hand crafted - all his restoration work uses traditional Japanese materials and is hand stitched and crafted.


Kanamono by Nara Toshimitsu (one of the top 18 metal workers of the Edo period):