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  • Maple


    SGK Collection - shorter Genkai.

    by Kosetsu.

  • Jurojin


    Jurojin by Kosetsu (Tatsuya Todo)

    The original painting was made by Soga Shohaku (1730-1781), a picture of happiness. Jurojin himself is the god of longevity, trying to lift the turtle from the water. A white deer sit beside him and a crane was flying in the sky. Then, a pine tree at bank, bamboo and apricot are also shown there. The theme is just a matter of happiness with Shochikubai (pine-bamboo-apricot) symbols of best 1-2-3, and the crane for 1,000 years, turtle for 10,000 years with white deer, all loved to display on New Year by Japanese, the most important holidays of the year. I asked Kosetsu san to draw this masterpiece on our Yokozuna pen, and I’m very glad I gave him the right theme.

  • Karakusa


    by Kopgaku.

    Design Idea from Shoso-in

  • I am a Cat


    It would be very hard to find a Japanese who does not know Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), the very popular novelist in the Meiji era (1868-1912). His portrait was printed on 1000 yen bills for quite a few years until recently, and his collections are still sold at major book stores everywhere today. The most well known of his works is "Kokoro (Heart)", but his first novel "Wagahai Wa Neko De Aru" ( I am a Cat) made him instantly famous as a novelist.

  • Birds and Flower


    with Shell Raden.

  • Roiro-migaki


    Basic Paintings Roiro-migaki.

  • The Great Wall


    Banri-no Chojo (The Great Wall)
    The Great Wall is well known one of the wonders in the world (New 7 Wonder Foundation) the original part were built by the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huan more than 2000 years ago. Then added by Ming and other regimes, the Wall has 13,171 miles long , longer than the name Wanri Changchen, Ten Thousand Miles Wall in Chinese. The author, Mr. Masanori Omote worked for more than 5 months on this one, really a very good piece.

  • An Oath at Tao-yen


    by Masanopri.

  • Hachi-no Ki


    Hachi-no Ki.

    A Noh

  • Goddess


    SGK Collection - shorter Genkai.

    by Kosetsu.

  • Kiritake-ni Hooh


    Kiritake-ni Hooh by Masanori
    Kiritake (paulownia and bamboo) Acording to the mythology Phoenix lives on tree of Paulownia and eat bamboo, and this gave our artist, Masanori san the idea of Maki-e the Phoenix in the bush of paulownia and bamboo. Technically the author use Taka Maki-e on the Phoenix and the trees, and also use many different sizes of gold and silver mixed powders sprinkled as well as gradation. As there are so many details have to be burnished and polished separately to complete the work.

  • Kamon