Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621
Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621
Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621
Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621
Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621
Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621
Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621

Japanese Shikishi Art Board Vtg Catfish Hyotan Calabash Black Red Gold A621

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Japanese Shikishi Art Board Painting

This is a Japanese shikishi art board representing a catfish and a hyotan calabash. The two subjects are painted in black. The catfish has soft red details and the calabash is decorated with inscriptions painted in gold. This handpainted shikishi art board has a sign. It comes in a dedicated washi paper cover.

There are three basic types of shikishi paper—calligraphy (poem, haiku) only, calligraphy with pictures, and pictures only. Since the Heian period, people have been writing waka and haiku on Shikishi paper (various sizes), but in the Meiji period, they started using paper of the current size. In the current day, shikishi paper/boards are used for autographs of celebrities and also commemorative messages to friends, coworkers, and classmates.

  • Cardstock paper
  • C1970
  • Item weight: 141 grams
  • Packed weight: 341 grams
  • Approx. 24 cm wide × 27 cm tall
  • Good condition considering age. Cover paper is yellowed and has some stains. Wear and tear due to age. Please see the photos. 
  • This piece was purchased at the famous Osu Antique Market in Nagoya, Japan

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About Us: We are Dan and Maiko. Since moving to Japan in 2001, we have gained a vast knowledge of Japanese antiques and vintage items and we are happy to bring you many beautiful items from Japan. If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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