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2020 A New Year and New Decade!

2020 A New Year and New Decade!

Let’s think and act towards preserving and caring for our Planet’s limited resources……Our very best wishes to all!

The Great (Busy) Buddha of Kamakura

So yes, some traditional cultural elements are slowing in Japan, however 750 year old “Kamakura Daibutsu” is busier than ever. This behemoth bronze Buddha attracts increasingly large numbers of both foreign and Japanese visitors. Cast of bronze in 1252, unique techniques, sophisticated for the period were used . The interior of the statue is hollow…
All Quiet In Shinagawa

All Quiet In Kamakura

Midweek silence in this local Kamakura wood craftsman’s workshop. Sadly now a common state for traditional trade and family craft businesses that were once a hive of activity and an essence of Japanese culture.

Impromptu Street Portraits From Kyoto

Impromptu Street Portraits From Kyoto Early images from our current travel in Japan.  Street images of people encountered in daily life in Osaka and Kyoto. Couple at a local back street temple Bakery Buddies Kyoto  

2019 Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival

2019 Tokyo Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival This years Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival is imminent. In Tokyo the 2019 Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled from March 15 to April 7th. It will be centred around Chuo City’s Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi Areas. At Edo Sakura-dori near Chuo-dori Ave and Hamachomidorido. Highlights will be the Tree…
Japanese Antiques at Armadale Antique Centre

Japanese Antiques at Armadale Antique Centre

Japanese Antique items available this week in our cabinet.  Armadale Antiques Centre –  Stall 20, 1147 High Street, Armadale, Victoria. Some items are on sale.  We have a diverse range of products – Dolls, Masks, Netsuke, Ojime, Kanzashi, Imari and Kutani.  We also have Buddha Statues, Inros, Tobacco Pouches, Sake Bottles, Tea Ceremony Sets, Lacquerware…
Local Melbourne Artist Making Exquisite Jewellery

Local Melbourne Artist Making Exquisite Jewellery

Local Melbourne Artist Making Exquisite Jewellery Jenny is a Melbourne Artist who individually sources and creates beautiful jewellery.  We discovered Jenny when she purchased some of our Ojime to create beautiful necklaces. All Jenny’s beautiful works of art are handmade and one of a kind and very individual.  Her jewellery includes onyx and vintage bakelite,…
NISHIZAWA TEKIHO GOSHO DOLL 1 WOODBLOCK PRINT

Newly Listed Japanese Doll Woodblock Prints at Kasasagi

Newly Listed Japanese Doll Woodblock Prints at Kasasagi We have recently released some of our collection of 1930s woodblock prints by Nishizawa Tekiho and Yamaoka Chinpe, Kojima Gyokukho and Tokuriki.  Choose from woodblock print art panels on Shikishi Board or more traditional prints on washi.  All in excellent condition. 1930s woodblock prints by Tekiho 1930s…
Recycling For A Better Environment

Kasasagi Fine Arts Recycling For A Better Environment

Kasasagi Fine Arts Recycling For A Better Environment Kasasagi cares about making a positive contribution towards a better environment.  We recycle or reuse all our plastics with a local manufacturer who makes new recycled plastic products, such as outdoor furniture and signage. Recycling For A Better Environment
Original Araki Botanical Japanese Woodblock Print

Japanese Art and Antiques Pop Up 22 May in Armadale Melbourne

Japanese Art and Antiques Pop Up 22 May in Armadale Melbourne Kasasagi Fine Arts Pop Up Shop will be at the FireStation Print Studio, 2 Willis Street, Armadale on Tuesday 22 May from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm.  Choose from a diverse range of Japanese Products: Woodblock Prints & Scrolls Kokeshi Dolls Kutani & Imari…
Deerskin Lacquered Premium Black Ladies Wallet

New Japanese Deerskin Purses And Wallets From Kasasagi

New Japanese Deerskin Purses And Wallets From Kasasagi Kasasagi has just listed new items from our Japanese Deerskin product range.  Choose from beautifully handmade deerskin wallets, coin purses, card holders and key rings intricately detailed with lacquer patterns. Our deerskin lacquer products are handmade in Japan using techniques dating back to the 1580s for making…
Original Kunisada Signed Woodblock Print Harvesting Silkworms

Newly Listed Original Kunisada I Woodblock Prints

Newly Listed Original Kunisada I Woodblock Prints Kasasagi fine arts has newly listed Original Woodblock Prints from Kunisada I also known as Toyokuni III. Many of the prints listed are original Kunisada I signed prints and also bear the Toshidama seal.  Some are single prints from a diptych or triptych set and are in very…
FU TAKENAKA WOODBLOCK PRINT FUSHIMI INARI TAISHO

Just Listed New Items Including Woodblock Prints Ojime Shoyeido Incense

Just Listed New Items Including Woodblock Prints Ojime Shoyeido Incense Kasasagi Fine Arts has just listed many new items: newly listed Woodblock Prints featuring many new and much loved artists including some harder to find Japanese Woodblock Print artists Antique Koros from Japan Ojime and Tobacco Pouches Satsuma Tea Sets and other Tea Ceremony Items…
Sundays At The Iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto

Sundays At The Iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto

Sundays At The Iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto The Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto is one of the most iconic and visited sites in Kyoto, Japan.  A busy Sunday in Kyoto with many hundreds of tourists and devotees visiting the Shrine. Some of the other fabulous images during our visit.  I am not able to…
Shoyeido Premium Incense Assortment Pack

Just Shoyeido Premium Incense Assortment Pack

Just Released Shoyeido Premium Incense Assortment Pack Kasasagi has just added the Premium Incense Assortment Pack from Shoyeido to its already comprehensive range of Shoyeido Incense products. A great way to try some of Shoyeido’s Premium Incense range. A total of 15 sticks each 11 cm long, comprising 3 sticks of Ohjya-koh, Shun-yo, Gaho, Nankun…
Kinkaku-Ji Temple Kyoto

Kinkaku-Ji Temple Kyoto

Kinkaku-Ji Temple Kyoto A visit to the famous Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and a Temple in Nara.  Lots of tourists but well worth the visit.  Cherry blossoms about to bloom.
Japanese Deerskin Double Clasp Large Purses

Inden Japanese Deerskin Range of Double Clutch Purses

Inden Japanese Deerskin Range of Double Clutch Purses Launching our stunning range of Deerskin Double Clutch Purses.  Entirely handmade with a range of lacquer patterns such as dragonflies, cherry blossoms, peacock feathers and borromean circles.  Precisely engineered black and silver chrome frames and clasps give a striking finish to a premium and unique product. Our…

Inden Japanese Deerskin Lacquer Products in Australia

Inden Japanese Deerskin Lacquer Products in Australia Our Japanese Deerskin Products are handmade in Japan.  The softness and strength of deerskin combined with their suppleness makes a premium and very durable product. Kasasagi Fine Arts brings these premium products to you from our Australian Online Store. Get the wow factor with our beautiful key rings. …

Japanese Kanzashi, Art, Shoyeido Incense & Deerskin Purses

Newly Listed Japanese Kanzashi, Art, Shoyeido Incense and Deerskin Purses Kasasagi Fine Arts has a range of Japanese Kanzashi, Art, Shoyeido Incense and Deerskin Purses newly listed items in 2018. Choose from our diverse range of products including IJA Military objects,  Tabaka Pouches and Menuki, Noh Theatre Masks, Woodblock Prints, Scrolls, Tea Ceremony tools and…
Ikebana for Beginners Classes in Hawthorn Melbourne

Ikebana for Beginners Classes

Ikebana for Beginners Classes in Hawthorn Melbourne If you have thought about learning Ikebana and would like to make a start, here is your opportunity to evoke your creativity, learn new skills and enjoy beauty. Our Ikebana for Beginners Classes run from from 27 February 2018 Lara Telford (Sogetsu School, Japan) will be running Ikebana…
Just Released IJA Military Items Online Kasasagi Fine Arts

Just Released IJA Military Items Online Kasasagi Fine Arts

Just Released IJA Military Items Online Kasasagi Fine Arts Just released unique and rare Imperial Japanese Army military items at Kasasagi Fine arts.  Sake bottles and cups as well as menukis and childrens nationalistic lithographs and a Battle of Verdun souvenir. Please visit our online store at  Just Released IJA Military Items Online Kasasagi Fine…

Antique Japanese Scrolls Sale

Antique Japanese Scrolls Sale Check out our sale on antique Japanese scrolls at very reasonable prices.  Many of our scrolls are hand painted on silk with silk mounting (heri) and upper and lower crosspieces. Most of the scrolls also have ichimoji which are the strips running across the top and bottom of the centrepiece artwork…
Shoyeido Kataru 2018 Limited Edition Incense

Shoyeido 2018 Limited Edition Incense Kataru

Shoyeido 2018 Limited Edition Incense Kataru Kataru from Shoyeido.  A great gift of 8 limited edition 7 cm incense sticks and a holder, wrapped in an artfolding paper case by Akihisa Miwa and encased in a paper pouch. A great gift at Christmas or any season. https://www.kasasagi.com.au/product/shoyeido-kataru-2018-limited-edition-incense/
Shoyeido Charcoal Incense Burner

Shoyeido Charcoal Incense Burner available at Kasasagi

Shoyeido Charcoal Incense Burner available at Kasasagi Now available from Kasasagi – the Shoyeido Charcoal Incense Burner or Portable Wood Chip Heater.  Standing 3 inches tall and wide it ships with 5 high quality squares of Shoyeido charcoal and 5 pieces of Shoyeido Himenoka pressed incense. A very transportable way to burn aromatic wood chips,…
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