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Kasasagi Relocating To Iconic Block Arcade

Kasasagi Relocating To Iconic Block Arcade Kasasagi Relocating To Iconic Block Arcade From 1 July 2014 Kasasagi will be relocating to the Iconic Block Arcade in Melbourne’s CBD.  Our Store is on the Mezzanine level above Chicago Hair Salon, Shop 17.   Entry is via the stairway inside Chicago Salon. The Store will feature all…

Kasasagi Fine Arts Posts

Kasasagi Fine Arts Posts We recently discovered that our Posts were not being emailed to our Customers and Subscribers.  We have published around 38 posts which are either informational or special offers for reduced shipping costs or special promotional offers for Shoyeido Incense. This Post gives you a link to all our previous Posts. We…

Xiang-do Incense Special Offer

Xiang-do Incense Special Offer Xiang-do Incense Special Offer We have just launched a special promotion for Shoyeido Xiang-do Incense.  Take advantage of our already competitive prices for Shoyeido incense with this special promotion for discounted shipping costs to locations worldwide. Please visit out website to check out our promotion which lasts until stocks of Xiang-do…

Who Sells Original Woodblock Prints in Australia

Who Sells Original Woodblock Prints in Australia Who Sells Original Woodblock Prints in Australia Kasasagi Japanese Art has a comprehensive selection of woodblock prints featuring many artists.  We have a diverse range of artists spanning Edo and Meiji era’s.  Our original woodblock prints include military, botanical, Maiko and Geisha, Kabuki and Noh plays along with…

Where can I find genuine World War II Japanese Military Items

Where can I find genuine World War II Japanese Military Items Kasasagi Fine Arts has a good selection of very rare Imperial Japanese Army items from 1900 to 1940.  Our collection includes medals and medal certificates insignias commemorative tokkuri sake cups and bottles, many of which are named service books original Japanese World War II…

Hina Matsuri Festival Girls Day or Doll Festival March 3rd

Throughout Japan on March 3rd each year, families celebrate the very important Hina-Matsuri Festival. This is one of the biggest, most anticipated & popular festivals of the many that are celebrated throughout each year in Japan. It is also known as the Doll Festival or Girl’s Day Festival. Traditionally, the Hina Matsuri Festival, Girls Day or…

What is the History of Tokyo

What is the History of Tokyo The sprawling metropolis of Tokyo was born out of humble beginnings as a small, little known fishing village in 1457 named EDO.  EDO grew to be the largest city in the world in 1721 with an estimated population of 1,000,000. Edo was repeatedly devastated by fires, with the Great…

New to Kasasagi Gallery Woodblock Prints by Kato Shodo and Asano

New to Kasasagi Gallery Woodblock Prints by Kato Shodo and Asano Since our visit to Japan in October we now have available contemporary woodblock prints by Artists such as Teruhide Kato, Kawarazashi Shodo and Takeji Asano. We have selected woodblock prints from Kato’s well known alley series and images of his native Kyoto.  We also…

Where can I find miniature woodblock prints

Where can I find miniature woodblock prints Where can I find miniature woodblock prints Kasasagi has launched a selection of miniature postcard sized woodblock prints. These beautifully printed Woodblock Print postcards from Japan are available in a set of 7 or individually.  These are genuine woodblock Postcards printed in Japan on traditional washi paper with…
christmas window at Kasasati

Kasasagi Incense Burners imported exclusively from Shoyeido

Kasasagi Incense Burners imported exclusively from Shoyeido Shoyeido Incense Burners .. Kasasagi Gallery now has a selection of traditional and contemporary quality Incense Burners from Shoyeido.  Imported exclusively by Kasasagi from Shoyeido in Kyoto, Japan. Makers of Incense for the Japanese Imperial Court for over 300 years.  They will complement Shoyeido’s range of incense sticks…

Merry Christmas from Kasasagi Arts and Antiques

Merry Christmas from Kasasagi Arts and Antiques  Kasasagi will be open on Christmas Eve from noon till 5pm. We would like to wish our customers a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. Kasasagi Christmas Window  https://staging.kasasagi.com.au/blog/                                      Traditional Japanese Christmas Cake Merry Christmas from Kasasagi Arts and Antiques  Kasasagi will be…

Christmas in Japan

Japan has a history of Christianity from as far back as 1540 AD. Whilst Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s major religions, Japan remains a highly secular nation….and despite not being an official national holiday, Christmas in Japan is widely popular and enthusiastically celebrated as a notable festival to be enjoyed. It’s a time for Santa…

Kasasagi Gallery reopens after visit to Japan

We are back in Melbourne, Australia after a 3 week trip to Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, We managed to miss both typhoons and come back intact with the many treasures we found We have sourced a range of unique postcards printed in Kyoto.  In the range are woodblock print postcards from some famous ukiyo-e and…

Glimpses of Kyoto

Glimpses of Kyoto from Kasasagi Fine Arts Kyoto is home to thousands of Buddhist Temples and Shrines.  It would be impossible to take a stroll in downtown Kyoto without see a few of them. Geishas strolling in the gardens of a Temple in the Higashiyama district. One of the many fan shops in Kyoto A…

Update from Kyoto

Here we are in the middle of chestnut season.  Wagashi are traditional sweets which are available in the many sweets shops in Kyoto.  We found various versions of chestnut with adzuki bean encased in rice dough or in a little bamboo container.  Mushrooms are also in season.  You can enjoy both of these foods in…

Art Galleries and Lunch in Osaka

Oimatsu-Dori (translated as Old Pine Tree Street) in Osaka has around 80 antique shops and galleries.    We acquainted ourselves with most of the galleries in this area and stopped for lunch in a little cafe which turned out to be a real gem. Its generally easy to find well priced, good food in Japan..  If…

View our Blogs from Japan

View our Blogs from Japan Kasasagi Gallery will be closed from Monday 7 October and reopen on Saturday 26th October.  Our website will remain active for inquiries and sales and we will post all articles on 30 October.  For any orders placed during this period we will send you a small gift with your order…

Hard to find Japanese Art

Hard to find Japanese Art Antique Japanese Art and other objects are getting harder to find.  Many Japanese are holding onto their legacy having come to the realisation that they are giving the family heirlooms away. At Kasasagi we have been collecting rare Japanese art and objects for over 20 years,  We are interested in…

Japanese Festivals in September

Japanese Festivals in September Japan is famous for its festivals and ceremonies all through the year.  Here are a few of the festivals held during the month of September. September 1  Tsuma, Oki Island, Shimane Prefecture Traditional bull fighting (bull sumo) in which two bulls lock horns and fight to push each other out of…

Looking for Rare Japanese Art OR Shoyeido Incense

Looking for Rare Japanese Art OR Shoyeido Incense We have had a very busy week at Kasasagi Gallery with some rare framed Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints and Antique Ise-Katagame framed Art snapped up by our clients.  Our artwork is available framed or unframed, mounted to Museum Conservation Standard..print tipped to acid free foam core backing &…

New Shoyeido Incense Just Arrived

New Shoyeido Incense Just Arrived We have just received a new shipment of Shoyeido Incense with new Scents including Xiang-Do Forest, Peppermint and Lavender as well as Genji Sakaki White Coils to complement our current Shoyeido range. Shoyeido Forest Incense with its with its concentrated smells of pine, fir and other conifers transports you to…

Where can I find Antique Japanese Masks

Where can I find Antique Japanese Masks Kasasagi Gallery has a great selection of Antique Japanese Masks from Noh and Kabuki Theatre.   We are located in Glen Iris which is an inner suburb of Melbourne in Australia.  Some of our masks are featured on our website www.kasasagi.com.au  and others are featured in our Gallery. …

Takigi O-Noh Bonfire Noh performance, Kyoto

Festivals of Japan – Takigi O-Noh Bonfire Noh performance, Kyoto  June 1 & 2 Noh, which is the most ancient form of musical theater in Japan, is performed in the evening darkness amidst the illumination of the burning torches at the Heian Jingu Shrine. The shrine was built as a partial reproduction of the palace…
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