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How Much Damage Can It Do To The Environment

How Much Difference Can This Make

How Much Difference Can This Make Plastics don’t biodegrade and as a consequence the ingestion of plastic is deadly for sea life. It is also dangerous for the entire food chain and therefore for humans. This tiny piece of plastic can have a massive knock on effect to our bird and sea life. A fish,…
Humane Society International African Lions

Humane Society International African Lions Donation

Humane Society International African Lions Donation Happy New Year to all our valued customers.  As always we like to start the New Year off with a positive contribution to the planet and especially those unable to help themselves. We continue to donate funds from Kasasagi Sales towards saving helpless and endangered animals around the world.…
Made In Australia Pottery Koro Incense Burners

Kasasagi Designed And Hand Crafted Pottery Koros

Kasasagi Designed And Hand Crafted Pottery Koros Kasasagi Fine Arts has just released our very versatile and very unique glazed pottery incense burners designed and hand crafted in Australia.  In collaboration with a local Melbourne potter we have designed and hand crafted koros for use with incense sticks and coils, cones and incense granules. Available…
Fu Takenaka Creative Icon And Woodblock Print Artist

Fu Takenaka Creative Icon And Woodblock Print Artist

Fu Takenaka Creative Icon And Woodblock Print Artist Fu Takenaka was born in 1945.  She started her artistic career as an artist for a design company and received second prize in the Fibre Design Council award in 1964. In 2003 she began creating Woodblock Prints.  Her work is admired and sought after because of the…
Kasasagi Fine Arts Supports World Wildlife Fund

Kasasagi Fine Arts Supports World Wildlife Fund

Kasasagi Fine Arts Supports World Wildlife Fund Kasasagi places a high priority on supporting organisations that are guardians of Planet Earth.  We donate a percentage of your sales to causes that help endangered and abused animals worldwide. Kasasagi and our customers are proud supporters of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Adopt A Tiger Program and other…
Antique Netsuke Ojime Menuki And Okimono For Sale

Antique Netsuke Ojime Menuki And Okimono For Sale

Antique Netsuke Ojime Menuki And Okimono For Sale We source rare and unusual antique Japanese items directly from Japan in our travels. Our range includes delightful boxwood Netsukes and Okimonos along with striking Bronze Oni Mask Netsukes and many other rare items. We also feature Bronzes,  figurines, Noh Masks,  calligraphy water droppers and articulated bronze…

Our Japanese Experiences February 2020

Its important to focus on the good things that will still be there when you choose to visit Japan. Here are some of the images of our last very enjoyable trip to Japan in February 2020 on Kasasagi Fine Arts Instagram site. Our Japanese Experiences February 2020 on Instagram You can also check out our…

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.
Antique Lacquer Dragon And Tiger Inro

Antiques Inros At Kasasagi Fine Arts

Antiques Inros At Kasasagi Fine Arts Synonymous with Japan the Inro played a significant role over centuries of Japanese culture. Kasasagi features a selection of Inro’s from early Edo era to mid 20th Century. Thank you for visiting Kasasagi Fine Arts. kasasagi.com.au/product-category/inro-tobacco-ware/  
Teruhide Kato Woodblock Print Shidare Roji

Teruhide Kato Woodblock Prints

Teruhide Kato started his career as a successful Kimono Designer in the 1960s and 70s. At the age of 50 he fulfilled his long held dream of becoming a traditional woodblock artist.  He gained fame for his contemporary woodblock shin-hanga prints of his native town Kyoto.  The laneways of Gion in Kyoto are some of…

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  
1880s Japanese Makuri Honshi

Kasasagi New Website And New Items

Kasasagi New Website And New Items Kasasagi Fine Arts has just launched our new website.  We have made it easier to find the items of interest and also introduced some new lines. We have also released new Netsuke, Honshi and other items. Still very dedicated to Japanese antique and vintage art and objects we have…
Specialty Japanese At Armadale Antique Centre

Specialty Japanese At Armadale Antique Centre

Cabinet 61 at the Armadale Antique Centre specialises in Japanese Antiques and Unique Jewellery.  Kasasagi Fine Arts offers Specialty Japanese at Armadale Centre along with unique jewellery hand made from antique and vintage Japanese items. Choose from a range of Japanese items both in the gallery and online.  Our range includes Imari And Kutani porcelain…
Hokusai Woodblock Print Crane

View our Latest Release of Japanese Woodblock Prints

View our Latest Release of Japanese Woodblock Prints Check out our latest woodblock prints just released on our website. Original Nisaburo ITO, Hokusai, Hiroshige. Kunisada, Tekiho and a book on bijin-ja with beautifully reproduced images from many famous artists. View our Latest Release of Japanese Woodblock Prints Thank you for visiting Kasasagi Fine Arts
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…

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…

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…

Our Youngest Collector of Japanese Objects

Our Youngest Collector of Japanese Objects We met Angelo recently at our stand at the Melbourne Fair.  He purchased a vintage Japanese Childrens book from the 1950s and told us about his interest in collecting Japanese toys (very topical at this time of year).  Here are Angelo’s words about his interest and collection. Angelo Here…
Kasasagi Online Orders 17 October to 2 November

Kasasagi Online Orders 17 October to 2 November

Kasasagi Online Orders 17 October to 2 November To all our valued customers.  We will be in Japan from 17 October to 2 November. All orders received between this period will be shipped between 3 and 4 November.  If you have an order which needs to be shipped before these dates we recommend placing it…
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