Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-B

These guards stand at the entrance to a temple to ward off evil. They are holding a vajra, with which to crush ignorance. Their open and shut mouths represent the first and last letters of the Japanese script: A and N: this symbolises the totality of sounds and letters, of knowledge. Worshippers who…

Kakemono familie Cock Blomhoff

anonymous, 1817 - 1825, NG-1972-17

Jizo Bodhisattva

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1350, hanging scroll, AK-MAK-162

Container in the form of a crane

anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800, box, AK-MAK-682

Doos met deksel

anonymous, 1775 - 1800, box, AK-MAK-874

Samoerai in de regen

Kunisada (I) , Utagawa, 1825, print, RP-P-1958-469

Zadel en waterlepel

Kunisada (I) , Utagawa (attributed to), c. 1799, print, RP-P-1991-670

Schaal

anonymous, 1800 - 1900, dish, AK-MAK-891

Hand guard

Munemasa Shinoda (possibly), 1800 - 1900, AK-MAK-1079

Twee kraanvogels

Ohara Koson, 1925 - 1936, print, RP-P-2001-44