Japanese Arts

The arts of Japan comprise a long history and tradition of expression regarding faith, social and community values and the natural world. While the arts of Japan span back several centuries, many of the items we offer date from the Edo and Meiji periods.

While several of the media for artistry utilized in Japanese Arts are similar to those used in the Chinese Arts, the styles and ideals of representation are very different from those recognized in Chinese Art and Antiques.

As stated above, many variant media have been explored by Japanese artists and artisans through the past two centuries and we feel it would be unfair to group them all together. For your viewing convenience, we have broken down the articles of Japanese Art into several different categories and we have chosen to devote a page to each of these. In total, the following categories for the types of Japanese Arts we carry: Bronzes, Cloisonne, Netsuke, Inro and Ojime, Satsuma Pottery, Shibayama, Silver + Painted Enamels, and Swords.

The items we catalog in these pages represent only a fraction of the items available through our showroom in Manhattan. If you wish to visit our gallery, please contact us so we can be ready with any particular types or styles you are interested in.

If you are curious about other Arts from Asia, we encourage viewing our collections of the Chinese Arts. For specific pieces available in our collection, please refer to the corresponding “Categories” links on the sidebar. And feel free to browse our Hartman Rare Art eBay Store


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