Kashima Arts Presents the Japanese Art Auction MEGURU Vol.10 & the Launch of MEGURU Online

By: Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.
SHINJUKU-KU, Japan - May 13, 2022 - PRLog -- BS Fuji Co., Ltd. and Kashima Arts Co., Ltd. are proud to co-host Volume 10 of the Japanese Art Auction, MEGURU, from May 14 to 22, 2022.

An opportunity for, both, experienced and novice buyers to gain a feel for the arts, MEGURU is a Japanese art specialist, auction designed for easy and universal participation. This auction features the highly coveted animal and bird-and-flower paintings of Maruyama Okyo, as well as the landscape and still-life paintings of Kazuki Yasuo, a Showa period Western-style painter famous for his Siberian Series. Additional highlights include Bijin-ga paintings, as well as calligraphy by Tokugawa Yoshinobu and Shibusawa Eiichi, who recently attracted attention in historical dramas.

Announcing the Launch of MEGURU Online
In 2021, MEGURU launched its internet-based auction, "MEGURU Online", which, from late May 2022, will be available in English. In addition, during the same month, the Japanese Art Auction MEGURU's bid range will be modified and part of its lots will be allotted to MEGURU Online.

  • Maruyama Okyo

Maruyama Okyo is a  Japanese painting pioneer who propelled the launch of the Maruyama school. This MEGURU offers the coveted animal and bird-and-flower paintings of Maruyama Okyo.

・ Bijin-ga
This MEGURU offers works by the masters of Bijin-ga, such as Kaburaki Kiyokata, Uemura Shoen, Ito Shinsui and Ito Shoha. Further highlights include sculptures and works by contemporary artists such as Yachida Kei.

・Kazuki Yasuo
This MEGURU offers an exclusive offering of the Siberian prisoner and painter, Kazuki Yasuo's landscape and still-life paintings.

・Tokugawa Yoshinobu and Shibusawa Eiichi
Tokugawa Yoshinobu confronted a period of change as the last shogun of the Edo shogunate, while Shibusawa Eiichi laid the foundation for the Japanese economy. This MEGURU offers a rare chance to see calligraphy depicting the strong relationship of trust between the two men.

■ Featured Lots

Ito Jakuchu, Rooster
Starting Bid ¥2,000,000

Uragami Gyokudo, Hazy Landscape
Starting Bid ¥ 6,000,000

Watanabe Seitei. Iris and Carp
Starting Bid ¥280,000

Nakajima Chinami, Iris
Starting Bid ¥1,000,000

Munakata Shiko, Konin
Starting Bid ¥ 3,800,000

Kinutani Koji, Cherry Blossoms, Rising Sun and Mt. Fuji
Starting Bid ¥ 2,800,000

Miwa Kyusetsu XI, Hagi Square Flower Vase
Starting Bid ¥150,000

Kawai Kanjiro, Black-and-Iron Glazed Pot
Starting Bid ¥400,000

Kamoda Shoji, Tea Cup
Starting Bid ¥680,000

Kitaoji Rosanjin, Blue and White Large Pot with Plum Blossoms and Rabbit
Starting Bid ¥500,000

MEGURU Vol.10 Details
Lots: Approx. 330
Venue: Kashima Arts Co., Ltd
Website: https://www.meguru-auction.jp/en/
Preview: May 14 to 22, 2022
Bidding Deadline: May 22, 2022, 6pm JST
Results: May 24, 2022, 3pm JST

*Please check the Kashima Arts website & social media profiles periodically for updates.

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