Set of Four Japanese Fusuma Painted Door Panels


Rare set of four Japanese Showa period door panels known as Fusuma in Japanese architecture. Similar to a Shoji room divider but made of an opaque material. Constructed from handcrafted mulberry paper and framed with ebonized wood. The panels are painted with a bounty of newly harvested grains and vegetables. Titled "Summer Harvest" and signed by artist Kawamoto Rekitei (Japanese 1894-1975) with a seal. Kawamoto was a famous potter. There is also reference to a poem by "Li Po". Beautifully crafted with ink and color pigments on mulberry paper. From an estate in Malibu, CA. Two of the doors have round inset handles.

Dimensions: 36"w x 1"d x 69.5"h

Circa: Early 20th Century, Japan

Materials: Paper, Wood, Brass

Condition: Fair, minor wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully crafted with age appropriate wear, losses, stains, and fading as seen in photos. The wear and fading adds character and charm to panels.

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