The Gallery is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese art in Canada, historical collections featuring Canadian and international works, and exceptional contemporary art.
fluted body (fan shaped);red, gold, silver unfired overglaze; rust, green fired overglaze; design on white background
white, purple, red, gold
Female figure wearing dress; elbows at sides; forearms extended, each hand holds a musical instrument (rattle ?).
Quatrefoil with oval hole for Kozuka: decorations raised with gold highlights, main design - standing monk, plum blossoms. Other side - one branch with one blossom. Surface is pitted.
short neck; wide rimmed lip; two small lug handles on shoulder; chicken head & tail on opposite sides; fine incised or stamped diaper pattern on shoulder
light body with southern type heavy foot; body flares up from base; dark glaze
Stone slab carved with following message: Sixty Nine Etchings of Architectural and Picturesque Landscape Subjects Drawn and Etched by G.
lobed shape; foo lion finial
Round, deep plate painted with bamboo trees, chinese-style, rock & large peony in well, floral sprays decorate plate rim.
An Emperor's Pufu overcoat turned into a woman's informal coat by adding trimmings; black satin, blue silk lining; gold couched-thread & satin stitch silk thread embroidery; of the 4 mai
brown with green & metallic highlights;amphora-like shape (no handles); short neck; body angles into unglazed base; lide slightly domes
Decorated with an abstract floral design, consisting of a five-pointed stylized flower in sky blue, pierced with triangular & budding flower shapes with a white sphere reserved in centre of saucer
A party of nine ronin have come to the house of Gihei to test his loyalty to their cause. The large basket carried by two ronin conceals Oishi. (Act X)
The Ronin entering the precincts of Sengakuji Temple
A spring scene with vegetation in the foreground and a series of buildings in the background with blue roofs nestled and patches of green
long s-shaped agate belt hook with a flat circular knob at the back, a dragon's head at the top & a dragon along the front
mountain with sharp faces; radiating sun
Shallow conical celadon bowl; interior moulded with beehive peony
rocky or mountainous landscape with road
design for a never completed plate
rectangular vase with enamelled design three sides - has Japanese characters, clouds, & borders of red, green, blue & yellow bands. One side has no enamel but a series of incised characters.
frontal view, man's head & shoulders; man has long curled hair or wig
A windblown tree, (an arbutus?), dominates the image; a woman in a bathing suit is standing under the tree looking out toward 3 small islets
Round outline, round-cornered edge. Openwork prunus sprays, positive & negative presentation. Two golden irregular inserts with nailhead & fibre surface design.
white, red, black; wide mouthed bowl with rounded base; geometric decoration
A wagon loaded with sacks of coal is being drawn downhill by seven draught horses. One man sits on top of the wagon while another man holds the bridle of one of the horses.
grey-green jade elephant, laughing mahout, yin-yan surmounting
Outdoor scene with water in the bottom left on the bank above are people among buildings, above & to the right is a landscape with steps leading to a building.
Young man standing next to large basket which is sitting on top of a stump, his left arm is propping open the lid, his right is gesturing to the inside.
Cruciform shape on bronze base; four small bronze heads in centre; line pattern incised length & width