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Updated: 19 Apr 2024


Shibayama artwork Wooden Screen


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Vertical Width Height Weight
36 cm 74 cm 118 cm 15 kg


SKU: Shibayama-01 Categories: ,

Shibayama artwork Wooden Screen Sourosanko(草廬三顧)

what is Shibayama artwork?
Shibayama artwork was created in the Edo Period, and many feudal lords were fascinated by its beauty. The main parts consist of wood, and the decorations were lacquered-coated mother pearl, gold leaf, and so forth. It gained popularity worldwide from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period as those decorations are gorgeous and three-dimensional. It has everything Japanese artwork offers, such as Urushi craft(lacquering technique), Raden(inlaid mother of pearl), and sculpture. There are so many traditional Japanese craft techniques involved to create one Shibayama artwork.


What is Sourosanko(草廬三顧)?
Sourosanko is the event that happened in Records of the Three Kingdoms, old Chinese folklore describing the history of Eastern Han dynasty and Three Kingdoms period. There were two main characters in this event: Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang. Liu Bei, the emperor and military commander of Shoku(one of three kingdoms), tries to convince Zhuge to join the imperial army. Although Zhuge has no military rank, Liu thinks Zhuge is capable enough to be the chief of military staff. So, Liu visits him, trying to ask him to join the army, but Zhuge didn’t show up twice, but finally, when Liu came to see Zhuge third time, he was able to meet Zhuge and convince him to join the army. This event became a proverb in Japan. Souro is the place where Zhuge lives, and Sanko means three times.This old saying means you should show special confidence and courtesy to offer a job to someone younger or lower position than you are.

【About us】
 Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.

【Payment method】
 We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card), PayPal, Apple Pay or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. After confirming your payment, we will apply for an export permit. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, EUR or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest exchange rate.

【Shipping duration】
 We normally ship via EMS (Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post. It usually takes at least 5-14 days to deliver the package after you place an order. We will use DHL instead for those who ordered from Canada or Australia as EMS temporarily stops shipping to these countries due to COVID-19. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can ship your order by either EMS or DHL (Australia, Canada only). If you prefer other shipping carriers, please contact us.  

 We will inform you of the order’s tracking number via email. Please make sure you fill out your valid email address correctly. 

*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there might be possible delays in delivery. If you like to make sure if EMS shipping is available to your country, please contact us.

【How to make sure the condition】
 Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. We uploaded high resolution photos for you to check its condition thoroughly. If you like to see more photos with different angles, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make informed decision. 

 It is essential for us to know that you are happy with your choice of artwork and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.


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