Katagami designs are rich with man-made objects; fans and kites and books and more. Textiles, while man-made, represent such a vast subject and sensibility that they have their own category in the catalog. For that, you can find a textile focused show called “Fake Out” or search┬áthe subject “textile” in the catalog. Architecture, agriculture, religion and culture can be found in subject “culture.”

The “Objects of Man” offered here are personal objects. Stencils in large, Meiji-era format allow an open form like the square of a book or the circle of a bowl to open like a window of contemplation to reveal scenes and objects. Smaller works, often Edo period, take a form, say a folding fan, and utilize multiple views and a decorative motif to build syncopated visual rhythms through repetition and variation.

Rice Bowls with Scenes
[#27021] Rice Bowls with Scenes
Toy Tops and Bottle Gourd
[#40025] Toy Tops and Bottle Gourd
Folding Fans with Tassels
[#3018] Folding Fans with Tassels
[#5209] Books Chirashi
[#5227] Decorated Game Boxes
Umbrellas Over Stylized Mist
[#11031] Umbrellas Over Stylized Mist
Fans on Mist
[#16024] Fans on Mist
Fans with Decorative Papers
[#26023] Fans with Decorative Papers
Fish and Bird Toys
[#31004] Fish and Bird Toys
Anchors
[#34053] Anchors
Marked Coins or Tiles
[#40012] stamps
Decorated Game Boxes
[#43069] Decorated Game Boxes
Kites like Noh Characters
[#48024] Kites like Kabuki Characters
Modern Folding Fans
[#29006] Modern Folding Fans
Books Tumbling over Stripes
[#36004] Books Tumbling over Stripes
Rice Bowls with Turtles and Flower Petals
[#36017] Rice Bowls with Turtles and Flower Petals
Large Game Pieces
[#44014] Large Game Pieces
Ikat Fans and Iris
[#31032] Ikat Fans and Iris
Kites like Fans and Birds and Figures
[#52101] Kites like Fans and Birds and Figures
Striped Folding Fans
[#11003] Striped Folding Fans
Wooden Buckets and Morning Glory
[#52084] Wooden Buckets and Morning Glory
Parasols over Stripes
[#52054] Parasols over Stripes
Cards and Bamboo
[#27022] Cards and Bamboo
Flags and bouquets
[#52099] Flags and bouquets
Birds with Baskets in Tree
[#52055] Birds with Baskets in Tree
Tools for Tea Ceremony
[#52069] Tools for Tea Ceremony
Decorated Fan Papers and Books
[#9890226] Decorated Fan Papers and Books
Designers Tools and Cat
[#11008] Designers Tools and Cat
[#5206] Samurai Mouse
Paddles
[#11029] Folded Fans
Rice Paddles and Flower Garlands
[#42014] Rice Paddles and Flower Garlands
Rolled Tatami Mats or Bamboo Screen
[#44020] Rolled Tatami Mats or Bamboo Screen
Samurai Helmets and Rope
[#24017] Samurai Helmets and Rope
Anchors and Sea
[#36011] Anchors and Sea