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Kairo - One Hundred Patterns of Waves

Kairo - One Hundred Patterns of Waves

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Kairo - One Hundred Patterns of Waves

by DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA, Artist

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About This Item

Teramachi Nijo, Kyoto, Japan : Yamada Unsodo (37) pages held together with 2 brads top end. 35 pages with tissue guards over multiple lovely woodblock prints, either 96 or 102 depending on how one repeated image is counted. With an additional full page black and silver woodblock print on rice paper (9" x 12 1/2") laid in. No date (in English) , circa 1902-1905. Laid into original folio black paper covered boards printed in silver Art Deco design, with title, artist and publisher printed in English front and back. Front and back pages printed in Japanese. Very Good, cloth at spine torn at top and bottom edges, rubbing to boards at edges. Some tissue guards creased or torn, the woodblock prints are all bright and Fine. Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) was aan important early 20th c. Japanese artist, known as the father of modern Japanese design and the last great master of the Rinpa traditional school of art. RARE, one copy found in current commerce ( lacking the additional woodblock print) and 8 copies found at WorldCat. . First Edition. Pictorial Paper Covered Boards. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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Kairo - One Hundred Patterns of Waves
DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA, Artist
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Yamada Unsodo
Place of Publication
Teramachi Nijo, Kyoto, Japan
Folio - over 12" - 15"
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