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Japanese Art Books & Ephemera
A rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints of ancient Japanese Carpentry. This particular volume is a supplement to the 'Courtyard Implements Pattern Book' to give further instructions so lay carpenters on how and what to add to make the courtyards of the Lords as well as commoners more prestigious.
"Courtyard Implements Pattern Book, Supplemented" (Kotsubo kiku tsuika 小坪規矩 追加) …. this book was directed at... Read more
A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3) and has since become a landmark Japanese dictionary of Buddhist iconography. Hundreds of black-and-white drawings, with deities classified into categories based on function and attributes. The 'Butsuzou Zui' is responsible for the dissemination of the... Read more
An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'New Blade Maker's List.' This collection is the stamping of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Edo period and is equivalent to the sword of the Meiji era and later called "modern sword.". It follows up on the older collections of blade writings which summarized the accumulated knowledge of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Muromachi period.... Read more
An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'Guidebook to Old Edo.' "Edosunago" is a magazine of the topography and guidebook of the Edo area written by Kikuoka Senryo, a haiku scholar. These nine volumes describe the area around the outer edges of Edo, Asakusa, Imado, and Sanya, Koishikawa, Shibuya and much more. It also describes the history of shrines and temples and famous places around Fukagawa, Honjo and Kokufudai.... Read more
Complete in 3 volumes, with 66 pages with 56 color plates in vol. 1, 54 pages with 33 color plates in vol. 2,... Read more
A rare, 17th century woodblock print collection bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "bound-pocket," or "pouch" binding)" style (Keio). The text gives kanji (Chinese characters), and Japanese pronunciation in katakana on the right to help Japanese readers.
This rare, 1699 set is an early history of the Western Chinese Han Dynasty! The Han Dynasty was one of the longest of China's major dynasties. In terms of power... Read more
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An interesting Meiji era handwritten print of a Sketch Style instructional book, 'Ryakugashiki' by Kitao Masayoshi. Masayoshi was a pupil of Kitao Shigemasa and worked as an ukiyo-e artist under the name Kitao Masayoshi, until he became the official painter to the daimyo of Tsuyama in 1794 and worked in the Kano style using the name Kuwagata Keisai. During his time as an 'Ukiyo-e' artist, Kitao Masayoshi produced novelette... Read more