A set of 3 woodblock print books " Mukashi Watari Sarasa " by Seika Yamaga ( 1885-1981) who was a dyeing and weaving artist in Kyoto , studied under Sekka Kamisaka , published by Unsodo dated Showa 48 ( 1968 ). Original First edition was printed Taisho 6 ( 1917 ) .
They are wood block prints of Japanese fabrics of Sarasa (chintz, printed cotton Japanese) which had its origins in the 16th century and the term is derived from the Portuguese word for calico. It comes with a thick paper ...click for details
A print book titled " Fascinating Features of Fair Japan " published by Japanese government railways in Tokyo Showa 5 ( 1930 ) . It contains 64 pages , one map of Japanese railways . It has various famous places , flowers, cultural and seasonable events, etc. and all are written in English ,so it is easy to understand with great photos.
There are slight stains, and a few tears along the edges.
W 9 " x H 6.125" x 0.5 " D ( W 22.9 cm x H 15.6 cm x D 1.3 cm )
A print book titled " Nihon Kairui Zufu " A collection of Japanese Shells with illustrations in natural colors , third edition, by Shintaro Hirase ( 1884- 1939 ) is published 1934 . He was a Japanese malacologist , well-known scholar specialized in shell and his father, Yoichiro Hirase, (1859-1925) was also a malacologist.
It contains 130 pages of various shells photos and 217 pages with descriptions ( it should have 1360 different shells ) . Some are written in English and it is e ...click for details
Vintage Japanese Myochin Hibachi Chopsticks , made of iron to pick up burning charcoal. They have been turned into Furin, a wind bell/chime , from mid. to late 1900s.
They are made by Muneyuki Myochi, ( 1917 - ) who is the 51st Myochin . The Myochin family has been making some of the best armor historically and have lived in Himeji for many generations.
The Myochin family originally made armor, but eventually as the samurai's time ended ,it was no longer needed and so they started to make ...click for details
This is an collection of katazome designs dated Early Showa ( 1920-1930s ) . The katazome, literally, stencil-dyed papers and this book must be made by somebody collecting designs used for kimono and pasted individual katazome papers onto this thick book.
There are amazing 181 katazome designs which have nature, abstract ( there are 2 designs on women ) and 41 among 181 are designed in kimonoThere are 49 printed pictures which must have been cut off from magazines.
Because of use and how they ...click for details
A print book titled " Fuzoku Yashi " , by Seiu Ito ( 1882-1961 ) is dated Showa 6 (1931) . He was born Hajime Ito in the Asakusa district of Tokyo and started his education in painting by 1890. He later received training in ivory carving, sculpture and eventually adopted the alias Seiu (kanji for words 'clear' and 'rain') at age 13.
At age 34, he started to paint "Seme- e " ( The Illusionary Torture ) using a model named Oyo who later became a lover to Yum ...click for details