This is a set of 5woodblock printed book " Shuga Hyakudai ", One Hundred Educational Pictures by Gyokusho Kawabata ( 1842-1913) ,
published by Unsodo in Kyoto , originally made in Meiji and this is dated Showa 50 ( 1975 ).
Each volume has 12 Orihon, double folded 60 illustrations in Shijo style in color. It comes in a hard case. Great reference to learn Japanese art.
There are some patina, some writings including 10 pages with small circles written by pen on the corners and sligh ...click for details
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