A set of 3 woodblock printed books " Hamon-shu" is a collection of the different types of waves by Yuzan Mori, published by Unsodo of Kyoto and dated Meiji 36 (1903) to use as reference book for kimono patterns and other various styles of dyeing fabrics . These 3 books have nothing but waves, so they are perfect to use as design reference tools. Each book has 25 pages. There are slight stains, some light bleed through and wear along the edges , but all designs are in very good conditi ...click for details
This is a set of woodblock print books , Vol. 1 and 2 " Shineyo Ranmashu , Design of transom collections by Sukeji Hirahara dated Showa 7 ( 1932 ) published by Taemon Tanaka in Osaka.
( original books were published in Meiji ) . Vol. 1 consists of 21 and vol. 2 consists of 27 folded pages filled with interesting architectural designs .There are some patina.
9" H x 6 " W x 0.25" Thick ( 22.9 cm H x 15.2 cm W x 0.6 cm Thick )
This is a set of colored woodblock printed card game , Hyakunin Isshu dated 1920-1940s.
Hyakunin Isshu consisits of 200 cards, one hundred cards which are called Yomifuda have pictures and writings of Japanese poems , waka. The other hundred called Torifuda have the final verse of the waka and traditionally, this game is played in the New year by a group of people.
There are complete 100 cards each of Yomifuda and Torifuda and it comes with an original wooden case.There are slight stains and ...click for details
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published by Unsodo in Kyoto , originally made in Meiji and this is dated Showa 50 ( 1975 ).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