All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Manuscripts : Pre 1910 item #1334181 (stock #695)
hotoke antiques
$150.00


According to this handmade dictionary, this Japanese apprentice (Tokuhei Sakaiya) quoted to study Kanji Chinese character from newspapers, and had been using it in his work place (Rinkichi Matsumoto general store, Mibu-cho, Shimotsuka, Tochigi prefecture) during the time he was 12 to 19 years old in Meiji period, 1897-1904. Real mingei calligraphy as a story of a boy. 194pp. approx...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Manuscripts : Pre 1900 item #1333815 (stock #680)
hotoke antiques
$100.00


Handmade calligraphy copybook for how to read and write Chinese characters (kanji) of daily necessities including typical Japanese names and household goods, with the owner's name, Yoshimatsu Oshiro in Kawaguchi village, Yamagata prefecture. Meiji 24 (1891). 'Furigana' (kana syllables written beside Chinese characters to aid in reading) in Yamagata dialect as unusual highlight and as quite a local aesthetic reality. 36pp. approx...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Manuscripts : Pre 1492 item #1204060 (stock #8462)
A 15th Century French Medieval Period "Book of the Hours" illuminated folio or page on velum (both front & back of page shown), brilliantly colorful hand painted and gold leaf boarder & capital lettering. School of maitre Francoise, c. 1470. Custom matted and gold leaf, double glazed frame. Dimensions: 10 1/2" H x 8 4/3" W Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax...