Book: Sumitani Koichiro, Lacquer of Sanuki, 2005
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Sumitani Koichiro, Lacquer of Sanuki ľ
the roots of the craft empire, Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2005.
395 pp., 26 x 18.5 cm. Paper. Japanese text, English captions. 200 ills., 156 colour plates.
A lavishly illustrated overview of a variety of Japanese lacquer objects produced on the island of Shikoku, Kagawa prefecture. Colour illustrations present brilliantly carved lacquer objects decorated in the striking black and red sanuki technique, other objects and screens are decorated in the kinma technique, imported from Burma (today Myanmar) in the 17th century. Shown are also colourful incised zonsei lacquers. Many reading helps (furigana) for names, techniques, etc., found throughout the text.
Illustrations of works by such craftsmen as (in alphabetical order): Akashi Bokkei, works dated from 1947 to1990, Bunkid˘ Kokusai, brother of Tamakaji Z˘koku, Bunkid˘ Ransai (kinma, zonsai), Got˘ Tahei, 1913, Ishii Keid˘ (Sakamoto Sessai), 1926 ľ 1933, Isoi Joshin, kinma, carved lacquer,1922, 1933, 1946, 1959, Isoi Masami, 1964, 1974, 1988, 1994, Kagawa S˘seki, 1946, 1955, Kamada Kad˘, 1941 - 1945, Kitahara Senroku, 1927, 1934, Kubota Tsune, 1982, Manago Jitsuya, 1967, Mori Z˘d˘, 1931, Takahashi Kanzan, 1920, Takagi Yoshitsugu, 1922, Sasa Chikusen, 1951, Tamakaji Z˘koku, works dated from 1839 to 1854, Tamakaji T˘sha, works dated from 1881 to 1895, Tanizawa Fujimatsu, 1933 ľ 1941, ďnishi Tadao, 1955 ľ 1963, ďshima Tadashi, 1957, ďta Hitoshi, 1983 ľ 1998, Otomaru K˘d˘, 1924, 1929, 1934, 1975.
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