[MIMEOGRAPH/STENCIL ART] Wakayama Yasôji, artist. TENSAI NO MATSURI. Tôkyô, Seiensô. Shôwa 40 [1965]. Number 6 of 85 of 150cc. [special edition], signed by Wakayama. Western-bound volume of "fables for adults", illustrated by Wakayama in his own technique of stencil art, named kôhan. 24.7 x 19 cm. There is an interesting kôhan pattern on the covers, enclosed in a cloth covered box and outer shipping box. The fine art printmaking technique of kôhan was developed in 1941 by Wakayama [1903-83], a close associate of Onchi Kôshirô. He was an enormously prolific single sheet printmaker using color woodblock and kôhan, but this charming little volume is one of his scarce and wonderful artist' books. It is in excellent condition throughout.
$475.00