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1.SERIZAWA Keisuke, artist. SHIKIBA Ryûzaburô, author. MINGEI TO SEIKATSU. Tôkyô, Shôwa 19 [1944]. Privately published by the author and printed in Tôkyô before the disastrous air raids to come. Bound Western-style, 26.8 x 19.0 cm., printed on over 400 pages of wonderful Japanese hand-made paper, with many illustrations by Serizawa. Copy number 32 of the edition of 100 copies. Signed by Shikiba, a noted figure in Mingei folk art circles. The preface notes that this privately printed edition of FOLK ART AND LIFE was made possible by the procurement of the deluxe paper through the good offices of a friend. The "trade" edition which appeared in 1943 had been produced on such bad wartime stock that the Serizawa illustrations had been skipped and are here restored. Aside from a crease on the FFEP, an almost perfect copy, with the original plain dustwrapper, and the publisher's box. Remarkable production from the last days of the War.

$1,250.00 

 

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2.[CREATIVE PRINT MOVEMENT] KAWAKAMI Sumio, artist. SHINDERERA SHUSSE EBANASHI' Tôkyô, Shôwa 18 [1943]. Small, 21.2 x 15 cm., brightly colored and charming version of Cinderella, printed privately for Kawakami in color woodblock as number 88 of ad edition of 200 copies. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, enclosed in the original printed wraparound cover. A perfect copy of this rare item, produced during the war, signed by Kawakami, one of the most important and popular of the creative print artists. As issued.

$1,250.00

 

 

 

 

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3.KAWAKAMI Sumio, artist JIMBUTSU IROHA EGERESU Tokyo: Hangasô, 1935. Small 4to., 25.5 x 18.3 cm, woodcut printed boards and cloth spine. The title of this book could roughly be translated as "an illustrated alphabet of personalities." 26 full page b+w woodcut vignettes, from Admiral to Zeus, accompany a short English and Japanese description on each facing page. A fascinating slice of the Meiji life of Japan in pictures, an era Kawakami returned to again and again in his art. Very clean, without the slipcase. This work was reprinted in the 70's because of its disappearance form the marketplace. An enjoyable work with Kawakami's usual verve. Scarce.

$450.00

 

 

 

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4. SERIZAWA Keisuke. Shinpan EHON DON KIHOUTE. Tôkyô, Gohachi, Shôwa 51 [1976]. Large color stencil printed ehon based on the story of Don Quixote, done as a "new version" 40 years after Serizawa's original version. The scale, the images, all are quite different from the first version. This is number 157 of an edition of only 185 copies and the edition sold out very quickly. A monumental work with 31 full-page illustrations, not counting the preliminaries and finals and the stencil-printed text. the book itself is some 40.3 by 36.5 cm and it is further enclosed in a publisher's decorated wooden box and shipping box as well. With the slim explanatory volume issued with it, thus complete. There is but the faintest of occasional foxing, truly a beautiful work, a masterpiece of post-war Japanese livre d'artiste book production. Signed by Serizawa.

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6. SEKINO Jun'ichirô, artist. RYÔMEN NO KAGAMI. #68 of 182 copies. With many color woodblock illustrations and prints by the great sosaku hanga printmaker, Sekino Jun'ichirô. Signed by the artist. All in the publisher's box and outer paper wrapper. Very fine condition copy of this charming book, done for a child. The carved and printed text is in both Japanese and English.

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7. CHINESE PROPAGANDA POSTERS. CHINESE PROPAGANDA POSTERS. Twelve in all, 20 3/4"x 29 3/4". $200.00 each:

a. Two Men shaking hands. Mounted on foam core with wooden wall mount affixed to back.

b. Boat tug of war.Mounted on foam core with wooden wall mount affixed to back.

c. Street scene. Mounted on foam core with wooden wall mount affixed to back.

d. Rural scene. Mounted on foam core with wooden wall mount affixed to back.

e. Boy playing drum in foreground. Mounted on foam core with wooden wall mount affixed to back.

f. Three young people with flowers. Mounted on foam core with wooden wall mount affixed to back.

g. Man with wrench. Not mounted.

h. Worker with sledge hammer removing shirt. Not mounted.

i. Hay bale race. Not mounted.

j. Swimming in river. Not mounted.

k. Bicycle repair. Not mounted.

l. Two women taking a break. Not mounted.

m. Diving off foot bridge into river.Not mounted. 

 
 

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8.[FAN DESIGN ALBUM] TANAKA Tôshû. UCHIWA-CHÔ. Another example of the fan sample genre. Here there are 55 color woodblock printed square designs, each 23 x 23.5 cm, in ribbon-bound printed cardboard covers with a printed paper title label. The designs are by the designer, Tanaka Tôshû, and the album seems to have been commissioned by him, as well. Bold designs, undated, but from the 50s or 60s of the last century. In good condition overall.

$650.00

 

 

 

 

 

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9.[STENCIL PRINTING] SERIZAWA Keisuke; YOSHIDA Kogor. KIRISHITAN MONOGATARI. Tôkyô, Gohachi, Shôwa 60 [1985]. Bound Western-style in wrappers, large 26.7 x 26.3 cm album of b+w stencil prints by Serizawa illustrating a brief text by Yoshida, a famous scholar and historian. Pictorial vignettes of the 16th century introduction of Christianity to feudal Japan. One of 200 copies. In about new condition, in the original wraparound cover with a printed paper title label and shipping slipcase.

$450.00

 

 

 

 

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10.ONCHI Koshirô, editor. A set of SHOSÔ Magazine (all but issue 79) 30 volumes. Tokyo, Showa 10-19 [1935-44] Aoi Shobô. [700cc?]. 8vo. in size, wrappers. This set consists of all but one volume of the 31 in magazine format of this, the premier journal dedicated to the book arts and graphics of its day, edited by the foremost artist and book designer, Onchi and filled with graphic and textual contributions by contemporary giants. In the original magazine wrappered covers. Shosô had some 103 numbers, but the majority were published in slender pamphlet format and we have here the more substantial magazines. Very scarce, especially in such an extensive, near complete run of the magazine. Very good condition overall.

$8,500.00  

 

 

 

 

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11.[CREATIVE PRINT MOVEMENT] Sekino Jun'ichirô, arti. YÛREI NO SHO. 1965. Color woodcut prints, in tied printed stencilled cloth over board covers. 15.8 x 13.0 cm. Originally printed in 100 copies in 1950, this is the second edition of 1965, printed by Sekino, himself, and signed by him. This is number 1 of the 200 copies of this edition and thus the most desirable of all the copies. Fine condition in the original box.

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12. [SÔSAKU HANGA] Kawakami Sumio. KAWAKAMI'S HENNA READER. Tôkyô, Shôwa 9 [1934]. Hangasô. 19.5 x 12.9 cm. String-bound. 15 delightful illustrated English lessons in Kawakami's inimitable visual and textural idiom. Machine printed by Hangasô. Very unusual preWar Kawakami item in fine condition.

$685.00

 

 

 

 

 

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13.[SÔSAKU HANGA] SEKINO Jun'ichirô. GAIYÛ DÔBUTSU HYÔ. Tôkyô 1962. Oblong western-style binding in boards, 18.7 x 26.2 cm. Illustrated with color woodblock prints after Sekino designs throughout. #12 of 250 copies, signed by Sekino. Fine in the original publisher's box with printed paper title label.

$450.00

 

 

 

 

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15. [DESIGN] Hasegawa KEIKA, designer. BIKÔ ZUKAN 2 vols. Aoki Susandô, Ôsaka, Meiji 27 [1894]. 15.4 x 20.8 cm., Oblong, tassel- bound in soft covers printed with the title. With a preface by the noted painter Tomioka Tessai. Printed in color woodblock throughout. A wonderful example of a "design for design's sake" album picturing and naming a plethora of designs: lily pads, an old pond, flower boats, foreign flags, shell designs, the countryside, etc., etc. Here these pictorial themes have been reduced, in some cases abstracted, in the direction of basic forms. There are 100 designs printed on 50 pages. The printing quality is good, the overall condition is very good. Yamada Naosaburô is listed as a sales agent in Kyôto. An interesting early representative of the design revival of the late 19th, early 20th century. Complete, as issued.

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16.[SÔSAKU HANGA] KAWAKAMI Sumio. HIRADO CHIKUSHI. Kawakami Sumio, Shôwa 41 [1966]. Bound Western-style, 23.3 x 18.2 cm. Text and illustrations printed in silver ink on black glossy paper. In unusually good condition as this production usually suffers from flaking of the ink, but this copy does not. This is #31 of a run of 50 copies, signed by Kawakami. In the original tissue and publisher's box. Very fine.

$1,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17. SERIZAWA Keisuke. Nakamura SHOHYÔSHÛ, Moriguchi Tarô, 1956. Small oblong album with 33 mounted color stencil printed bookplates, created for Mr. Nakamura by Serizawa. One of 50 copies, 16.5 x 19.1 cm. A very unusual Serizawa item, very fine in a very slightly edgeworn printed paper sleeve.

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18.[CREATIVE PRINT MOVEMENT] SARASHINA Genzô, poet & KAWAKAMI Sumio, printmaker. KAPPA-DÔ. Tôkyô, Sancha-shobô. Shôwa 53 [1978]. #188 of 200 copies. Bound western-style, printed on Japanese paper, 25.3 x 17.3 cm., with printed washi paper dustwrapper and the original printed box. Lovely poetry book, illustrated with 12 color woodblock prints by Kawakami. Signed by Sarashina. About fine condition throughout, with the original announcement postcard laid- in.

$475.00

 

 

 

 

 

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19. [EHON] Nishikawa SUKENOBU. EHON CHIYOMI GUSA. 3 vols. Original title labels [original? covers], Kyôto, Hishiya Jihei, Hôreki 5 [1755]. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji, ôhon, 26.0 x 19.0 cm. Sukenobu's classic compendium of images of women in Kyôto. His lifelong interest in women and their costume is demonstrated in this work. Originally published in the 1740's [Gembun era], this copy is still quite fresh. That said, there are stains and some contemporary handcoloring (the coloring is not unskillful). Overall, a very important work of the ukiyo-e school, Priced with an eye to its faults. In a custom clasped chitsu case.

$2,850.00

 

 

 

 

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22.[DESIGN] Kamisaka Yoshitaka [SEKKA]. Bekkô Kyôzome MIYAKO NO OMOKAGE. Kyôto, Tanaka Jihei [BUNKYUDO], Meiji 23 [1890]. 23.7 x 16.7 cm, string-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Design-printed paper covers, printed title label. 54 pages of color-printed designs for kimonos. This appears to be the first separate work containing the designs of Kamisaka Yoshitaka, later to be known as Sekka, published when he was but 24 years old. Sekka was, of course, the greatest representative of the Neo-Rimpa style and its progenitor, and has to be considered one of the greatest designers of the 20th century in Japan and the world. This earliest of his works is extremely scarce. In very good impression and colors, some cover wear and the title label is chipped. In a custom clasped chitsu case.

$2,750.00

 

 

 

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23. [EHON] Yamaguchi SOKEN, artist. SOKEN SANSUI GAFU. Heian [Kyoto]: Bunka 15 [1818]. 2 volumes, 26.1 x 18.7 cm, patterned paper covers, original printed title slips, bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. The covers and slips are quite fresh. See Mitchell, p.499., has Sôken's seal on the colophon page and the publishing information on the inside back cover, as in the Mitchell copy. An early printing. See also Hillier, volume one, pp.537-9. Very good condition overall. A handsome and important book of landscapes printed with great elegance. Soken was one of Maruyama Ôkyô's greatest disciples. 2 vols., complete in a custom clasped chitsu case..

$2,500.00

 

 

 

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24.[DESIGN] ASAI Chû. MOKUGO ZUAN SHU. Kyoto: Unsôdô, Meiji 41 [1908]. Printed paper covers over boards, tassel bound. This tall 4to sized volume (36.5 x 25 cm) is a wonderful deluxe compendium of Asai's design work. Asai is famous as one of the most important Japanese Western-style oil painters of the the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but his design work, as well, was at the forefront of the international design revolution of his day. In the early years of this century after his return from several years in France and before his premature death in 1907, Asai taught design and painting in Kyoto and influenced some of the most important Japanese artists of the later 20th century. This work, published posthumously by his friends, is masterfully printed by Unsodo and includes 24 pages of color woodblock prints after his designs and 41 pages of collotypes. This copy is in lovely condition throughout. Though it went through several printings early in this century, of which this is the first, it has become quite a scarce book. Complete, as issued, in the publisher's grasscloth chitsu clasped case, the case has failing hinges.

$3,250.00

  

 

 

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26. ONCHI Kôshiro. HAKUBUTSUSHI Zuihitsu Shashin. Tokyo, Genkôsha, Shôwa 17 [1942], 1 of 1500cc, Cloth, printed in silver ink, 27.0 x 19.4 cm. Very unusual work by Onchi, combining his written thought on natural forms with reproductions of his photography (depicting plants, insects, animals). An interesting and scarce title, this copy is internally very good, but without its dust-wrapper or slipcase, and with a slightly worn and soiled cover. It is priced accordingly, [Urawa, p.51]

$425.00

 

 

 

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27.KAWAKAMI Sumio, artist JIMBUTSU IROHA EGERESU Tokyo: Ryûseikaku, Shôwa 26 [1951]. 18.5 x 13.2 cm. Reduced offset version of the original edition done in woodcut in 1935. Printed boards in a printed clamshell publisher's box. One of 1000 copies, signed by Kawakami. Western bound. The title of this book could roughly be translated as "an illustrated alphabet of personalities." 26 full page b+w woodcut vignettes, from Admiral to Zeus, accompany a short English and Japanese description on each facing page. A fascinating slice of the Meiji life of Japan in pictures, an era Kawakami returned to again and again in his art. Very clean. An enjoyable work with Kawakami's usual verve.

$285.00

 

 

   

 

 

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29.[MIMEOGRAPH/STENCIL ART] Wakayama Yasôji, poet and artist. Bôchû Kanpon Sono ni, ESASHI NO SHIGEJIRÔ, ANI. Tôkyô, Seiensô. 1971. #81 of 150 copies, signed by Wakayama. Small western-bound half leather and printed cloth volume, illustrated by Wakayama in his own technique of stencil art, named kôhan. 12 x 13 cm. 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. The second of the series, roughly translated as "Books done for fun during a hectic life" It is a fictional record of an exchange of letters with an older brother in Esashi. It is in excellent condition throughout, in the original decorative box and the outer publisher's shipping box, as well.

$550.00

 

 

 

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30.[MIMEOGRAPH/STENCIL ART] Wakayama Yasôji, poet and artist. Bôchû Kanpon Sono ichi, GIN NO SHIMA Chizu Hensenki. Tôkyô, Seiensô. Shôwa 45 [1970]. One of 150 copies, signed by Wakayama. Small western-bound quarter leather and printed paper volume, illustrated by Wakayama in his own technique of stencil art, named kôhan. 12.3 x 13.4 cm. 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. The first of the series, roughly translated as "Books done for fun during a hectic life" It explores the 16th century as foreigners drew close to Japan, the silver islands, in their efforts to complete the map of the world. It is in excellent condition throughout, in the original decorative box and the outer publisher's shipping box, as well.

$450.00  

 

 

 

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31.SEKINO Jun'ichirô, artist. YUKIGUNI. Tôkyô, Privately self printed by Sekino, Shôwa 26 [1951]. 16.0 x 11.6 cm. #3 of 100 copies. Bound western-style in printed boards and quarter leather, all in the original printed box. Bucolic little prints on the theme of "Snow Country". Signed by Sekino. Fine condition.

$750.00

 

 

 

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32.[AVANT GARDE] UMEHARA Hokumei, et al. BUNGEI SHIJO Vol.3 #6. Wrappers, 21.7 x 15 cm. Tokyo, Shôwa 2 [1927] First published in November of 1925, this issue of June 1927 unleashed its mordant humor on the literary world of Japan. The cover is a study all on its own, with the cockamamie orthography and inside jokes of the avant garde. The contents in this case celebrate the 250 year anniversary of Yaoya Oshichi, a girl of 16 burned at the stake in the 17th century whose tragic story was picked up by Saikaku at the time and became an important jôruri and kabuki theme thereafter. Besides that emphasis the notes run the gamut from literary gossip to the latest on Russian and European art and literary movements and theorists. At first solidly left wing and immersed in the avant- garde, the magazine lasted for 19 issues, into later in 1927, when Umehara took his interests into even more scandalous avenues and began publishing GROTESQUE magazine, the heart of the ero-guro movement. This copy of the BUNGEI SHIJO is very good overall.

$225.00

 

 

 

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33.KAWAKAMI Sumio, artist. RIREKISHO, Gohachi (Seiensô), Shôwa 45 [1970]. Oblong western-bound book, 16.7 x 20.0 cm. #28 of 100 copies, signed by Kawakami, with many hand-colored illustrations in this, his "RESUME". A charming book in Kawakami's distinctive style. Fine in the original shipping box and inner clamshell. Uncommon.

$1,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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34.SERIZAWA Keisuke, artist. KATAZOME RINBYÔ, 2 vols. Tôkyô, Gohachi. #134 of 230 copies. 2 folding albums, 18.2 x 15.0 cm., 81 wonderful colored stencil designs, formatted to a size and shape appropriate to matchbox covers. Serizawa again illustrates his skills in design. In perfect condition, in the original clasped clamshell box and outer publisher's box.

$650.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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36.OKAMURA Kichiemon, artist. SAITORO-SASHI NO UTA. Privately printed. Shôwa 36 [1961]. 30.4 x 19.6 cm. Includes an english- language pamphlet with a translation of the text, produced by Far Eastern Booksellers of Tôkyô in 1961. The work, printed in stencil in color on handmade paper is string-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Okamura was Serizawa's most important student and excelled at producing compelling livre d'artiste in the early post- War years. Very fine in the original publisher's wraparound case.

$850.00 

 

 

 

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37.SERIZAWA Keisuke, artist. OKINAWA FÛBUTSU. Shôwa 23 [1948] Hors Commerce, privately printed. An orihon folding album, 26.8 x 21.0 cm. One of 150 copies printed. Katazome stencil, capturing the color and creativity of traditional Okinawan "bingata". A testament dedicated to the culture of Okinawa, which had suffered unimaginable destruction just 3 years before at the end of the war. In near perfect condition, in the original wraparound case with printed paper title label. Very unusual.

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38.KAWAKAMI Sumio, artist. PAN TO NINFU. Privately printed #3 of 40 copies. Ribbon-bound in printed covers, 18.1 x 13.6 cm. Wonderful images printed on black paper, enclosed in a gold wraparound with printed paper label. One of Kawakami's scarcest and most desirable works, here in excellent original condition.

$1,600.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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39.BUBNOVA, Vavara - illustrator. DON HUAN. Tôkyô, Hanga-sô, Shôwa 10 [1935]. Octavo sized volume, bound, western-style in printed wrappers, all in a printed slipcase. This 19th century work by Pushkin is here translated into Japanese by Komekawa Masao and illustrated by the important Russian artist Bubnova. Published by the art publisher, Hanga-sô. About fine. Very unusual.

$450.00

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

40.[DESIGN]. Yamanaka Kichirôbei. MOYÔ HINAGATA MIYAKO NO NISHIKI 3 volsÔsaka & Tôkyô, Meiji 19 [1886]. 25.2 x 18.5 cm., string- bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. As Dr. Scott Johnson explained in his extensive work on the world of Kyôto design books, Yamanaka Kichirôbei might be described as the pioneer of the late 19th century rebirth of design book publication. In this and his NANIWA NO UME, also published in 1886, Yamanaka reprinted a kimono design pattern book from the 18th century, with the addition of new color blocks to enhance the effect. He was anticipating an interest in Design for textiles which would soon emerge full blown with the printing firms of firstly Tanaka Jihei and soon thereafter the independent design print shops run by the brothers behind Unsôdô and Unkindô, that would revolutionize the field. This copy of the full set is in good condition internally, with a bit of soiling to the covers, which have intact title labels. All enclosed in a custom clasped chitsu case. By no means common.

$3,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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41.[SÔSAKU HANGA] OKAMURA Kichiemon, artist. IYOMANTE Kuma Matsuri AINU. A privately printed portfolio with a printed paper title label. 35.2 x 30.1 cm. Each of the 5 b+w woodblocks prints on washi is signed and sealed by Okamura, the group is further dated to 1958 and has a woodblock printed title page. One of 100 copies printed by Okamura. Well-printed depiction of the bear festival held in Ainu country. Very unusual.

$1,250.00

 

 

 

 

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42.[JAPANESE CINEMA] Tôkyô Bebi-shinema Kurabu. BABY CINEMA BEBI-SHINEMA Vol.3 [12 issues] 1930 Tôkyô, Shôwa 5 [1930] all 12 issues are in good or better condition, three have a cover with a lovely graphic of the Chrysler Building in NYC, a Deco masterpiece at that point the tallest skyscraper in the world.

$975.00

 

 

 

 

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43.[EXHIBITION CATALOGUE] Asahi Shinbunsha. Shûkan Asahi Rinjisôkan NIKA GASHÛ. Ôsaka. Shôwa 10 [1935]. Folio-sized western-bound wrappered volume, 38.1 x 26.3cm, a full exhibition list with many b+w illustrations. Very slight edgewear, very good condition of this, the 22nd illustrated catalogue of the NIKA group show.

$185.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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44.[PREWAR STYLE] Asahi Shinbunsha. SHÛMI NO KINDAI-SÔ. Tôkyô, Shôwa 5 [1930]. Decorated western-style wrappers. 8vo. in size. 366pp+. Many illustrations integrated with the text. This summary of RECENT STYLE TRENDS has a multitude of essays written about everything from modern art to the maintenance of hamsters as pets. A useful and intimate guide to the lives of the western-influenced urban Japanese in the years before the turn to nativism. Near fine condition - amazing avant-garde cover patterning.

  $250.00

 

 

 

 

 

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45.ONCHI Koshirô, editor. SHOSO 25. Tokyo, Vol.5 #1, April, Showa 12 [1937]. Aoi Shobô. Ltd. edition, out of series,[700cc?] 8vo. in size, wrappers. The 25th issue of SHOSO magazine, the premier journal dedicated to the book arts of its day. Very scarce. With an original woodblock print by Azechi Umetarô and an article by Kitasono Katsue on one of his own livre d'artiste, NATSU NO TEGAMI, etc. Very good overall.

$225.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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46.[AVANT GARDE] KANBARA Tai. SHINKÔ GEIJUTSU NO HÔKA. Tôkyô, Chuô Bijutsu-sha, Taishô 15 [1926]. Small 8vo in size, western- style in decorated wrappers. Inscribed by the author, Kanbara, as such. Near fine. Kanbara was early on one of the most important members of the avant garde in Japan and was an early proponent of Futurism, being a schoolboy correspondent of Marinetti. This volume contains interesting information by him about "AKUSHON", the movement formed by Koga Harue, which Kanbara had just joined. Overall in near fine condition.

$550.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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47.ONCHI Koshirô, editor. SHOSO 16. Tokyo, Vol.3 #4, August Showa 11 [1936]. Aoi Shobô. Ltd. edition, out of series,[700cc?] 8vo. in size, wrappers. SHOSO magazine was the premier journal dedicated to the book arts of its day. This is the special issue on illustration for poetry collections. Very scarce. Very good overall.

$265.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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50.Kawabata GYOKUSHÔ, artist. [NÔ KYÔGEN GASHÛ]. Fukuendô, Meiji 15 [1882], the title slip is missing. An orihon folding album, 17.6 x 12.1 cm, bound in cloth. There are 19 double page color woodblock printed images of scenes from Nô and Kyôgen drama. Each scene is identified. Early Meiji era printing in saturated colors, an early work by Gyokushô. Overall very good condition.

$650.00