[MIMEOGRAPH/STENCIL ART] Wakayama Yasôji, poet and artist. KAENAI KIMONO, Tôkyô, Seiensô. Shôwa 36 [1961]. one of 200 copies, signed by Wakayama. Small western-bound full leather volume of poems, illustrated by Wakayama in his own technique of stencil art, named kôhan. 10.5 x 9 cm. There is an inset kôhan illustration on the front board and there are 15 pages of illustrations, each facing a kôhan printed poem by Wakayama. 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, in the original decorative box and the outer publisher's shipping box, as well.
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