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SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI by  artist [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu - 1946 - from Boston Book Company (SKU: 83430)

SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI

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SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI

by [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist

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1946. [SKETCH TOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist. SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI. Kyoto, Kanao Bun'endô, publisher. Shôwa 21 [1946]. Oblong folio of ôban size woodblock prints after designs by Hiromitsu, detailing the famous pilgrimage sites (and sights) in western Japan. The blocks were cut by Okada Seijirô and the printers were Nishimura Kumakichi and Takagi Kiyomitsu. This portfolio project was initially completed and printed in 1925. This edition, printed from the same blocks at the very end of Kanao's life, was obviously issued as a companion piece to the THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF OSAKA, which Kanao also published in 1946. The colors of the original 1925 edition were quite a bit more light and "crumbly" than the bolder colors used in this printing, which accord with that used in the Osaka series. (I personally like this bolder approach to Hiromitsu's work.) There are eleven color woodblock printed preliminary pages, a table of contents page, 37 pilgrimage views, a final portrait of Hiromitsu by an artist friend, and eleven typeset caption pages, explaining the pilgrimage sites, (in Japanese). A lovely and very important series of images, produced by the most important publisher of the "sketchtour" genre. A set in very nice condition, bound into the original printed covers (approx. 25 x 36.7 cm). Complete, in a tied chemise case.

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Boston Book Company US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
83430
Title
SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI
Author
[SKETCHTOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Date published
1946

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About Boston Book Company

Established in 1979, Boston Book Company offers rare, scholarly books in all fields. Our areas of particular expertise: children's books, photographica, Americana, historical archives, women's books, color plate books, early maps and atlases, sets and fine bindings, American and British literature, Japanese woodblock print books from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, travel and exploration, and scholarly books about Japan and Asia. We buy and sell books in all these categories.

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