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Japanese Art Books & Ephemera
An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'New Blades.' This collection is the stamping of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Edo period and is equivalent to the sword of the Meiji era and later called "modern sword.". It follows up on the older collections of blade writings which summarized the accumulated knowledge of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Muromachi period. After the... Read more
A rare, hand-made book on silk-stitched, creped wraps of famous Japanese fairy tales! This traditional tale, 'The Silly Jelly-Fish', is an illustrated woodblock book telling the tale a great Dragon Queen, her fateful illness, and her cure by eating a monkey liver – a task that only the King's Jelly-Fish could handle!
This volume is numbered no. 13 in a series of 'Antique Japanese Fairy Tales'.
Item number: #6978
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A rare, hand-made book on silk-stitched, creped wraps of famous Japanese fairy tales! This traditional tale, 'The Wonderful Tea Kettle', is an illustrated woodblock book telling the tale of an old priest and his desire to lead the Chanoyu ceremony. While in meditation, his tea kettle began to shake and out of it came a badger!
This volume is numbered no. 16 in a series of 'Antique Japanese Fairy Tales'.
Item number: #6980... Read more
An interesting 19th century woodblock-print of 'Flower Arrangement.' This collection of writings is can also be written as "Ikebana Sakugaku". Ikebana is known as a general beginner introductory manual to flower arrangements. It is a description on the culture of flowers and the arrangement of bouquets in ten illustrated volumes. This handbook is useful for general knowledge and techniques of arranging and caring for various... Read more