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YAMAMOTO, SEKKEI: - Shin Gosho moy› (Imperial Decoration). Five volumes. Kyoto, Uns›d›, Showa 8-9 (1933-4).

. Folio (27 x 41 cm). A complete set of Sekkei's impressive work of Imperial designs. Contains 125 woodblock illustrations (12 x 29.5 cm), opposite pages with fine outline illustrations and Japanese captions. Accordion folded. Original silk decorated boards, in different colours, with printed title label, some minor stain (more to the second volume). Housed in the original paper folders with title labels, publisher's stamps and labels, cotton ties, worn.An impressive work with colourful designs depicting flowers, plants, artefacts, birds, butterflies, etc. Protected by tissue guards (a few missing). Some browning to the paper, mainly offsetting from the guards, gold and silver sprinkles have oxidised. Seems rare, no complete copies at OCLC. Yamamoto Sekkei, renowned artist in Kyoto who practised the traditional art dyeing technique Yûzen and taught Kawarazaki Kodo and others. Yûzen, which originated in the 17th century, is a process using stencils to transfer a design on to fabric, colours added layer by layer inside outlines.
EUR 2600.00 [Appr.: US$ 2800.2 | £UK 2289.75 | JP¥ 366033] Book number 121224

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