NAKAYAMA, Masataka. Kasuri Shunju. Double-page title. Illustrated with 24 pages of colour woodblock plates, each with two images. Folio, 300 x 220, bound in publisher's silk over boards, in a new folding chitsu case. Kyoto: Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi, 1939.
This is one volume of a multi-volume set of textile designs. This one on Kasuri, a traditional textile, which is the specialty of the Iyo region in Ehime Prefecture. The Japanese verb "kasuru" means to gently touch something, which is where the name "kasuri" comes from because the pattern in the fabric looks like it has been lightly touched. Kasuri is a craft that has an ancient and well-beloved tradition behind it in the Iyo region and there are many different varieties.
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