KAWARASAKI, Kodo. Takara Zukushi. [Symbols of Treasure]. 2 volumes. Each volume with 13 leaves, including 24 woodcut illustrations, of which 12 are in colour, on double leaves folded accordion style (orihon). Oblong folio, 260 x 385 mm., bound in publisher's illustrated boards, in a new chitsu case. Kyoto: Unsodo, 1935.
A superb example of colour woodblock printing used to produce a typical Japanese design portfolio. Unsodo is the name of a large Japanese publishing company with branches in both Tokyo and Kyoto. Founded in 1891, this company is still in existence today. From the 1890s through the 1930s, the Unsodo publishing house was involved in printing high quality pattern books for various crafts including textiles and lacquer.
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