YAMAOKA, Chinpei. Ashide e Uta awase (Ashide Art combined with Poems). 2 volumes. Each with 24 mounted colour woodblock prints. Folio. 480 x 320 mm. Publisher's silk over boards, in a new chitsu case, presrving the original label. Kyoto: Happodo, 1938.
A spectacular example of Japanese bookmaking containing exquistely colour woodblock prints depicting poems with accompanying illustrations. The work is a typical example of the popular Japanese art style called Ashide-e, popular during the late Heian period (794-1185), which is a decorative representation of a poem (uta awase). In fine condition.
Item nr. 165407