Ashide e Uta awase. 2 volumes

YAMAOKA, Chinpei. Ashide-e Uta awase. [Ashide Art combined with Poems]. 2 volumes, each with 24 leaves with mounted colour woodblock prints. Folio, 320 x 480 mm., publisher's silk over boards, in a new chitsu case, preserving the original label. Kyoto: Happodo, 1938.

A spectacular example of Japanese bookmaking containing exquisitely 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. rare, with no listing on OCLC.

Item nr. 165407
Price: $3,500.00

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