YAMAMOTO, Sekkei. Shin Gosho Moyo. [Imperial motifs]. Volume 5. Containing 25 pages of full-colour woodblock illustrations and 25 outline illustrations. Folio, 340 x 265 mm, bound in publisher's silk over boards in a new chitsu case preserving the original label. Tokyo: Unsodo, 1933.
A volume of the set of Shin-gosho-moyo, Imperial Motifs, by Yamamoto Sekka, a Yuzen artists in Kyoto. A superb example of Japanese bookmaking at its finest, with the delicate outline plates a counterpoint to the brilliantly printed colour woodcuts. 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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