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Hand drawn Illustrated Album by Hikita Uryu

Impressive album depicting characters from Japanese legends

Hand drawn Illustrated Album by Hikita Uryu Impressive album depicting characters from Japanese legends

Hand drawn Illustrated Album by Hikita Uryu Impressive album depicting characters from Japanese legends

Very little is known about Hikita Uryu who appears to have been active from around 1820-1840. His birth and death dates are unknown but he was apparently based in Kyoto, where this album was found. Each illustration is signed 'Uryu' and stamped. Includes depictions of the 7 Gods of Fortune and Urashima Taro.

 

Japanese accordion style binding.

 

30.7 x 16.5cm. 54 double page hand drawn and coloured diptychs.

 

In very good condition. Covers with wear. Internally a few stray marks. A few pages starting to separate near the end of the album. A few tiny worm holes affecting a few pages towards the end of the album.

 

b30060100

Hand drawn Illustrated Album by Hikita Uryu

Price: ¥237,600




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