Imperial Manuscript of Ceremonial Food Offerings with superb hand drawn and coloured illustrations
Fascinating manuscript showing the offerings made for 'gosekku' the five annual imperial court ceremonies traditionally held on January 1, March 3, May 5, July 7 and September 9. Also depicted are the screens that would be used to divide large rooms into areas for privacy.
No author/place. No date (c.1780-1820)
34pp. 30 x 20.4cm.
In very good condition. No worming. Covers with wear (rear cover with some loss to outer covering). Internally very good with only minor age wear, darkening to lower corners, and a few stray marks.