Chudo Ken - Views Within and Outside Chew-Doh-Ken Photo book of Tudor-style House in Kyoto
Fascinating and comprehensive book containing 31 tipped-in gelatin photos showing this amazing house that still stands in Kyoto and is known as the Daimaru Villa. The Tudor-style house was designed by William Merrell Vories for the Shimomura family, who established Daimaru in 1717. 'Chudo' (pronounced 'Chew Doh') being the closest way in Japanese to say 'Tudor' and 'Ken' meaning 'House'. The album is bound in leather and preface is dated 1932.
2-page preface, 31 photos (one to a page), each with printed tissue guard. 21.8 x 27.8cm.
In good condition. Covers worn and front cover splitting (but this is repairable at cost). Most photos very good but some with discolouration at edges. Binding and rear cover also worn. Some tissue guards torn with loss, and one missing. nb32060023