Ikebana Manuscript with Hand-Drawn and Coloured Arrangements Ikenobo School
Lovely manuscript containing 24 hand-drawn and hand-coloured Ikenobo school floral arrangements along with one line drawing showing the names of each part of an arrangement. The Ikenobo school was founded in the 15th century in Kyoto and is the oldest and largest of the Japanese schools of ikebana. Two dates are mentioned in the manuscript, the most recent being Kansei 10 (1798) so this would date the manuscript to the early 1800s.
Written by Fukunaga Senbo. c1800. 36pp. 27.3 x 19.7cm.
In good condition. Wear to covers and minor wear inside. Lower corners a little darkened. Four pages have a pink spot at the top. Old owner's name of Ito Shintaro and an address in Shiga prefecture is written inside the rear cover. m32070603