Ikebana Manuscript Book in Colour with Hand-Drawn Arrangements by Shogessai Ippo (Ichimine)
Exquisitely hand-drawn, hand-coloured manuscript book of ikebana arrangements. The Japanese title is 'Kakoku Inji' and the author is Shogessai Ippo (or Ichimine) and the artist is Shokinsai Issei. We haven't been able to find any references to them. The book does have condition issues but we decided to buy it because of the quality of the art contained.
70pp. 24.5 x 16.9cm.
In fair condition. The front and rear covers are detached (this can be repaired at cost). There are some short but chunky worm trails affecting almost all pages. Some pages with spotting too so the book may have been damp at some point. Almost all designs are unaffected by any damage so the book would still display nicely. Priced accordingly. b30060153