Woodblock Printed Book of Takarabune (Mythical Treasure Ships) Edited by Inoue Kazuo
[Japan] Lovely folding book (orihon) containing 50 woodblock prints of various designs of Japanese takarabune which are then described at the end of the book. Many are coloured as issued. Images of the treasure ships are usually seen at New Year in Japan for good luck. A second volume was published three years later in 1922. This is the first volume only.
Tokyo. Isetatsu Shoten. 1919.
62pp. 17.7 x 24.8cm.
In very good condition. Covers a little worn and curved. Internally very good. b33040894