On Hokusai's Daily Exorcisms edited and published by Murayama Shungo
[Japan] Large, fascinating book containing a selection of 88 sketches of lions (actually shishi - Chinese lions) drawn by Hokusai in the 1840s. He drew one every day for almost a year. A total of 219 sketches were given to a man named Miyamoto who had been promised a painting by Hokusai years earlier. Hokusai was so busy he was unable to keep his promise so his daughter suggested giving the sketches to Miyamoto instead of the promised painting and they were happily accepted. Photographed by Ogawa Kazumasa. Inscribed to Henry J. Pfungst (1844-1917) by Japanese art scholar/dealer Hiromichi Shugio (1853-1927) and K. Koume who visited Pfungst at his home in 1910 to view his collection of Gainsborough drawings.
Tokyo. The Kokka Publishing Company. 1906.
pp. 8, 4, 88 (printed one side only)  + large 8-page booklet in English (inserted loosely at beginning as issued). 32.5 x 23.8cm
In very good condition. Silk covering with minor age wear. Boards a little weak at folding point. String binding on English booklet a little loose. Internally very good. b33060983