Shiki Nishiki - Stunning Large Format Design Book by Shimomura Tamahiro
[Japan] One of the hardest to find and most stunning woodblock printed design books ever published. The designs are amazingly modern and so Japanese at the same time. Shimomura Tamahiro (1878-1926) produced some wonderful designs and these are some of his best. According to the colophon, the book was 'reviewed' by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), who was also a legend at his craft. Unusually, the publisher, Honda Ichijiro (Honda Unkindo) also printed his business name and information in English on the rear cover.
Kyoto. Honda Unkindo. 1903.
14 leaves (13 pages of designs). 25.3 x 36.7cm.
In very good condition. Covers with some minor wear. Internally very good with only minor age wear.