Hana Kagami - Woodblock Printed Masterpiece by Kobayashi Gyokunen
[Japan] With 22 absolutely fantastic, full colour, full-size, Japanese woodblock printed designs without margins as issued. Hana Kagami is an important work and almost legendary in its scarcity with copies seldom ever appearing anywhere. Kobayashi Gyokunen apparently died young so his output was relatively small. In the colophon, the woodblock carver is identified as Sasaki Yonejiro and the printer as Maeda Teijiro.
Kyoto. Honda Ichijiro (Unkindo). 1904.
11 leaves (fukurotoji binding). 25.1 x 36.8cm.
In very good condition. Covers with some age wear and marks. Internally very good.