Meiji Era Trove of Japanese Stationery & Other Printed Ephemera Collected by US Senator George Lukens
[Japan] Fascinating collection of unused Japanese writing paper, 3 sets of letter cards in part of their original boxes (some woodblock printed and some hand-painted), 6 hand-painted cards with their original tissue wrapping paper with the stamp of photographic shop Tajima of Kobe, Japanese shop and business cards, original hotel labels, train timetable, a Kyoto Hotel menu with ad for S. Hayashi on reverse, a description of the origin of incense by Kiukiodo [Kyukyodo] of Kyoto, a flyer about gampi-ori paper by Yorozuya of Atami, and 12 photos developed by S. Shima of Miyanoshita of Hakone (still in business today) in their original envelope and shop stamp. One of the photos shows Senator Lukens in a kago or palanquin. All items were collected by Lukens on a trip to Japan in 1906. It is unusual to find such a nice, large group of late-Meiji era souvenirs with such a good provenance and in such good condition.
All items c1906.
In very good to fine condition. The cards are in fine, unused condition. Expected age wear to the other paper items but no major condition issues. e330609060929