Unused Woodblock Printed Paper Package Design to be made into a bag for a Japanese sweet
[Japan] Beautiful, woodblock printed, colour design to be cut out and made into a paper bag for shingen mochi, a traditional Japanese sweet made from rice. The two purple areas would be cut out to form the two sides of the bag, then the ovate tree area in the middle is for the base of the bag. Scarce in this condition and with the publisher's information and date. Large, oban size.
Nihonbashi [Tokyo]. Matsuno Yonejiro (Echibei). 1898.
37.4 x 25cm.
In very good condition. Minor wear in margins. Unbacked and with nice bleedthrough. u34021125