Note Explicative sur La Tenture de Mur 'Tsuzure-Nishiki' Destinée à la Décoration du Palais de la Paix
[Japan] Ouevre Exécutée par la Maison Kawashima Jimbei. Scarce, illustrated booklet describing the story behind the nine embroidered silk wall hangings that were produced by Kyoto-based silk merchant, Kawashima Jimbei for the opening of the Peace Palace in the Hague that opened in 1913. The building houses the International Court of Justice. The artist was Kikuchi Hobun (1862-1918) and he was assisted by his apprentice, Yamada Koun (1878-1956). The wall hangings apparently took three years to complete and are still hanging in the Peace Palace today.
[Kyoto]. [Kawashima Jimbei]. [c1913].
pp, 15+ double-page fold-out. 19 x 18.5cm.
In very good to fine condition. Minor wear to covers and front cover slightly curled. Internally very good. nb34040004