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Kyosai Hyakki Gadan

Pictures of One Hundred Demons

Kyosai Hyakki Gadan Pictures of One Hundred Demons
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Kyosai Hyakki Gadan Pictures of One Hundred Demons

[Japan] A masterpiece by Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889), who was nicknamed, 'The Painting Demon'. Sometimes translated as, 'Night Parade of One Hundred Demons', this Japanese orihon is a feast for the eyes. The variety of ghastly ghouls, goblins, and other fantastic beasts is amazing. First published in 1890 (the year after Kyosai's death), this is a second edition published in 1895. Both editions are very scarce, especially so in good condition.

 

Tokyo. Okawa Jokichi. 1895.

 

56pp. 21.3 x 12.1cm.

 

In good to very good condition. Covers a bit worn. Some darkening to edges. A few pages with slightly more darkening and one page with some staining. A couple of pages with minor separation at fold but only a couple of cm. Original title slip present. b34051187

Kyosai Hyakki Gadan

Price: ¥605,000




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