Sahohime - Lovely, large, kimono design book with 50 stunning, woodblock printed designs
[Japan] Large book containing a lovely selection of 50 designs for Japanese kimono. Sahohime is also a name for the Goddess of Spring as well as dyeing and weaving. The preface is dated 1910 and was written by Fujii Shiei [?]. Unusual as the company that produced this work was based in Tokyo with a branch office in Kyoto. Marked 'Not for Sale' at rear.
Tokyo. Tsukamoto Gomei Kaisha. .
, 50 leaves, . 40.6 x 30cm.
In good condition. Front covers worn and silk covering frayed at edges with minor loss. Minor damage at lower part of front cover near binding. Rear cover also with wear at edges and silk covering separating at top. Boards slightly curved. Thick, original, string binding firm. Internally very good. Old water stain at lower corner but only affecting rear side of most pages. b34101168