Poetry Competition on the Theme of Craftsmen Wonderful, hand-drawn, coloured and dated manuscript
[Japan] Fascinating manuscript by Ise Heizo Sadatake (1717-1784) showing various craftsmen and a poetry competition with a so-called 'Left' poem and a 'Right' poem facing most illustrations of the artisans. Also interesting for its depiction of a sword polisher and maker of Japanese archery bows.
No place. Written by Ise Heizo Sadatake. Dated 1774 at rear (this is probably a manuscript copy from the 1800s-1840s).
34 leaves. 27.1 x 19.5cm.
In very good condition. Some general age wear, marks and minor creasing at top corners, but nothing serious at all. b34101273