THE ALBUM OF TOSHOGU AT NIKKO. Tokyo, 1929. 38 pp. B/w plates throughout. Plan of the grounds. 19x27 cm. Paper, threaded with silk ribbon.
'Never say kekko (magnificent) until you have seen Nikko' - a Japanese saying about the celebrated Toshogu Shrine in the Nikko National Park. The shrine was built in the first half of the 17th century and consecrated to Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. This is an early guidebook to the shrine with some very fine black-and-white photographs, including a few famous artefacts, and captions in English and Japanese. In fine condition.
Available, as of: 13/02/2017
Was item 96 in printed List 187.
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