Imao Keinen: KEINEN KACHO GAFU. (Keinen's Album of Flowers and Birds). Hangzhou, 2009. A total of 134 full page colour woodblock illustrations, some double page. 36x25 cm. Paper.
Full-size facsimile of Imao Keinen's most famous work, a four volume depiction of birds and flowers throughout the seasons, and one of the finest books produced in the late 19th century in Japan. One volume each for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Published in parts in the years 1891 and 1892. Keinen did the original drawings for the work and the woodblocks were then cut by Tanaka Jihei. A total of 134 full page colour woodblock illustrations, demonstrating considerable artistic accomplishment. Shows considerable variety of Japanese birds, flowers, plants and trees.
Subjects: Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 253 in printed List 200.
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