NIKKO TOSHOGU SHASHIN CHO. (A Photographic Album of the Toshogu Shrine at Nikko). Tokyo, 1937 3 pp. introductory text. Colour painted panorama. Colour map. 31 pp. colour photographs (either one or two images per page) each with accompanying page of descriptive text. 19x27 cm. Decorative paper covers. Silk cord ties.
'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 good colour photographic illustrations of the temple buildings, interiors and surrounding scenery. Each page of illustration has an accompanying page of descriptive text in English and Japanese. In fine condition. Scarce.
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 461 in printed List 194.
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