Rare MASANOBU Edo Japan Beauty Ukiyoe Collection Huge Woodcuts Album First ED JP. YOSHIWARA KEISEI SHINBIJIN JIHITSUKAGAMI (lit The Portrait and Autograph Collection of Yoshiwara Oiran) The album had already been recognized as a rare book in the Taisho era in Japan, and an re-cut edition was published, but this one is an extremely valuable 1784 original. 20 pages, containing 14 pages of vivid woodcut with a spread 20.4″ × 15.7″ folding book. Original titleslip and cover. Although some of the folds have hairline tears, overall, good storage state above standard no insect damage. Portrait of the Oiran of 14 people accompanied by their handwritten poem. The girls depicted together are Oiran apprentices called Kamuro or Shinzo. Kitao Masanobu was depicting illustrations on many of Santo Kyoden’s books that are Ludicrously with absurdity, but intelligent. It is a picture book with the contents as follows. A mermaid who was kicked out of the deep-sea castle and married to humans escapes from poverty by opening a shop “Elixir of longevity: The place to lick mermaid” knowing that her body is a medicine of longevity (Hakoiri-musume Menya Ningyo). A man who has traveled by all of the 130 hells present in this world departs knowing the existence of Imo-Jigoku (starchy tubers hell) which is an unknown hell one day, and finally he came to find out a horrible truth in the Imo-jigoku where various kinds of starchy tubers who committed sins are punished (Ippaku-sanjyu Imo-Jigoku). And actually, Kitao Masanobu is another name of Santo Kyoden, and these two were the same person. His skill that learned under Kitao Shigemasa was also top notch as a painter. Kyoden has left over 300 picture books, 26 feature novels, and 35 other historical research essays before he died at the age of 56. Author Writer: Kitao Masanobu Painter: Kitao Masanobu Publisher: Fuzokuemaki Kanko-kai Date: Tenmai 4 (1784) First ED. Size : Maximum length 15.74 A huge book. If you want more look at the Interesting book. Please check out other items I have listed. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item “Rare MASANOBU Edo Japan Beauty Ukiyoe Collection Huge Woodcuts Album First ED JP” is in sale since Sunday, June 7, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “zoookiss” and is located in japan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Origin: Asian
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Binding: Japanese-style book binding (Fording book)
- Print type: Woodblock printing
- Condition: Good. Binding tight. All page complete.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Topic: Fain art: Correction
- Subject: Edo Yoshihara’s Oran