Japanese Handmade Paper From Various Provinces

By: Sapporo City Folk Art Shop

Price: $450.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Japanese Miniature Book. 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. [iv], 38, [2] pp. Title page printed within a ruled border, the verso of the title page is a limitation page and has a small (1 3/16 x 1 5/16 inches) slip of red Japanese paper with a gilt abstract design, 1 black-and-white figure, 1 woodcut illustration by Junichiro Sekino, 14 samples of Japanese handmade paper (1 3/16 x 1 7/16 inches) tipped-in in a variety of styles and colors, printed label (1 1/4 x 1 inches) on the last page; text clean, unmarked. Saddle-stitched handmade-paper wrappers, printed front cover label, stitched with red string, edges with a 1/16 inch yapp style; binding square and tight, yapped fore-edge a bit crushed, lower corner mildly bumped. Laid-in is a small (1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch) multi-color illustration of a meditating monk printed on some kind of fabric. Also laid-in is a small slip of plain white paper with a description of this book. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. GKK1020b-009. SCARCE. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 120 copies, this is copy number 115. This is a scarce item highlighting the hand-crafting of paper throughout various regions of Japan. It was issued by the Sapporo City Folk Art Shop. My cataloging is dependent upon the small slip of paper laid into the book. I could find no Worldcat record of this title, and no online record of the book. Nor of the Sapporo City Folk Art Shop. This cataloger speculates that this item was gathered on a book fair trip or recreational visit of Glen Dawson, perhaps in the 1970s, to Japan, and that the visit involved some sightseeing. I would guess that the Sapporo City Folk Art Shop was an institution that passed out of existence pre-internet. The accompanying slip notes an affiliated Japanese institution as Kaizawa Some Iro Kenkyo Jo - Kaizawa Paper Dyeing Research Institute, about which I am not finding any online records. The woodcut illustration represents parasols with paper canopies executed by Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988), who was a Japanese woodblock printer, one of the major postwar artists of the sosaku hanga movement (See Wikipedia). Perhaps one might describe this book as a tourist's souvenir, but it is valuable for the variety of paper samples included and for the writing it contains about the producers and techniques of the respective paper-makers this small volume documents. Not in Worldcat.

Title: Japanese Handmade Paper From Various Provinces

Author Name: Sapporo City Folk Art Shop

Categories: IOBAVBF1122,

Publisher: Sapporo, Japan, Sapporo City Folk Art Shop: no date

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: GKK1020b-009

Keywords: Sapporo City Folk Art Shop, Japanese Handmade Paper From Various Provinces, Paper Samples, Paper-Marking