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   Apr 12 2018 4:29 AM  

Asian Art & Objects
Woodblock print book – “Yakusha Suikoden”, vol.3, with 3 double-paged illustrations by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) and text by Tsuruya Nanboku (1755-1829) – Japan – 1829Text by Tsuruya Nanboku (1755–1829).Tsuruya Nanboku was an important dramaturg who brought Kabuki to a new level. see: http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/unesco/kabuki/en/2/2_08.htmlPublished by Kagaya Ichibei.On a thin Japanese washi paper, in very good condition, with Japanese binding (folded leaves, printed at 1 side, bound together with thread).Minor worm damage to 4 text-leaves in 1 spot.Clear, sharp and dark printing.The illustrations are printed on a thicker paper.Illustrations printed with light grey, dark gray and black ink.Cover with deep embossing: pattern of waves.Kunisada is mentioned on the first page, with red pencil circled.Book: covers and 1 page index, 41 pages text and 3 double-paged illustrations, and 1 page conclusion (49 pages) = 24 folded leaves between covers. All pages complete.Size: 12.8x 18.2cm. Pictures give good overview of the book, of its content and its condition. Pictures of all the illustration-pages, and some text-pages.”Nanboku’s plays are filled with scenes of extortion, killing and erotic entanglements. Dubbed ‘kizewamono’, the dramas portray people living at the bottom of Edo’s hierarchical society, and they are written in a brisk, earthy idiom typical of the townspeople. Scenes unfold rapidly and various stage tricks add to the fun.” (Sasaguchi Rei)Will be sent well protected, fully insured.

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