Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Takarabukuro (Treasure Bag): A Netsuke Artist's Notebook. Ohara Mitsuhiro.
Takarabukuro (Treasure Bag): A Netsuke Artist's Notebook
Takarabukuro (Treasure Bag): A Netsuke Artist's Notebook

Takarabukuro (Treasure Bag): A Netsuke Artist's Notebook

Chicago: Art Media Resources, Ltd., 2001. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 182pp. Original orange cloth with decorative string. White lettering on front cover. Printed endpapers. In 1974, Raymond Bushell, a passionate netsuke collector, was able to have a photocopy made of the original Takarabukuro (Treasure Bag), a notebook kept by the netsuke artist, Mitsuhiro Ohara (1810-1875), and carefully preserved by his family. In it, Mitsuhiro set down brief descriptions of netsuke he had made, or was in the process of carving. The artist wrote in sosho, a cursive script from Japanese handwriting, best described as 'running script, ' and extremely difficult to read. Misao Mikoshiba undertook the laborious task of making a translation, and endeavor made especially difficult because of Mitsuhiro's handwriting. She produced a remarkable document, which, in the adapted form presented here, is a guide to one artist's creative world. Binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #34949

Price: $125.00

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