(Kyoto?): NP, 1929. Hardcover. Oblong quarto (10 1/4 x 7"). Unpaginated.  leaves. Original string-bound full cloth, with title pasted on front cover.
This rare photo-album contains 13 original silver-gelatin photographs showing the Spring Exhibition of the Mishoryu ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) school, held April 6-7th at Daiuin Temple, in Kyoto. Also pictured is ikebana master and then head of the Mishoryu school Kikunobu Nishitsuji, in two photographs. The final photograph depicts Nishitsuji surround by his students, with all dressed in traditional clothing. Each photograph is tissue-guarded, tipped onto thick cardstock, and measures 6 x 4 1/4". Protected by modern mylar.
Moderate and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Title label slightly chipped along edges (not affecting lettering). Some age-toning to tissue-guards. Album in overall good, interior and photographs in very good condition. g to vg. Item #40115
* (美生流) The Mishoryu, school of Ikebana (one of two schools with the same name), was founded by Japanese viscount Mitsutada Takeya, (竹屋光忠子爵) in late 1600s in Kyoto.