東京 (Tokyo): 奉效會 (Hokokai), 大正13年 (Taisho 13: 1924). First edition? Hardcover. Oblong quarto (10 3/4 x 14 1/2") (27 x 37cm). , 4, 4, 1-75 [i.e. 100] leaves (Text);  leaves (Plates). Original string-bound decorative silk, with black lettering to front cover. Decorative endpapers. All edges gilt.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with 110 striking photogravures, this work is a seminal monograph documenting the Japanese castles and palaces associated with the Imperial Household.
The photographs depict the architecture, interiors (throne rooms, reception halls, dining rooms, shoin (drawing room), etc..), as well as gardens and tea houses of somptuous palaces, villas and castles located in Kyoto (Heian Imperial Palace), Katsura (Imperial Villa), Shugakuin (Imperial Villa), Tokyo (Imperial Palace), Nijo (Castle), Nagoya (Castle), and elsewhere.
Also includes the magnificent Sento Imperial Palace, a 22-acre garden in Kyoto, formerly the grounds of a palace for retired emperors.
Each plate measures 10 1/2 x 14" (image size: 7 1/8 x 10 1/4"), and is captioned under the image.
Abrasion to silk along edges of binding. Some creasing and foxing to endpapers. Title page slightly creased and age-toned. Text in Japanese. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good, photogravures in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #42310