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Kanj? ?? Sentiment. ??7

Kanj? ?? Sentiment. ??7

Onchi K?shir? [artist and author] ?? ??? Onchi K?shir? [artist and author] ?? ??? Kanj? ?? Sentiment. ??7 [1918] . Tokyo. Kanjy? Shisha ???? Issue 20; June of 3rd year. 20? 3?6?? 23.5 x 15.5cm magazine with self-wrappers in [original?] glassine. 30 pages with introduction and poetry by Onchi with 12 black and white woodblock prints. Poetry, essays and art descriptions by Onchi and others in Japanese text. Kanj? ?? Sentiment was a monthly magazine of poetry and art that published approx. 32 issues, beginning in Taisho 5 [1916]. Onchi (1891-1955) and his work need no introduction - he is considered the most important Japanese printmaker of the mid-Century and one of the most innovative and creative of all time. As a leader of the Sosaku Hanga Creative Print movement, he guided the development of many of the dominant figures of post-war art until his premature death in the 1950's. Notable are the woodcuts on page 8 and 9?Jyotaini Kanshite ?????? and Jyotaini Tsuite ??????, respectively, that experiment with the abstraction of the female form, the beginnings of a theme which Onchi explored throughout his career. This particular issue is also important as he explores the relationship between his lyrical images and the art of woodblock as well as lyricism and modernism in the early 20th Century in two essays. Ref Elizabeth Swinton, The Graphic Art of Onchi Koshiro, p.99. Only copy of this issue located through research is held in Maebashi Bungakukan (Maebashi City Museum of Literature) ????? An extremely ephemeral production.Toned wrappers and light foxing not affecting artwork.
Onnakunjy?h?ki ?????

Onnakunjy?h?ki ?????

Onnakunjy?h?ki ????? early 1700s? Osaka. Publ by Morita Sh?tar? ?????? 2 vols in one, string bound in fukuro toji 26 x 18cm with modern brushed title slip and housed in a modern chitsu with clasps 26 x 19cm. 7cm margin at the top throughout. 44 cho with black and white original woodblock prints, two hand-colored, and Japanese text. Recent title slip in Japanese text laid in. Onnakunjy?h?ki ????? is a type of Jyoshiy? ?raimono ??????, or instruction manual for women. It is an early- to mid-18th century etiquette book in which vol 1 depicts women in detailed kimono and hairstyles of the period, while vol 2 includes more extensive text and focuses on women working in the household. Household work shown includes serving tea and hand washing laundry, but also extends to the arts. One chapter, for example, is entitled Someruhiden ??????, Secrets of Dyeing, and a woodcut shows women with lengths of fabric and tools used in the art of dyeing. Although the date given by the previous owner is Tenma period ?? 1681-84, the hairstyles of women appear to be from the Genroku period (c.1690) and the sophistication of the woodcuts lends itself to a later period. It is possible that Nishikawa Sukenobu ?? ?? (1671 - 1750), a well-known mid-18th century Kyoto artist, or a follower, had a hand in this sophisticated work. Sukenobo portrayed women from all walks of life, and his work was greatly appreciated during his time. The connection between Morita Shoutarou and Nishikawa has been established, as the publisher put out at least five different books by the artist. In addition, Morita Shoutarou was involved in publishing ?raimono; Yometori ?;?;, for example, was a tract for a new wife entering a household and was published in 1697. No record of Onnakunjy?h?ki in KSSM, NDL or in any university or fine art holdings that we can find. Staining, wear to wrappers, slight worming, some damage to prints. The prints are good for this type of book, better quality than most, as they were circulated like paperback books.
Seiko Hakkei ????

Seiko Hakkei ????

Baikei Ri ???, calligrapher and Unkoku T?yo ????, painter Baikei Ri ???, calligrapher and Unkoku T?yo ????, painter. Seiko Hakkei ???? Early 17th c. An emaki scroll 5.6m including a gold paper border 26.5cm in original wooden box 33 x 7cm with hand-brushed Chinese text. Photocopy of biographical information on Ri Baikei ??? and Unkoku T?yo ???? in handwritten Japanese text laid in. Early 17th C. Eight hand calligraphed classical poems with eight lovely black and white landscape paintings depicting the Eight Scenes of ;West Lake. Reverse of scroll has title of each poem and painting thoughtfully placed to be viewed alongside each as the scroll is unrolled. West Lake (?? X? Hú in Chinese), located in Zhejiang province in eastern China near the city of Hangzhou, was well known, as it still is today, for its natural scenery. Ri Baikei ??? (1617-1682) was Japanese born of Korean descent. A calligrapher and scholar of Chinese studies, he was awarded a small honorarium as a Han Confucian scholar in the Kii Domain, south of Nara, where he was born. Unkoku T?yo ???? (1612-1668) was the artistic and actual grandson of master painter Unkoku T?gan ???? (1547-1618) and the eldest son of painter Unkoku T?eki ???? (1591-1644) and is considered the last significant representative of the style. The Unkoku school, founded by T?gan, were considered the artistic heirs of the great Sessh? The 1st three generations, T?yo is the third, are considered true masters of great individual creativity. Though the Unkoku line extended long past T?yo, he is considered the last worthy representative of the style.