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THE HANGA OF SHIKO MUNAKATA. MUNAKATA SHIKO - KAWAKITA, Michiaki - 1970. 
[Tokyo 1970], Kodansha. Purple cloth, buff cloth box, 82. 82 color, 17 b.w. photos, 340 b.w. plates, 222p., folio 30 x. 43 cm., dj. in mylar protector, with original cardboard box,. as new brilliant copy. FIRST LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION 3000. A LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 3000 COPIES With three essays in a single stiff wrappers volume, contained in its matching printed stiff buff paper covers, . 30.5 x 43 cm. with titles: 1. THE HANGA OF SHIKO MUNAKATA by Michiaki Kawakita, translated into English by Bernard Krisher. * 2. THE ARTIST SHIKO MUNAKATA by Yojiro Yasuda, translated into English by Bernard Krisher. * 3. SOME NOTES ON PLATES By Yasuo. Kikuchi, translated into English by Atsushi Unno. ***. This is a major work on the gifted and prolific contemporary/modern Japanese woodblock artist, with 40 illustrations, including a large folding b w. plate with title: DAI SEKAI NO SAKU "KEN" KAGAMI YORI JINRUI E, Contained in its matching buff printed stiff paper folder. 30.5 x 43 cm. The text is in Japanese, with English translations. * This is a magnificent color reference. It contains a large variety of Munakata's best prints, including illustrations for a poem by Tanizaki Junichiro; reclining Kanzeon, a merciful Buddhist deity; Mokkeuren, one of the ten great disciples of the Buddha; Brushwood and bamboo fencing; Benzaiten, the goddess of earthly beauty, and a host of other super examples. By and large the most comprehensive and best reference ever done on the works of Munakata. *** DELUXE BINDING AND CASE: The book is beautifully bound in heavy purple cloth, with gold-stamped lettering, in the original dust jacket, then enclosed in a heavy buff cloth case, and again protected in its original cardboard and labeled box. * The main volume contains the graphics, in full size and true color. By and large, superb reference bibliography on Munakata. All plates have Japanese and Romaji [romanised] captions, also stating the size of each print. A must for collectors & libraries.. * Stunningly beautiful color printing. * LIMITED FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF 3000 NUMBERED COPIES. * Color scans can be sent by email. . *** Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. Book description text protected by Copyright. .
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