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Sanichi Shobo, Kyogyo Hosoji, et al., eds
Treasures of the Nishijin Textile Museum in Kyoto, 13 folio volumes
Takemura Daisho Publishing, 1975. Each volume limited to 500 numbered copies, volumes 1-10, plus three supplementary volumes on the materials collected at the museum, one on old mirrors, and two on textile designs. Each volume is 17.5 inches tall, bound in sturdy green cloth, with 50 plates, some in color, the majority are mounted on pages with facing captions. The supplementary volumes are bound similarly (the one on mirrors is thicker and has more than 50 plates). The volumes are each housed in wraparound cloth chemises with two bone stabs. They are all also in original two-part printed cardboard boxes (trays and lids). Volumes are uniformly fine, as are the chemises; the cardboard boxes have light wear and soil. The set of 10 was mainly published in 1973 and the other volumes also in the early 1970s. We're relying on google-translate apps for all this information, so apologies if it's wrong. We could not find anything like this using Worldcat, and believe there are very few if any western libraries that possess these. Wikipedia: Nishijin-ori is a traditional textile produced in the Nishijin district of Kamigyo-ku in Kyoto, Japan. Nishijin weaving originated in Heian-kyoto, Japan, over 1200 years ago. It uses many different types of coloured yarns, weaving them together into decorative designs. Nishijin employs very time consuming and specialized procedures necessary to obtain the spectacular design, thus ensuring the quality of Nishijin weaving. Fine.
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