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SAIKOKU SANJUSAN SHO MEISHO ZU: PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE FAMOUS THIRTY-THREE TEMP
Osaka 1853, Shogagoshi.Blue stitched stiff wrs., dusty, some. title slips rubbed away, contents clean, solid, 10 vol. set,. woodblock printed on hand-made mulberry paper, 18 x 25.5 cm.. 31+75+61+50+59+37+64+50+60 double folded leaves. R A R E. A BUDDHIST PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE TEMPLES OF KYOTO With 89 single, 151 double page illustrations by Matsukawa Hanzan flourished [1850-82], Kikugawa Chikkei [1816-67], Uraga Kosai. A most substantial & copious illustrated guide. This superb work covers the 33 temples of Kyoto and environs consecrated to the goddess Kwannon. During the middle ages, it was commonly believed that whosoever had gone to these temples would be preserved from hell. This work is a copious and illustrated guide to those temples. They are: Nyoirin, Kokawa, Fujii, Ryakai, Nan-en-do, Kami-no-Daigo, Ishiyama, Shin Kuimano, Ryuhara-Mitsu, Gyokwan, Bodai, Kacho, Shin- Kiyomizu, Nyorin, Matsu-no-o, Chomei, Kegon, Kongho, Sefuku, Minami-Hokkei, Hase, Shoho, Mii, Kiyomizu, Rokkaku, Yoshimi- ne, Sozen, Nakayama, Hokke, Seiso, Chikubu & Kwannon. Note, we have omitted the common suffix for "temple" [dera, ji] from these names. A most charming and lovely period work, showing contemporary life and life style of the Japanese. Shows the common people, tea shops and resting places, inns, Samurai, Buddhist priests, landscapes, whaling along the coast, activities of the lay people along the roads and in the villages, out door bathing and so much more. Cited in much bibliographical detail in C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMMA, SHIJO...p. 455-6. Wrong auth- or attribution to Akeno in R. Douglas: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE PRINTED BOOKS...London 1898 & 1904 editions. For a nice des- cription of the subject of this book, see E. Papinot: HISTO- RICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF JAPAN, p.540, which lists all thirty-three temples cited in this work. In L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.13 good biographical notes on two of the artists: Chikkei; p.39 for Hanzan. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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