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Domestic Japan. Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - kitchen utensils. Domestic Japan. Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - kitchen utensils
printed by the Yokohama Seishi Bunsha, 1895. Booklet of eight leaves folded in the Japanese manner within original colour illustrated wrappers with silk ties, 165 x 236 mm., featuring a double page plate of a domestic scene, with additional illustrations of 76 wares; wrappers gently creased otherwise excellent. A remarkable guide to Japanese domestic wares, with English language descriptions to 76 fully illustrated items. This booklet focuses on the kitchen and features an astonishing double-page plate showing the layout and arrangement of a Japanese period home, showing respective zones for food preparation, cooking and the entertainment of guests. Items specifically illustrated and described include lacquer wares, a charcoal-burning stove, lanterns, wooden buckets and items used in the tea ceremony. A beautiful copy of a very attractive and informative work.
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2014-12-15           Check availability:      Biblio    

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