Domestic Japan. Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - kitchen utensils. [All published]. Kinjiro NARUMO.

Domestic Japan. Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - kitchen utensils. [All published]…
Domestic Japan. Illustrated descriptions of articles used in Japanese daily life. First volume - kitchen utensils. [All published]

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.

For the English market

A rare English-language guide to Japanese domestic wares, with 76 fully-illustrated items.

A rare English-language guide to Japanese domestic wares, with 76 fully-illustrated items.

Its publication came at a time when Japan was experiencing a dramatic shift from the conservative, isolationist policies of the shogun-dominated Edo period to the rapid and widespread drive to modernise and engage with the rest of the world that characterizes the Meiji Restoration.

This booklet focuses on a traditional domestic interior and features a beautiful 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 scarce work published for the English market.

Not in Cordier or Nipponalia.; Rogala Jozef 'A collector's guide to books on Japan in English', 783.

Price (AUD): $3,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #4010228

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