HONG KONG GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES: The Port of Hong Kong

The Port of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government Information Services, 1977. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26809) $15.00

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Color illustrations throughout. Maps. charts, and graphs. Measures 11.75×8.25 inches.

A look at Hong Kong in the 1970s. Includes a harbor plan, with speed limits and vessel sizes. Nicknamed “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong is renowned for its deep natural harbor, which is one of the busiest ports in the work due to its ready access for cargo ships.

TAKAHIKO, M: Sumi Painting: Study of Japanese Brush Painting

Sumi Painting: Study of Japanese Brush Painting, book coverMikami, Takahiko. Sumi Painting: Study of Japanese Brush Painting. Shufunotomo, 1965. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s name inside cover. Good. Paperback. (#26790) $10.00

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Illustrated throughout. Covers materials, composition, expression, themes, and more. 49p. Measures 7.25×10.25 inches.

Takahiko Mikami (1916-1988) was a Japanese artist who was born in Tokyo and graduated from Meiji University. He started sumi-e brush painting when he was nine years old. In 1957 he made a 13 part series on KQED TV called Japanese Brush Painting.

GRAND KABUKI CO: Kabuki (Program for the Grand Kabuki Company American Tour, 1960)

Kabuki (Program for the Grand Kabuki Company American Tour, 1960), book coverGrand Kabuki Company. Kabuki (Program for the Grand Kabuki Company American Tour, 1960). Program Publishing Co., 1960. Unmarked text.Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26789) $16.00

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Program for the Grand Kabuki Company American Tour, 1960. Measures 10 inches square.

Includes a Foreword by Lincoln Kirstein. Also “Kabuki as an Actor’s Theatre” by Yukio Mishima, “Kabuki and its Traditions” by Donald Keene, and “Grand Kabuki since the war” by Faubion Bowers. Designed and directed by Karl Leabo.

Illustrated throughout with photos and fine arts reproductions of Edo Period.

Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.

Kabuki (Program for the Grand Kabuki Company American Tour, 1960), inside page

FREER GALLERY: Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition

Freer Gallery of Art. Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition. Smithsonian Institution, 1971. Unmarked. A soft crease on back cover. Some age tanning. Good. Paperback. (#26777) $10.00

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B/W illustrations throughout.

An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer, who bequeathed their fine collection of Far Eastern art to the Freer. Agnes was active in founding the Freer Gallery. One of her daughters was Katherine (Meyer) Graham of the Washington Post, a paper Eugene Meyer bought at a bankruptcy auction.

MAVEETY, PJ: The Ikeda Collection of Japanese and Chinese Art at Stanford

Maveety, Patrick J. The Ikeda Collection of Japanese and Chinese Art at Stanford. Stanford University Museum of Art, 1987. Unmarked, except for a penned in correction to the text. Corner crease. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26771) $12.00

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Nicely illustrated with photographs, color plates, and B/W plates. 16p. Measures 7.5×9 inches. Essay by Patrick J. Maveety. The collection was assembled by Seisuke Ikeda (1840-1900).

NIPPON: Inside the Japanese: Essays on Japan From Japan

Nippon Steel News. Inside the Japanese: Essays on Japan From Japan. Nippon Steel Corporation, 1985. Unmarked. Some edge wear on cover. Previous owner’s name on back. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26763) $15.00

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Illustrated. Selection of 12 articles that appeared in the Nippon Steel News between April 1982 and March 1983.

Topics include popular deities of Japan, Religion in Japan, Zen and the Japanese mind, Bushido, Chanoyu, Japanese Theater, Zuihitsu, and more.

Authors include Hidetoshi Kato, Kazuo Osumi, Takeshi Umehara, and others. 28p.

AIC: The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints

The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints, book cover The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints. 1955. Unmarked text. Some age tanning on cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26760) $10.00

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Accompanied a March 10-April 17, 1955 exhibition, with 21 Black and white plates. The exhibition of 350 prints covered the entire range of Ukiyo-e in Japan.

Essay by James A. Michener.