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.

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.

NIJO CASTLE: Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese)

Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese), book cover Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese). Kyoto: Nijo Castle, 1980. ISBN: 4096730114. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26756) $10.00

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Text in Japanese and English.

Beautifully illustrated.

Right edge binding (Opens left to right).

Introduces the palace, the garden, and the Hommaru (central keep). Originally built in 1603, the Nijo Castle is a flatland castle located in Kyoto, Japan.

The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens.

The castle is one of the seventeen assets of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

SHINSHU UNIVERSITY: Journal of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science Shinshu University Part II: Natural Science (No. 8, Dec 1958)

Journal of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science Shinshu University Part II: Natural Science (No. 8, Dec 1958), cover Journal of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science Shinshu University Part II: Natural Science (No. 8, Dec 1958). Shinshu University, 1958. Gift inscription by one of the authors on cover. Unmarked. Illustrated. Good. Paperback. (#26733) $20.00

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Contributors include Naoo Sakura, Osamu Shiata, Kunio Koyayashi, and Tadao Kamei.

Articles on Closed Space Cure, Photoperiodic response of Salvinia natans, Quaternary Glaciation of the Japan Alps and the discovery of Megacetid deer. 75p.