Includes a “stations of the Tokaido illustration. Second printing, Designed to enhance the immediacy of the Tokaido experience. 40p. Tokaido, which roughly means “eastern sea route,” was the most important of the Five Routes of the Edo period in Japan, connecting Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This guide illustrates that it was a popular topic in art and literature.
Black and white illustrations throughout.
Allen, Jeanne. Designer’s Guide to Japanese Patterns 2. Chronicle Books, 1988. ISBN: 0877015430. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30717)
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Contains 141 traditional patterns from Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868), considered by many to be the most creative period in Japanese art and culture. Includes wickerwork plaid, Streams and Plover, Chinese Phoenix, Birds on Waves, and more. This edition by Jeanne Allen draws on the original book concept by Takashi Katano.
Beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white. French flaps. 132p. Glossary. Bibliography. Measures 6×8.5 inches.