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Playthings & Pastimes in Japanese Prints
Playthings & Pastimes in Japanese Prints
 
Our Price: $40.00
Year: 1995
Pages: 160
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 834803445

Product Code: 756752124

Description
 
Lea Baten (au). This unique book looks to Japanese woodblock prints for a record of the toys & games of old Japan. A visual feast, it presents over 170 color illustrations of playthings, games, & pastimes, depicted both in photographs & in prints by such masters as Hokusai, Utamaro, & Kunisada. All printmakers are identified, & all toys & games are explained in informative short essays that shed light not only on the objects & activities but also on Japanese popular culture, history, & religion. With its wealth of visual & textual information, this is a delightful book to browse through as well as an important resource for collectors & students of Japanese art & life.

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