1768. Item #90506
Chō Gessho 張月樵 and Kazaore Yūjo 風折有丈, artists. Zoku Koya Bunko 続姑射文庫, 5 vols. Nagoya, Kansei 寛政 10 . 5 volumes 27 X 18cm string-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original format with original covers and title labels, housed in a modern striped chitsu with clasps 27.3 x 19cm. Original monochrome woodblock prints, many double page, with Japanese text. Edited by Bōkō 暮雨巷. A sequel to Koya Bunko 姑射文庫, done in 1768.
The “Sequel to the Koya Library,” done by principal artist Chō Gessho 張月樵 1765-1832 and Kazaore Yūjo 風折有丈, is a remarkable rarity that captures the vibrant world of art and poetry centered on haikai and haiga in Nagoya. It is justly celebrated by critics from Brown to Hillier and was featured in the Library of Congress' major Japanese art exhibition, “The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams and Substance.” With hundreds of full-page black and white woodblock images, it is probably the most extensive original example of the Haiga aesthetic in existence. Vol 1 has 52 cho, Vol 2 has 50 cho, Vol 3 has 53 cho, Vol 4 has 53 cho and Vol 5 has 56 cho including colophon. Identical to Volumes held in ARC Koten Seki portal database online (Ritsumeikan University 立命館大学), with the exception of an added modern page to their introduction in Vol 1.
In very good condition throughout, worn original covers and title labels, worming on rear wrapper of vol 5, very good impressions. (Mitchell 564).