1899. Item #86872
[DESIGN] Yamashita KÔRIN. HANAGATA. 4 vols. Kyoto, Honda Ichijiro, et al., [1899-1900]. 25.5 x 36.7 cm. String-bound, Japanese style, fukuro-toji. The four seasons are represented in 155 full page oban size prints of kimono designs. The set is in very good condition, lovely printings. Honda Ichijiro is the printer/publisher who went on to start the important house, Unkindo, and join Unsodo thereafter. It appears that Louise Brown saw a single volume of this set in Japan [Brown, page 203]. Though individual incomplete volumes of this set occasionally appear, a full set, complete, like this one is very unusual. In a modern chitsu clasped case.