1903. Item #87499
[EHON] Kikuchi HÔBUN, artist. HÔBUN GAFU. Kyoto: Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 36 .Tanaka Jihei, Meiji 23 . 24.3 x 16.6 cm. 1 volume complete. Black covers, string-bound Japanese style with a printed paper label. 27 single-page and 12 double-page woodcuts in sumi and light colors of birds, animals, flowers, etc. by Hôbun (1862-1918), a Kyoto native who was a frequent contributor to the artistic epitomes of the day. This copy is of the second impression was done by Unsodo (the first was printed by Tanaka Jihei in 1890). In very good condition and the impressions are good. (See Mitchell 298,9).