1987. Item #87881
[DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA, artist. MOMOYOGUSA. Kyoto, Unsodo, Showa 62 . 30.1 X 22.5 cm. 3 volumes. Doubtless one of the finest design books of all time, this exquisite suite of 60 double page color printed woodblocks is printed and overprinted using opaque and metallic inks to produce a sumptuous surface. This is the most recent re-strike from the original blocks, done by the original printer, Unsodo. The condition is like new. In the publisher's original shipping box, brocade-covered clasped chitsu with printed paper title label and dustwrappers on each volume. Obviously, only a pale reflection of the original work, nonetheless modern Unsodo's still considerable skills have succeeded in creating a work that has considerable merit in its own right and captures the design genius of Sekka in his original medium of artistic expression, the color woodcut. Three volumes, complete:.