SHOSO HANGACHO JURENSHU 9 vols.
1941. Item #89431
[PRINTMAKER'S SET]. SHOSO HANGACHO JURENSHU 9 vols. Tokyo: Aoi Shobô, 1941-3. Each volume 26.8 x 21.2 cm in printed wrappers. A complete set, 8 volumes are numbered 174 and the Oda Kazuma volume numbered 21. 250 copies. How this set was ever created on such exquisite paper during wartime rationing is doubtless a story in itself. Takei Takeo, Onchi Kôshirô, Oda Kazuma, Henmi Takashi, Hiratsuka Un'ichi, Kawanishi Hide, Kawakami Sumio, Sekino Jun'ichirô and Maekawa Sempan each contributed 10 original prints to their own volume, making a total of 90 original prints in the set. Even individual volumes are hard to find; so a set in such lovely overall condition is unusual. All are enclosed in a custom cloth chitsu clasped case. A remarkable work in very good overall condition.