1938. Item #89434
[DESIGN] HAPPÔDÔ, publisher/printer. KOKUGA ÔGI. Kyôto, Happôdô, N.D. [other sources indicate a date of 1938] Very large oblong brocade porfolio, 36.5 x 59.0 cm. Contains an undated Happôdô colophon and 50 design prints (49 in color and one as a textual calligraphic introduction to the work) A source indicates the designs were done by Yamaoka Chinpei. The prints are extraordinarily lavish, with sprinkled metal flakes, overprinting, metallic inks, etc. A wonderful tribute to the Neo-Rimpa and Deco sensibilities of the age. The case has been restored, the prints are quite clean.