1949. Item #89990
SEKINO Jun'ichirô, artist. KOJIKI EMAKI. Tôkyô, Sei-en-sô, Shôwa 24 . Printed "hors commerce" #78 in an edition of 120 copies, signed by Sekino. A large (36 x 30 cm) kappa-ban, color stencil-printed volume in stencil-printed boards, bound fukuro-toji but with Western-style spine. A rendition of the early histories embodied in the "RECORD ON ANCIENT MATTERS", first inscribed in the early 8th century as the first chronicle of Japanese history, going back to the age of the gods. Colorful, dramatic and very skillful, the art is Sekino at his best. About fine, with the slightest of fading to the stencilled covers, in the original publisher's titled shipping box. Extraordinary copy.