1997. Item #90321
[CREATIVE PRINT MOVEMENT] KANAMORI Yoshio. KAHAKUDÔ-GATARI. Tôkyô, Gohachi. An illustrated record of the travels of Japanese creative print artist Kanamori Yoshio (1922-). In this volume Kanamori describes his travels to the Yangtze, the Three Gorges Dam, Washington, Australia, Alaska, and so on. His memoirs are accompanied by six full-page illustrations, printed in black and coloured by hand, each with his initials in pencil and stamp in red. Other small cuts, hand-painted, are also scattered throughout the volume. Kanamori, born in Toyama Prefecture, was a student of renowned woodblock printmaker Munakata Shiko, who moved to Toyama in 1945 to avoid the bombing of Tokyo. His first exhibition was in 1950 at the 'Kokugakai Tenrankai' (National Painting Society Exhibition). He helped Munakata to form the print magazine 'Etchu Hanga' in the same year, and two years later became one of the founding members of the 'Nihon Hanga-in' (Japanese Print Institute). Kanamori has inscribed the volume on one of the front flyleaves, seemingly to a member of the famous creative-print publisher Gohachi Shobo. One of a limited edition of 50 copies. Extremely scarce, with no copies located in OCLC. Original Japanese string-bound fukuro-toji binding with fold-out metallic silver-coloured wrappers. Original title slip intact. Comes in original slipcase, with original slipcase title slip intact. Extremely light foxing to endpapers, otherwise near fine. 1 v., complete. , 18,  leaves + 6 unnumbered full-page illustrations. 23.3 x 17.9 cm. Text in Japanese.