1981. Item #90500
Kanamori Yoshio 金守世士夫, artist and Uruma Motomi 漆間元三, writer. Toyama no Matsuri とやまの祭り. Shōwa 昭和 56 . Published by Kosankai 湖山会. n.p. 100 of a limited edition of 150 copies. Single volume 14.5 x 23cm bound fukuro toji housed in a portfolio 14.5 x 23.5cm with a printed title slip. Cover has colorful woodblock with title.12 monochrome and polychrome original woodblock prints, accompanied by Japanese text on the facing page, chronicle the festivals of Toyama by month, beginning with January.
Kanamori Yoshio 金守世士夫 (1922-2016) was a student of renowned woodblock artist Munakata 棟方志功. His prints of traditional Japanese landscapes, pictorial and natural, and natural and cultural images are effused with a sense of nostalgia.
Uruma Motomi 漆間元三 has written several books on the culture and traditions of his birthplace, Toyama Prefecture, including its festivals, and the surrounding areas.
Foxing on front wrapper on border of woodcut, not affecting artwork, and foxing on rear wrapper as well.