[EHON] Kikuchi Yōsai 菊池容斎. Kikuchi Yōsai Gafu 菊池容斎画譜. 2 vols., Tokyo, Meiji 24 , Ōkura Magobei. String bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Printed paper title labels, silk covered flexible covers. The remains of the original publisher's portfolio covers are present, though the hinges are split. The books themsselves are very good, in like colors and impression. Color woodcut illustrations. Yōsai was familiar with the idioms of both Japanese and Western art. Not a particularly common work, Mitchell had not seen a copy but references Brown. Yōsai was enormously longlived (1788-1878) and infliuential, with many important students to whom he stressed the importance of independence and individual creativity.