Kamizaki Sunao かみざきすなほ, artist (also Kanzaki Onjun, Kanzaki Sunao 神﨑温順), artist. Chimei Ateji Ehon 地名宛字絵本, Jinmei Ateji Ehon 人名宛字絵本, Bunbutsu Ateji Ehon 文物宛字絵本 (# 58 of 300). Nippon Kosho Tsūshinsha 日本古書通信社, publisher. 3 small orihon folding albums 8 x 6cm covered in olive (Chimei), blue (Jinmei) and brown (Bunbutsu) paper, each with its own topic: Place Names (Chimei Ateji Ehon 地名宛字絵本), Personal Names (Jinmei Ateji Ehon 人名宛字絵本) and Products of Culture and Civilization (Bunbutsu Ateji Ehon 文物宛字絵本). Paste-downs in a variation of the front board covers. Each is numbered 58 of a limitation of 300 on its colophon and housed in a matching 8 x 6.2cm chitsu with clasp and printed title slip flush left. By stencil artist Kamizaki Sunao かみざきすなほ (also Kanzaki Onjun, Kanzaki Sunao 神﨑温順) (1932 - ).
Place Names (Chimei Ateji Ehon) - green boards - The right hand page features the name of the place stenciled vertically in red katakana with stenciled dark blue Japanese text on one side. The facing page has a stencil color portrait of the place featured, some with Japanese text. Paris, Venice and Kilimanjaro are three of the ten notable locations included.
Personal Names (Jinmei Ateji Ehon) - blue boards - The right hand page features the name of the individual stenciled vertically in red katakana with stenciled gray and black Japanese text on either side. The facing page has a stencil portrait in brown tones of the person featured, with their name in English text below it. Pythagoras, Shakespeare and Isaac Newton are three of the ten notable personages included.
Products of Culture and Civilization (Bunbutsu Ateji Ehon) - brown boards - The right hand page features the name of the cultural product stenciled vertically in red with black text on one side and the name in English text in gray stenciled horizontally below. The facing page has a multicolor stencil of the product. Lamp, Kiss and Hotel are three of the most easily recognized cultural contributions included.
Though not miniature books by Western standards, in Japanese terms these are mamehon 豆本. A few pages are faded with white ink applied to the ‘Pisa’ right hand page near the fold. Fading of chitsu and boards. Lovely artwork with good printing and cross cultural significance.