1964. Item #91096
JAPANESE PAPERMAKING] GOTO Seikichiro 後藤清吉郎. KAMI NO TABI. 紙の旅 Tokyo, Bijutsu Shuppansha. Shôwa 39 . Large oblong folio in washi covers, 33.5 x 44.3 cm. #181 of 300cc. Illustrated beautifully in katazome throughout. The illustrations as well as the text are by Gôtô, a fine artist as well as one of the most eminent scholars of Japanese papermaking. Besides the textual illustrations there are a large number of full page color prints which are lovely indeed. Paper samples are tipped in, the book is printed on handmade paper, bound in it and enclosed in it, as the clasped case is washi over boards, as well. The text, in Japanese, is scholarly, succinct and informative. All in all, a truly remarkable work. One print has some foxing, else a near fine copy.