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Start Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:00:01 PM
End Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:00:00 PM
Early Bird: 15% commission instead of 20% if you place 5 first-time bids within the first 36 hours in this auction.
This auction offers original Japanese prints from the Edo and Meiji period, the Shin hanga and Sosaku hanga art movement, and modern Japanese prints after 1945 to contemporary.
"E-hon", literary means a picture book, is the Japanese traditional book mostly bounded in the unique "fukuro-toji" method... Nothing to do with "E-book" (book in electronic format), by the way. From the ancient times, especially during Edo period, the vast number of the middle class people enjoyed the popular literature in small formats, the travel guides, poetry, history and others for their leisure time. Especially popular genre was the "Manga", which showed mostly the illustrations of many different things just to see and enjoy. Although "fukuro-toji" and other traditional binging methods have been obsolete for the commercial book production, the traditional e-hon format can be seen still in the specialty books and albums.
In this auction, the coveted picture book, "Seitei Kacho Gafu" by Seitei Watanabe, the picture album; "Kyo Meisho"; exquisitely produced with the finest woodblock printing technique and material by Unsodo, the very nicely done "koguchi mokuhan" print album by Kanichi Muto, the popular Suikoden series by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and other interesting assortments of books are offered.
E-hon - Japanese Traditional Books | Auction Catalog
Tokiwa gozen is fleeing in a snowy day. She is holding the infant son (later known as Minamoto Yoshitsune) and is accompanied by two elder sons.
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Ehon are old, illustrated Japanese books. Although they are very similar to ukiyo-e - Japanese woodblock prints - ehon are still pretty much undiscovered as collector's items. This article is a short overview on ehon for those who are not familiar with the subject.
Ehon - Old, Japanese Books