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Yamamoto SHOUN "Kochi Museum Special Exhibition" 2006 Woodblock Print Book

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”Yamamoto Shoun: Special Exhibition Collection of the Museum of Art, Kochi.” Japan: 2006, First Edition, PB, dj, 30 x 23 cm, 92 pp, color reproductions, Japanese text - but the list of prints and data also in English.

Kochi was the birthplace of Shoun, often considered the first Shin-Hanga woodblock print artist, and the Kochi Museum of Art has the world's most important collection of his art. This book is the best resource on this important late 19th/early 20th century artist whose career straddled the Meiji, Taisho and Shin-Hanga periods. Containing all of Shoun's important woodblock prints, including the bijin prints for which he is most renowned, the prints which were important precursors to the famed shin-hanga bijin prints of Goyo, Shinsui, and Kotondo. In later life Shoun primarily produced paintings and many of greatest are included here as well. This book was published in association with the Ota Ukiyoe Museum where the works were exhibited. Unlikely to ever be reprinted.

Condition: Excellent, just like new. Crisp and shiny with a perfect unbent binding.

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