Shueisha, 1977, Hardcover (in Slipcase), Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First Edition
white cloth covers; blue slipcase with colour illustrated paper coverings; blue end-papers; many b/w. & colour plate illustrations (some fold-out); Shiko Munakata (1903-1975) is regarded by many as one of the most significant modern Japanese artists of the twentieth century. His art work consists of paintings, prints, ceramics and calligraphy. At the age of 23 Munakata Shiko saw a woodblock print by Sumio Kawakami and decided to try woodblocks himself. Under the guidance of Unichi Hiratuka he learned the art of making moku-hanga - woodblock prints. Three years later he exhibited 4 woodblocks at the Shunyokai exhibition. Munakata was a practicing Buddhist. Many of his prints and paintings show religious subjects. Other subjects are taken from Japanese legends or from nature. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 147 pages. Text is in Japanese. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Black titles spine & front. slight wear to top edge of slipcase spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Japanese Art; Woodblock Prints; Woodcut Prints; Japan; Japanese Language; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3187.