Antique Rare Japanese Woodblock Print Creper Paper Book Chirimen-bon. Rhymes and life scenes of Japan, calendar for 1903. Covers are a little tatty but the prints inside are in remarkable condition except for the page with September's wording which has small v shaped damage to page (shown in photo) and a slight indentation towards the beginning of book (shown in photo).
A rare and beautiful piece of Japanese history! Hasegawa Takejir (18531938) was an innovative Japanese publisher specializing in books in European languages on Japanese subjects. Hasegawa employed leading foreign residents as translators and noted Japanese artists as illustrators, and became a leading purveyor of export books and publications for foreign residents in Japan. The term chirimen-bon refers to books that were made by crinkling washi i. Japanese paper printed with the contents i.
Text and/or pictures before binding them Japanese-style as pages. They are called Crepe-paper books in English. Typically, the text was illustrated by a Japanese illustrator in accordance with the plot, and hand-carved woodblocks were used for manual printing on high-grade washi, which was crinkled before binding. The item "Antique Rare Japanese Woodblock Print Crepe Paper Book Chirimenbon Hasegawa 1903" is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2019.This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "shinkaichi" and is located in Carmarthen. This item can be shipped worldwide.