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Sekino Jun'ichiro, Japanese, (1914–1988)
Yurei no Sho (Book of Ghosts), 1950
Ink on paper
5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (14.61 x 11.43 cm)


Object Type: Book
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2022.1.39


Medium
Pictorial handmade boards stitched spine Japanese style. Handmade paper double pages throughout. Each page with woodblocks in color.

Object Description
This book is made in memory of the author's old friend who disappeared with broken heart leaving him a ghost picture, which was so ferocious that he could not look at it again. The author tried to make his ghosts look as gruesome as possible.

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