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Takehara Shunchosai, Japanese, (active 1772–1818)
Famous Places of Kyoto, Vol. 1, 1786
Ink on paper
10 1/8 x 7 5/16 in. (25.65 x 18.54 cm)

Object Type: Book
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2014.1.33

"Miyako Meisho Zue" (Famous Places of Edo) - this is volume 1 of 6. The Scripps collection contains the volumes from the set: 2003.6.67 and 2003.6.68

"Heian Joshu" This was the foremost guidebook describing the attractions and the temples in Kyoto. There are illustrations of "Dairi," the Myoren Temple, the Ishikami Shrine, Horikawa, Rokkakudo, etc.

Compiler: Akisato Rito Shoseki; illustrations: Takehara Shunchosai (active 1772-1800)
[Osaka: Kawachiya Tasuke, 1786]
Volume1: 3 sheets, preface signed Sugaware Tametoshi, dated Anei 9
(1780); 1 p. blank 1 sheet, notes; 1 sheet, table of contents, 39 sheets (numbered 6/7/8-46), text and line illustrations.
**Toda 334

This work was printed on very thin, translucent Japanese paper in double construction. The book is in black and white.

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