Buddhist Monk with a Shakujo Illustrated Book

by Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Buddhist Monk with a Shakujo Illustrated Book by Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Original Japanese Woodblock Print Book
Buddhist Monk with a Shakujo Illustrated Book

Series; The Eight Lives of Buddha, a Japanese Library (Shakka hasso Yamato bunko)
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The Eight Lives of Buddha, a Japanese Library - Handsome illustrated book from the series "The Eight Lives of Buddha, a Japanese Library" (Shakka hasso Yamato bunko), a novel based on the life of Buddha that was released in installments. The series features full color covers and 8 black and white diptychs along with one or two single panel prints, the images surrounded by text. Both Toyokuni III and Kunisada II created designs for the series. Some covers feature deluxe printing techniques such as embossing or bokashi shading. An interesting genre of Edo era woodblock prints.

Artist - Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - Cover 7" x 4 5/8"; black and white diptychs 6 3/8" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Cover with good color and detail as shown. Slight soiling and creasing. Inside pages have soiling, creasing, and rubbing at edges. Several pages have large stains at corners. Please see photos for details.

Buddhist Monk with a Shakujo Illustrated Book by Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Buddhist Monk with a Shakujo Illustrated Book by Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Buddhist Monk with a Shakujo Illustrated Book by Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Buddhist Monk with a Shakujo Illustrated Book by Toyokuni III /Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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