Woodblock Prints by Japanese Children.

Tokyo: Hoshi Ink Co., 1968. First edition. Handmade rice paper stab-sewn. Folio, Contains nine prints, hand-made by the artists themselves, who were in grades 1-9 at the time. Each print has a facing page of tissue paper with information about the artist and an essay describing the subject and the printing techniques used. There is a signed introductory essay by the editor about the project and the larger context of art education in Japan; and a preface by Khiko Munakata, noted art scholar. Pages are ordered back-to-front in Japanese style, but contents of each text page are in English and read left-to-right in normal English fashion. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #5072

Scarce. This is an exquisite handmade book, with several varieties of Japanese paper, including handmade papers used for paste-downs and flyleaves.

Price: $500.00

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