(JAPAN.) Daimyo scroll.
Japan : c. 1870Highly attractive and distinctly uncommon early Meiji-period scroll showing the flags of 29 daimyos (feudal lordships) and giving details of annual revenue (recorded in kokus of rice, approximately 280 litres, originally defined as enough to feed one person for one year), provinces, capitals of their respective territories (or han), and the cadet branch... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127747
(JAPAN - MILITARY UNIFORMS.) Kaisei rikugun fukusei zu [Army Dress Code Amendments].
Tokyo : 1875First edition of this uncommon catalogue of Meiji Restoration military uniforms, OCLC, locates just three copies, the National Diet Library, LoC, and University of Michigan. Clearly illustrates how the modernising Japanese Army adopted uniforms resembling those of their American Civil War advisors, and the French Third Empire. Early in the 1870s the... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 108323
(JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE.) Go Fusuma Mi Hon. [Fusuma handmade samples.]
Kyoto : c.1910Meiji-era salesman's sample catalogue with a selection of superb hand-stencilled paper and paper-backed silks for use on Japanese fusuma room dividing screens, some of them showing clear Arts & Crafts influence. The selection begins with two plain heavily textured papers, followed by three where designs are printed onto a bark-texured paper similar... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 103576