Orihon (accordion) album with 36 mounted sheets (each 169 x 155 mm.), all within gold frames, each with calligraphy by Kuzuoka. Nobuyoshi KUZUOKA.
Orihon (accordion) album with 36 mounted sheets (each 169 x 155 mm.), all within gold frames, each with calligraphy by Kuzuoka.
Orihon (accordion) album with 36 mounted sheets (each 169 x 155 mm.), all within gold frames, each with calligraphy by Kuzuoka.
Orihon (accordion) album with 36 mounted sheets (each 169 x 155 mm.), all within gold frames, each with calligraphy by Kuzuoka.
Orihon (accordion) album with 36 mounted sheets (each 169 x 155 mm.), all within gold frames, each with calligraphy by Kuzuoka.

Orihon (accordion) album with 36 mounted sheets (each 169 x 155 mm.), all within gold frames, each with calligraphy by Kuzuoka.

Large thick 4to album (283 x 242 mm.), binding of modern silk. [Japan: early Edo, probably ca. 1700; recently remounted & bound].

The 36 mounted sheets in the album contain depictions of the 36 immortal poets (of which five are women), all with the calligraphy of Nobuyoshi Kuzuoka (1629-1717), a member of an aristocratic Kyoto family. He moved to Osaka to become an influential teacher of waka poetry and an important calligrapher.

Each poem has been written on square “poem cards” (shikishi), and each of our calligraphic specimens is illustrated. The other surviving calligraphic manuscripts of Kuzuoka on the same theme are not illustrated.

The final calligraphic sheet has a note stating “Minamoto Nobuyoshi,”which is another version of Kuzuoka’s name.

The sheets reveal some dampstaining and offsetting onto the facing image. A few have minor short tears or exhibit small rubbing or chipping or worming. Preserved in a modern wooden box.

Price: $3,950.00

Item ID: 7076

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