[Untitled Album of the Activities of the Washi Research Institute)]
[Uemura, Rokurō (compiled by)].
[Japan, ca. mid-Shōwa period (1950s)].
A scrapbook of tipped-in photographs and fabric samples compiled by Uemura Rokurō, a renowned researcher of dyeing and weaving. The scrapbook includes pictures of Dr. Hans Drissler (who founded the Japan Paper Import Company in 1924), Bernard Leach (together with the famous potter Shōji Hamada), and members of the Washi Research Institute. The Washi Research Institute was founded in 1936, and the first issue of its magazine, Washi Kenkyū, was published in 1939. Members of the group included Uemura himself, Shinmura Izuru, Tōdō Yūhan, Tokushi Yūshō, Ōzawa Shinobu, and others. Other pictures in the album depict papermaking, dyeing, and weaving activities.
One volume, presumed complete. Original boards with tipped-in stencil-printed papers. Small marks, minor discolouration, and waving to card leaves. [27 leaves, including free endpapers]. 30 x 25.5 cm.