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Hōkyū gafu (Hōkyū's sketchbook)
A hand-painted album of landscapes and people, Mizunotoushi (Kaei 6 (1853) or Taishō 2 (1913)).
US$650.00
▶ Paintings & Scrolls
An Edo period fortune lottery (omikuji) box
In working condition, ca. mid to late Edo period (1700-1850s?).
US$1,800.00
▶ Others
Ukiyo nanabake ezukushi (Illustrated compilation of seven shapeshifters of the floating world)
An unrecorded book of obake: revenge of the household utensils, ca. mid-Edo period (1740-60s)?
US$2,500.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Taiheiki mochisake gassen (Chronicle of peace: battle of rice and sake) (with) Setaiheiki: garakuta-banashi (Chronicle of household peace: stories of miscellaneous utensils) (and) Setaiheiki: kanryaku no maki (Chronicle of household peace: abridged sectio
A household Taiheiki, featuring characters made of kitchen utensils, ca. Tenpō 9 (1838).
US$550.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Kokkei manga (Humorous sketches)
Santō Kyōden's humorous patterns for textiles, Bunsei 6 [1823].
US$2,800.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
An unidentified pictorial sutra
A late Edo example of a Heart Sutra for illiterate people, ca. mid to late Edo period (19th century?).
US$2,500.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
An untitled Edo period eshingyō
The Heart Sutra in logograms, for illiterate people, ca. mid to late Edo period (18th century?).
US$3,000.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Dōka kokoro no sugatami (Moral poems: mirror of the soul)
Moral teachings and 'heart' motifs, preface dated Kaei 2 (1849).
US$350.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Dōka kokoro no utsushi-e (Moral poems: reflections of the soul)
Didactic poems featuring hidden characters, preface dated Bunsei 10 (1827).
US$250.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
An unidentified woodblock-printed book of moji-e
By an unidentified illustrator, ca. mid Edo period (1680-1780s)?
US$2,800.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
A manuscript report of the death of the Christian 'Uheiji'
The record of the death of a Japanese Christian, Kyōhō 11 (1726).
US$450.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Naniwa miyage (Souvenirs from Naniwa)
Humorous rankings, word-games, general knowledge, puns, and more, ca. late Edo period (1850s?).
US$780.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Banshoku tejōchin (Hand-lanterns for all sorts of professions)
On commercial calligraphy: the emergence of Edo-moji, ca. late Edo to early Meiji period (1850-70s?).
US$780.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Sodetama kyōkashū (Sleeve-sized collection of kyōka poems)
A Biwa-ren collection of 'mad poems', illustrated by Katsushika Hokutai, Bunka 3-4 (1806-7).
US$1,230.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Onna imagawa oshie no tamazusa: shinkoku kaisei (Precepts for women and teachings in excellent compositions: newly cut and amended)
Lessons for young women, Tenpō 14 [1843].
US$190.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Goshomotsu (Books)
A bookseller's advertisement, ca. late Edo to early Meiji period (1830-60s?).
US$170.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Ōmi hakkei (Eight views of Ōmi)
The Eight Views of Ōmi, by an unidentified artist, ca. late Edo to early Meiji period (1840-70s).
US$1,680.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Sanzesō Izumo tōzachō (The book of divination: a current register of things in Izumo)
Love fortunes: divination on the compatibility of men and women, Kōka 3 (1846).
US$1,815.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Minoya kasaya hana no yukifuri (A straw raincoat shop and an umbrella store: a snowfall of flowers)
A new take on an old tale, now featuring a giant octopus, 1815
US$1,815.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Shakuyakutei bunshū (Collection of writings by Shakuyakutei)
Prose by Shakuyakutei, illustrated by Yanagawa Shigenobu II, 1834
US$735.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Shunkyōshū: kyōka eiri (Collection of spring fancies: illustrated kyōka poems)
Mad poems, illustrated by Harukawa Goshichi, 1816
US$2,200.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Hōgaku kyōka kōkyōshū (The sun collection of donated kyōka)
A selection of Hanazono-ren kyōka, illustrated by Hokkei and his pupil, 1830
US$1,890.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
On John Manjiro, one of the first Japanese residents of the US
Ikoku monogatari: Nakanohama Manjirō (Story of a foreign country: Nakanohama Manjirō), Kaei 5 (1852).
US$2,215.00
▶ Japanese Literature
A red-light parody of pedagogical maxims
Odoke Jitsugokyō: irozato machijū anazukushi, shohen (A witty Jitsugokyō: all sorts of tales from around the pleasure quarters, first part), Tenpō 2 (1831)
US$585.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Japan's most famous beauty bible
Miyako fūzoku kewaiden (Cosmetic customs of the capital), preface dated Bunka 10 (1813)
US$1,345.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Ehon tatsu no miyako (Picture book of the dragon`s capital)
A children's picture book set in an underwater world, ca. Meiwa period to An`ei period (1760-70s).
US$2,245.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
The battle of an eggplant and a bonito over a potato-courtesan
Satoka yoi Ōpira no sakae: uosei hatsumono (Villages and houses on night duty and Ōpira`s honour: the first catch of milt), An`ei 6 (1777)
US$4,600.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
The surface of the water
Mizu no omo shū, postscript dated Tenpō 2 (1831)
US$3,050.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Hand-painted inrō designs
A manuscript album of designs for inrō and other objects, ca. late Edo period (1830-50s?).
US$1,550.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Shoke jimonshiki (Woven pattern styles of various families)
Unconventional designs for artisans and craftspeople, ca. mid-Edo period (1760-70s)].
US$2,200.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Hauta Songs Illustrated by Kunimaro
Shinpan Hauta Yosebon (A Storyteller's Book of Hauta Songs, Newly Published), ca. late Edo period (1840s?)
US$485.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Famous Songs Remixed, Featuring Ahodarakyō
Title unidentified, ca. late Edo period (1840-60s?)
US$305.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
A compilation of things that don't exist
Naimono-zukushi, ca. late Edo period (1820-50s?).
US$305.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Humorous Phrases
Shinpan Ji-amari Shin-monku (New Ji-amari Phrases, Newly Published), ca. Bunka 7 (1810)?
US$515.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Phrases to Ward Off Sleep
Nemuke-zamashi Hitori-tanoshimi Hitotsutose-bushi (Hitotsutose Songs to Enjoy Alone and to Shake Off Sleepiness), ca. late Edo period (1820-50s)?
US$305.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Fist-Songs on the Red-light District
Shinpan Irozato Ken'uta Ukarebushi (Red-light District Fist-songs, Newly Published), ca. late Edo period (1830-50s)?
US$305.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Short Gobbledygook Songs
Dōgu-zukushi Sucharaka-pokupoku Yoshikono-bushi (Various Tools, Gobbledygook Yoshikono Ballads), ca. late Edo period (1830-50s)?]
US$125.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Short Love Songs Performed by Geisha
Shinpan Geisha Hauta (Geishas' Short Songs, Newly Published), ca. late Edo period (1830-50s)?]
US$305.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
Oshiegusa Yoshiwara Suzume (The Lesson of the Yoshiwara Sparrow)
A Booklet of Lyrics for a Song on the Pleasure Quarters, ca. mid Edo period (1800-30s)?
US$265.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
On the Jesuits, Organtino, and Fabian Fucan
Kirishitan Kikigaki [A Verbatim Account of the Christians], [Ca. late Edo to early Meiji period (1850-70s)?].
US$685.00
▶ Japanese Literature
A magnified view of the moon, complete with ships
Ranjin tokoromi gachirin shinzu [True image of the moon, as observed by the Dutch], [ca. mid to late Edo period (18th century to early 19th century)].
US$5,865.00
▶ Paintings & Scrolls
A manuscript on the Moluccas, for the first time identified as a translation of François Valentijn's Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën (1724) and attributed to Nagasaki's Senior Interpreter Yoshio Kōsaku, friend of Titsingh, Thunberg, and Shiba Kōkan
Morikosu shotō wage daiichi [translated explanation of the Moluccas, first part], [ca. mid to late Edo period (1780-1830s)?].
US$5,865.00
▶ Translations of Western Texts
A parody of the Chinese classics, by Santō Kyōden
Santō kokkei monzen [A collection of Santō's comical writings], [Preface dated Kansei 2 (1790)].
US$1,915.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Humorous Tales from Chinese History
Kokkei Retsuden ["Biographies of Jesters"], Kansei 12 [1800].
US$2,865.00
▶ Others
Untitled tsuba
An Awa Shōami sword guard patterned with books, ca. late Edo period (18th to mid-19th century).
US$3,900.00
▶ Others
A Book-Shaped Sword Fitting
Untitled Menuki, ca. 17~19 century.
US$710.00
▶ Others
Reihō mankintan ["Sacred tiger balm"]
An advertisement designed to resemble a leaf from a book, ca. 18th to 19th century.
US$190.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera
On the Dutch Language, for Scholars of Medicine
A Path to Dutch Learning, 1810
US$865.00
▶ Translations of Western Texts
Sketches of Landscapes
Kitao Masayoshi's Masterpiece of Landscape Painting, 1813
US$985.00
▶ Classic Illustrated Books
Four Hansatsu
Four Hansatsu Notes, ca. 1732
US$145.00
▶ Prints and Ephemera

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Edo Period [1603-1853] Bakumatsu Period [1853-1868] Meiji Period [1868-1912] Taishō Period [1912-1926] Shōwa Period [1926-1989]

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