Itchiku Tsujigahana: Itchiku Kubota. 1995. VG SC English/French Kimono Exhibit..

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Itchiku Tsujigahana: Itchiku Kubota
Taylor, Paul Michael; Stephen Inglis; Tomoyuki Yamanobe; et al
Itchiku Tsujigahana
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Notes: Very Good 8vo 11" x 8 1/2" English and French language, light gray gatefolded pictorial softcover featuring Itchiku Kubota's artwork "San: Burning Sun" to front, black Japanese calligraphy to back, black lettering to front and spine, minor wear to edges, tips, spine, light shelfwear to front and back panels, writing on first page in blue and black pen: Washington D.C. February 3, 1996 [word in cursive], otherwise, crisp, tightly bound, and unmarked. [8] 132 + 4 pp., replete with full-color images, Introduction by Paul Michael Taylor and Stephen Inglis, essay by Itchiku Kubota, essay Tomoyuki Yamanobe, section "In the Footsteps of Tsujigahana", Chronology, List of Illustrations, and section "Itchiku Tsujigahana: The Manufacturing Process. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Homage to Nature: Landscape Kimonos by Itchiku Kubota" at Canadian Museum of Civilization in Quebec from June 2 to October 29, 1995, then to The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. from November 16, 1995 to April 7, 1996. From the Introduction: "As Mr. Kubota recounts in this book, at the age of twenty he visited the Tokyo National Museum and happened upon an example of the long-abandoned 'tsujigahana' technique of Japanese textile patterning that had been in vogue in the 15th and 16th centuries. The unique aesthetic affect of this lost technique so fascinated Itchiku Kubota that he later devoted himself to it." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.