"Ginza Kaiwai" and "Ginza Haccho"

Japanese
1954
Shohachi Kimura (Japanese, 1893–1958)


Dimensions

Sheet (Ginza Kaiwai): 18.1 x 16.8 cm (7 1/8 x 6 5/8 in.) Overall (Ginza Kaiwai): 18.7 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm (7 3/8 x 6 7/8 x 7/8 in.) Sheet, folded accordion style (Ginza Hoccho): 19.1 x 476 cm (7 1/2 x 187 3/8 in.) Overall (Ginza Hoccho): 18.7 x 17.7 x 1 cm (7 3/8 x 6 15/16 x 3/8 in.) Case (original interior slipcase, 'Ginza Kaiwai'): 19.3 x 19 x 2.8 cm (7 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.) Original corrugated cardboard box, 2 vols.: 21.2 x 19.6 x 4.2 cm (8 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.373.1-3

Medium or Technique

Ginza Kaiwai: 334 pages, letterpress and offset lithography Ginza Haccho: One sheet folded in accordion style, with text and photographic offset lithography

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Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Two vols, quarto and folio. The first vol. illustrated throughout including 2 plates printed in colour, the second vol. with black and white photographic panorama folded in concertina, as issued. Two printed leaves laid-in. Two volumes contained in corrugated cardboard case.

Provenance

Acquired from an unknown book dealer by Rare Books Japan, Kyoto; 2011, sold by Rare Books Japan to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow Fund