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Sôsaku monyô-shû (A Collection of Creative Designs)

Sôsaku monyô-shû - portfolio cover with images on front and back

Shôwa era
Compiled by Yoshimura Kô'ichirô (Japanese), Artist Shimada Kai (Japanese), Artist Wada Eisaku (Japanese, 1874–1959), Artist Wada Sanzô (Japanese, 1883–1967), Artist Watanabe Kôji (Japanese)


Overall (blue portfolio): 47.5 x 35 x 3 cm (18 11/16 x 13 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.) Image (front cover): 39.5 x 30.8 cm (15 9/16 x 12 1/8 in.) Image (back cover): 40 x 31 cm (15 3/4 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Navy blue cloth portfolio with a laid down color woodblock-printed cover and back page

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Portfolio holding title page, three prefatory text pages, fifty color woodblock prints, and one printed end page


2012, sold by a Tokyo-area dealer to Boston Book Company; 2012, sold by Boston Book Company to the MFA. (Accesson Date: March 28, 2012)

Credit Line

John Ware Willard Fund