Good condition, see description
Woodblock print book by Shū, Kōshi (?-?) (Meiji reproduction) - "Shitai sewa senjimon" 四体世話千字文 - Japan - 1878 (Meiji 11)
The book is continuous length of paper,not a scroll but folded in concertina fashion,that when open is about three feet long. bound at each end by soft wood (balsa) panels.
On each page is a phrase or word written by brush,back ink on write rice paper,repeated in an adjacent column in negative form(write on black) all beautiful done., It states the year is 11th year of the Meiji Emperor of Japan.
Second edition. This would be 1878.(he was born in 1852 and reigned from Feb 1867 to 30th July 1912).The book is 140 years old.
Written in traditional Chinese
Dimensions: approx, 20cm x 8.5cm x 1.5cm.
For another impression of this book see the Waseda University online collection:
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