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Children of the East (2 volumes)

Size: 30.0cm by 21.0cm (11.81 in by 8.27 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Utagawa Toyohiro

Era: Taisho | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 45,000$ 350.00£ 285.00€ 325.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This is a two-volume-set of the rare picture book “Children of the East”. Both volumes contain 6 pairs of prints (plus a cover print on the second volume), all designed by Utagawa Toyohiro. The first volume goes from January to June and the second from June to December.

Each spread depicts each month’s popular celebrations associated with specific temples or shrines and how life was in the city of Edo. A text and description in Japanese follow the prints.

Originally published by Izumiya Ichibei in 1804, this item was a reproduction published in 1917.

You can see entire book pages on this website.

The displayed dimension is each book size.


These books are toned and have foxing spots.

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