~~ Book 1909060623 ~~

One Hundred Masterpieces of
Japanese Pictorial Art

Published by Shimbi Shoin
Volume 1, 1909

Condition. This is Volume 1 only of a two volume set. The book is in Very Good condition. The bottom right corner is bumped. There is evidence of waterstaining on the inside back cover but not anywhere else in the books. The plates are clean and free of faults. The folding case is in Good condition with splitting along some seams and the two clasps missing.

 
Masaki, Naohiko (Preface/Editor):
One Hundred Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Art Selected by Members of the Faculty of the Tokyo Fine Art School, Shimbi Shoin (13 Shinsakana-Cho, Kyobashi-Ku), 1909, first edition, Volume 1 only of a 2 volume set, folio (19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 49.5 x 34 cm), silk covered boards, blue string tied, spine covered in decorated silk, detailed table of plates, 50 plates in color and monochrome, pictorial cloth boards, black on bronze, paper labels on front covers, clasped chitsu case for each volume. Introduction of 23 pages, 50 plates (6 in color). The color plates are color woodcuts and are tipped in. The monochrome plates are black and white collotypes printed directly onto the page. Maohiko Masaki, the editor/preface writer, was the Director of the Tokyo Fine Arts School at the time of publication. In Volume 1 there is a 2 page preface, a three page table of plates and 23 text pages (11 Chapters) discussing the various periods (593~1867) of the art reproduced in the plates. Each plate is on thick, high quality, paper stock and protected by a descriptive tissue guard. The non-plate/tissue guard pages are double (folded over uncut) pages.

The set was republished in 1913 and that edition has approximately twice as many color plates.

Title Page, Volume 1.

Picture of the folding case is here.

 

Details of Contents

  • Preface (2 pages)

  • List of Plates [Table with Plate Number, Subject, Artist, School, Period and Source]

  • Chapter I. The Oharida Period. With Empress Suiko's Regin (593-628), as its Middle Point.
  • Chapter II. The Asuka Period. From Emperor Jomei To Emperor Mommu (629-707).
  • Chapter III. Nara Period. From Empress Gemmyo to Emperor Konin (708-781).
  • Chapter IV. Heian Ocho Period. After Emperor Kwammu Till Emperor Koko (782-888), Inclusive.
  • Chapter V. Fujiwara Period. From Emperor Uda to Emperor Konoye (889-1155), Inclusive.
  • Chapter VI. Heike Period. From Emperor Go-Shirakawa to Emperor Antoku (1156-1185), Inclusive.
  • Chapter VII. Kamakura Period. From Emperor Go-Taba to Emperor Go-Daigo (1186-1333), Inclusive.
  • Chapter VIII. Ashikaga Period. From Emperor Go-Daigo to Emperor Ogimachi (1334-1572), Inclusive.
  • Chapter IX. Ashikaga Period. Section II.
  • Chapter X. Toyotomi Period. Between Tensho and Keicho (1573-1602).
  • Chapter XI. Tokugawa Period. From Genna Keio (1603-1867), Inclusive.
  • (Chapters I~XI are on numbered pages 1-23)

 
~~Plates, Volume 1~~
* = Color (6)  -   ** = Folding (2)


    Subject                                     Artist
1.  Mitsuda Paintings on the Portable 
     Shrine, Tamamushi Zushi .................. Unknown 
    

2.  Portrait of Prince Regent Shotoku ......... Unknown  *
    

3.  Wall-Painting of Kondo .................... Unknown

4.  Sri-devi .................................. Unknown  *
    

5.  Ryumyo Bosatsu ............................ Kobo Daishi  *
    

6.  Aka Fudo Myo-o ............................ Said to be by Chisho Daishi

7.  Kwannon and Seishi ........................ Unknown

8.  Amitabha and Bodhisattva coming to meet   
     the Spirits of the Blessed ............... Yeshin Sozu **

9.  Sakyamuni preaching after His Resurrection  Unknown
    

10. Amitabha and Bodhisattva coming to meet   
     Tamenari the Spirits of the Blessed ...... Unknown

11. Fugen Bosatsu ............................. Unknown

12. Landscape ................................. Unknown

13. Sakyamuni's Entrance into Nirvana ......... Unknown

14  Caricatures ............................... Toba Sojo
    

15. Shigisan Engic ............................ Said to be by Toba Sojo

16. Kujaku Myo-o .............................. Unknown

17. Fan-Paper, on which are Pictures and over 
     them Passages from a Sutra are written ... Unknown  *
    

18. Frontispiece to a Sutra-roll .............. Unknown

19. Picture-roll illustrating Genji Monogatari. Said to be by Fujiwara Takayoshi

20. Picture-roll relating to Tomono Dainagon .. Said to be by Tosa Mitsunaga

21. Portrait of Minamotono Yoritomo ........... Fujiwara Takanobu
    

22. Portrait of the Poet, Yamabe-no Akahito ... Fujiwara Nobuzane

23. Kitano Tenjin Engi ........................ Said to be by Fujiwara Nobuzane

24. Picture-roll illustrating the Diary of 
     Murasaki Shikibu ......................... Said to be by Fujiwara Nobuzane  *
     

25. Heiji Monogatari .......................... Said to be by Sumiyoshi Keion

26. Saigyo Monogatari ......................... Said to be by Tosa tsunetaka

27. Ippen Shonin Eden ......................... En-i

28. Honen Shonin Engi ......................... Said to be by Tosa Kunitaka

29. Seiryu Gongen ............................. Unknown  *
    

30. Gatten .................................... Takuma Shoga

31. Kasuga Gongen Kenki ....................... Takashina Takakane

32. The Panoramic Record of the Battles of     
     the Later Three Years .................... Korehisa
 
33. Yuzu Nembutsu Engi ........................ Tosa Yukihide

34. Portrait of Shoichi Kokushi ............... Mincho

35. Kanzan .................................... Kao

36. Kitano Tenjin Engi ........................ Tosa Mitsunobu

37. A Man catching a Catfish with a Gourd ..... Josetsu

38. Landscape ................................. Shubun

39. Spring Landscape .......................... Oguri Sotan

40. Rinzai .................................... Soga Jasoku
    

41. Mio-no Matsubara .......................... Noami

42. Waterfall ................................. Geiami  **

43. Landscape ................................. Soami

44. Landscape ................................. Kei-Shoki

45. Landscape ................................. Sesshu

46. Landscape ................................. Shugetsu

47. Shu Moshuku admiring Lotus-Flowers ........ Kano Masanobu

48. Landscape ................................. Kano Motonobu

49. Hotei ..................................... Kano Yukinobu

50. Wintry Landscape .......................... Sesson

Colophon
    
Printed:  Meiji 42 (1909).12.1
Distributed:  Meiji 42 (1909).12.5


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