"Fine Art of the Far East - Japanese Pictures"


Ty Bijutsu Taikwan


Masterpieces Selected from the
Fine Arts of the Far East, 8 Volume Set
Published by Shimbi Shoin, 1909

(Deluxe Edition)

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Index for Fine Art of the Far East - Japanese Paintings, 8 Volume Set
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History (Text) Vol
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Vol I-IV
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Table of Contents Covers and Cases Statistics

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Omura, Seigai (Introductory Volume)
Tajima, Shiichi (Editor):
History of Japanese Pictorial Art With Explanatory Notes on and Critical Descriptions of Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Arts of the Far East (Ty Bijutsu Taikwan) (1 volume) and Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Art of the Far East (Ty Bijutsu Taikwan), (7 volumes), (Deluxe Edition, 8 volume set), The Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo (13 Shinsakana-cho, Kyobashi-ku), 1909, folio (19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 50 x 34 cm), 1 history (text) volume (182 pages with numerous collotype and woodcut illustrations) and 7 volumes of art reproductions with 485 plates (145 are color woodblock prints and 340 are black and white collotypes), bound Japanese style, decorated cloth, purple silk threads, two edges gilt (top & bottom). Fifteen plates are folding (3 color woodblocks and 12 black and white collotypes). This Deluxe Edition contains more color plates than the regular edition and many of the color woodblock plates are executed on silk. It is not designated "Deluxe" on the title page and that is determined by the number of color woodblock plates and the fact that several are on silk.

These 8 volumes were part of a set of 16 volumes (8 volumes - Japanese paintings, 5 volumes - Chinese paintings and 3 volumes - sculptures). In a catalogue published before the publication of the set the Shimbi Shoin advertised the set (16 volumes) stating that it was limited to 500 sets in two grades. In the Shimbi Shion catalogue published ca 1908 the "Japanese series (Eight volumes or folios)" was priced at 37 (deluxe - ") and 31 (regular). In the catalogue the Shimbi Shoin company made the following comments:

The works which we propose reproducing cannot easily be seen by the public: those which belong to the Imperial Household and are quite inaccessible to people generally; and the same may be said of the Fine Art treasures belonging to Temples, Shrines, Private Collections in the Houses of Nobility. When all these circumstances are carefully considered, we are convinced that the public will think that this series is not unduly expensive.

In a 1922 catalogue the complete set was priced at 1,300 yen (deluxe) and 1,000 yen (regular) and the number. The limit of 500 sets was restated. The catalogue stated the ordinary edition (all 16 volumes) had 130 color plates all on ordinary paper and the deluxe edition with 200 color plates and where the original was printed on silk, it is reproduced on silk in the deluxe edition.

Summary of the Contents
of the 8 Volumes

  • History (text) Volume, 182 pp.

  • Volume I - Japanese Painting of the Oharida, Asuka, Nara & Heian Periods (Including Ocho, Fujiwara and Heike Days), plates 1-77.

  • Volume II - Japanese Paintings of the Kamakura, plates 78-135.

  • Volume III - Japanese Paintings Comprising Picture Rolls, Buddhistic Pictures, Portraits and Other Forms and the Paintings in Sung and Yuang Styles of the Ashikaga Period, plates 136-193.

  • Volume IV - Japanese Paintings Comprising Paintings of the Sesshu and Kano School of the Ashikawa Period, and of the Kaihoku, Unkoku, Hasegawa, and Various Other Minor Schools of the Toyotomi Period, plates 194-266.

  • Volume V - Japanese Paintings Comprising Paintings of the Kano, Kaihoku, Unkoku, Hasegawa, Soga, Tosa and Korin Schools of the Tokugawa Period, plates 267-338.

  • Volume VI - Japanese Paintings Japanese Paintings Comprising Paintings of the Ukiyoye, Maruyama, Shijo, Kishi and Other Independent Schools of the Tokugawa Period, plates 339-406.

  • Volume VII - Japanese Paintings Comprising Paintings of the Ming and Ch'ing Schools of the Tokugawa Period, plates 407-485.

Woodblock plates are tipped to very thick high quality paper plates that have die sunk (recessed) areas for the woodblock print. The collotype plates are printed directly on medium thick high quality paper. The folding collotype plates are on high quality thin pager. Each plate (or unit of plates when similar plates were grouped together by the editor) is protected by a tissue guard with text in English and Japanese which describes the art and artist and the source/location of the relic. Each volume comes with a protective decorative cloth folding slipcase with ivory clasps.

Details of Contents


Volume V
Plates 267-338

Japanese Paintings Comprising Paintings of the Kano,
Kaihoku, Unkoku, Hasegawa, Soga, Tosa and Korin
Schools of the Tokugawa Period
(Complete Listing of Plates, Volume V, click here).

267-268	 Landscapes  (Kano Koi)
269	 Moored Boats  (Kano Koi)
270	 Water Fowl  (Kano Sansetsu)
271	 Courtiers  (Kano Tannyu)
272-273  Great Pine-trees and Eagles  (Kano Tannyu)

274      Portrait of Shoki  (Kano Tannyu)

275      Portrait of Murasaki Shikibu  (Kano Tannyu)
276	 A Heron on a Moored Boat  (Kano Naonobu)
277	 Jizo Bosatsu  (Kano Tsunenobu)
278      Phoenix and Paulownia  (Kano Tsunenobu)
279	 A Farm-house  (Kuzumi Morikage)
280-281  Landscapes  (Kuzumi Morikage)
282-284  Farm Scenes  (Kuzumi Morikage)
285      Makoso no Seki  (Kuzumi Morikage)
286	 Long-armed Monkeys caching at the Moon

287      Osho-kun  (Kuzumi Morikage)

288	 Semimaru  (Hanabusa Itcho)
289      A Shower  (Kuzumi Morikage)
290      Sports of the Four Seasons  (Kuzumi Morikage)
291	 The Four White-Haired Sages of Mount
         Shang-Shan  (Skokado)
292-293	 Mansions and Landscapes  (Kaihoku Yusetsu)
294	 Cormorant  (Miyamoro Niten)
295      Hotei looking at a Cock-fight  (Miyamoro Niten)
296	 Hawks and an Oak-tree  (Sogo Ni-Chokusan)
297-299	 Landscapes  (Soga Shohaku)

300      Hawk and Peonies  (Soga Shohaku)

301      Kwo Sekko and Cho Ryo  (Soga Shohaku)
302-304	 Quail and Millet  (Tosa Mitsuoki)
305      Phoenix and Paulownia  (Tosa Mitsuoki)
306	 Yoro Waterfall  (Tanaka Totsugen)

307	 Konkai Soshi  (Ukida Ikkei)

308-309	 Emperor Nintoku  (Okuda Tamctaka)
310	 Rabbit among Bush-clover  (Hon-ami Koyetsu)
311      Flowering Plants  (Hon-ami Koyetsu)
312-313	 Illustration to Genji Monogatari  (Tawaraya Sotatsu)
314-316  Illustrations to Genji Monogatari  (Tawaraya Sotatsu)
317-318  Gods of Wind and Thunder  (Tawaraya Sotatsu)
319      Herd of Deer  (Tawaraya Sotatsu)
320	 Narihira going Eastward  (Ogata Korin)

321      Narihira at Yatsuhashi, Mikawa  (Ogata Korin)

322      Nakakuni calling upon Kogo-no-Tsubone  (Ogata Korin)
323      Murasaki Shikibu   (Ogata Korin)
324-326  Autumnal Flowering Grasses  (Ogata Korin)
327	 A Cock  (Ogata Korin)
328	 Landscape  (Ogata Korin)
329	 Hahacho (a kind of Crow)  (Ogata Kenzan)
330	 Baskets of Grasses  (a kind of Crow)  (Ogata Kenzan)
331 	 The Six Master Poets  (Ogawa Haritsu)
332	 The Six Master Poets  (Watanabe Shiko)
333	 The Seven Sages in Bamboo Grove  (Watanabe Shiko)
334	 Autumnal Herbage  (Sakai Hoitsu)
335	 Pink Plum-Blossoms  (Sakai Hoitsu)
336	 Emperor Nitoku  (Sakai Hoitsu)
337-8	 Ripe Persimmons  (Suzuki Ki-itsu)


Volume VI
Plates 339-406

Japanese Paintings Comprising Paintings of the
Ukiyoye, Maruyama, Shijo, Kishi and Other
Independent Schools of the Tokugawa Period
(Complete Listing of Plates, Volume VI, click here).

339	 Illustration to Ise Monogatari  (Iwasa Shoi)
440-442  The Toyokuni Festival  (Iwasa Shoi)
443-444	 Picture-rolls of Costumes and Custom  (Hishikawa Moronobu)
345	 A Beauty  (Miyagawa Choshun)
346	 A Beauty looking at Cherry-Blossoms  (Nishikawa Sukenobu)
347	 A Beauty and a Little Girl  (Okumura Masanobu)
348	 Two Beauties and Iris Flowers  (Suzuki Harunobu)
349-350	 A Youth and a Beauty  (Isoda Koryusai)
351	 A Beauty under the Cherry-Blossoms  (Katsukawa Shunsho)
352	 Beauties at Their Recreations  (Utagawa Toyoharu)
353	 Autumnal Revels in a Lofty Mansion (Torii Kiyonaga)
354	 A Beauty and a Little Girl  (Kitagawa Utamaro)
355      Catching Fireflies  (Kitagawa Utamaro)

356	 A Beauty and a Little Girl  (Hosoda Yeishi)

357-358	 Beauties choosing Dresses  (Katsushika Hokusai)

359      Shoki  (Katsushika Hokusai)
360	 The Rope-bridge  (Ando Hiroshige)
361	 Hermits of Horai-san  (Maruyama Okyo)
362      Kaga no Chiyo  (Maruyama Okyo)
363-364  Bamboos  (Maruyama Okyo)
365-366  Carp  (Maruyama Okyo)
367      The Three Laughers  (Maruyama Okyo)

368      Hawk on a Pine-tree  (Maruyama Okyo)

369      Green Maple-leaves by a High Waterfall  (Maruyama Okyo)
370	 Bamboos and Barnyard Fowl  (Maruyama Ozui)
371	 Lady Pan walking with Lotus-steps  (Genki)
372	 Peacock  (Nagasawa Rosetsu)
373	 Peacock  (Yamaguchi Soken)
374	 A Pine-tree and a Crane  (Mori Tessan)
375	 A Wintry Forest at Sunset  (Goshun)
376-378  Boats under Willow-trees  (Goshun)
379-381	 Willow-trees and a Heron: Birds on
          Dead trees  (Goshun)
382      Flying Heron in the Rain  (Goshun)
383      Gnarled Pine-trees on the Sea-Beach  (Goshun)
384      Bamboo 'Sprouts  (Goshun)

385-386  Eguchi no Kimi  (Goshun)

387	 Autumnal Flowers  (Matsumura Keibun)
388      A Drooping Cherry-tree and a Pair of Doves  (Matsumura Keibun)
389      A Big Waterfall and a Single Crow  (Matsumura Keibun)
390	 Landscape and Horsemen  (Okamoto Toyohiko)
391      Fishing with a Net  (Okamoto Toyohiko)
392	 A Beauty  (Shibata Gito)
393	 A Heron on a Willow-tree in the Rain  (Nishiyama Hoyen)
394	 Li Po in His Cups  (Ganku)
395	 Three Beauties under Trees  (Ganku)
396	 Cranes among Bamboos  (Ganku)
397	 Autographic Portrait of Ganku  (Ganku)
398  	 Koma-mukai (Going to Meet the Tribute
	  Horses  (Gantai)
399	 Wild Geese and Rushes  (Kishi Renzan)

400	 A Couple of Barnyard Fowls and
	  Hydrangea  (Iro Jakuchu)

401	 Group of Blind Men  (Gessen)

402	 Mother Monkey and Her Little One  (Mori Sosen)

403	 A Couple of Monkeys  (Mori Sosen)
404-5	 A Drove of Monkeys  (Mori Sosen)
406	 Deer in Autumn  (Mori Sosen)


Volume VII
Plates 407-485

Japanese Paintings Comprising Paintings of the
Ming and Ch'ing Schools of the Tokugawa Period
(Complete Listing of Plates, Volume VII, click here).

407	 Wild Geese among Rushes  (Yu Hi)

408	 Hollyhocks  (So Shiseki)

409	 Willow-trees and Cock   (Kurokawa Kigyoku)
410	 Crowd of Hermits on Mount P'eng Lai  (Yanagisawa Rikyo)
411      Peonies and Peacocks  (Yanagisawa Rikyo)
412	 Landscape in Autumn  (Watanabe Gentai)
413	 Landscape in Autumn  (Gion Nankai)
414	 Looking at the Moon from under a Pine-tree  (Sakaki Hyakusen)
415	 Crimson-tinged Trees  (Ikeno Taiga)
416      Landscape  (Ikeno Taiga)
417-418	 Fishing-Boat afloat in Autumn, and Discussing
          Ancient Matters under a Pine-tree  (Ikeno Taiga)
419	 Landscape  (Yo Shukuya)
420	 Men under Pine-trees  (Kimura Kenkado)
421	 Autumnal Landscape  (Yosa Buson)

422      Summer Landscape  (Yosa Buson)

423      Fishing-Boat on a Stream in Autumn  (Yosa Buson)
424	 Cuckoo amid the Fresh Green of Early
         Summer  (Yosa Buson)
425      Woodcutters going Home among Pine-trees  (Yosa Buson)
426      Birds and Flowers  (Yosa Buson)
427	 Landscape in Autumn  (Kushiro Unsen)
428	 Pine-trees and a Couple of Cranes   (Okada Beisanjin)
429	 Snowy Landscape  (Okada Hanko)
430      Plum Orchard and a Country Villa  (Okada Hanko)
431      Strong Wind and Heavy Rain  (Okada Hanko)
432      A Hut by Huge Trees  (Okada Hanko)
433	 A Picnic by Boat  (Urakami Shunkin)
434      Autumnal Landscape  (Urakami Shunkin)
435-436	 Nachi Waterfall and Orange Hills  (Noro Kaiseki)
437      Rivulet, Plum-trees, and Bamboos  (Noro Kaiseki)
438	 A Quiet and Cozy Residence among Bamboos  (Mokubei)
439      Autumnal Landscape  (Mokubei)
440	 A Quiet Picnic on a Mountain-side
          (Tanomura Chikuden)
441	 A Pure Spring in a Valley surrounded by
         Pine-trees  (Tanomura Chikuden)
442	 Kingfisher among Rushes  (Tachihara Kyosho)
443	 A Hundred Different Types of Human
         Beings  (Watanabe Kwazan)
444      Bamboos  (Watanabe Kwazan)

445      Wild Pheasants in a Valley  (Watanabe Kwazan)

446-447  Looking at a Waterfall  (Watanabe Kwazan)
448      Landscape in the Moonlight  (Watanabe Kwazan)
449-451  Wild Geese  (Watanabe Kwazan)
452	 Heavenly Bamboos and a Couple of Barnyard
          (Tsubaki Chizan)
453	 Birds and Weeping Willow-tree  (Tsubaki Chinzan)
454      A True Picture of Kuno  Tsubaki Chinzan)
455	 Landscape  (Takahisa Aigai)
456	 Landsdape  (Sugai Baikwan)
457	 Landscapes in Autumn  (Sakurama Seigai)

458	 Mount Fuji  (Nakabayashi Chikuto)

459      Brilliant Coloured Barnyard Fowls
          (Nakabayashi Chikuto)

460      Lotus and a Couple of Herons  (Nakabayashi Chikuto)

461	 Landscape in Autumn  (Yamamoto Baiitsu)

462      A Stream and a Bamboo Grove  (Yamamoto Baiitsu)
463      Autumn Flowers and a Pair of Doves  (Yamamoto Baiitsu)

464      Tree Lotus and a Pair of Ducks  (Yamamoto Baiitsu)

465	 Mountains in Spring and a Woodcutter on
          His Way Home  (Oda Kaisen)

466	 Water-side Willows and a Shepherd
          going Home  (Oda Kaisen)

467-468	 A Remote Recess in the Mountains  (Nukina Kaioku)
469      Bamboos and a Murmuring Stream  (Nukina Kaioku)
470      A Solitary Bower at the Foot of a Wood  (Nukina Kaioku)
471-474  Landscapes in Summer and Winter  (Nukina Kaioku)
475	 Composing Poems in an Autumnal Valley  (Hine Taizan)
476      A Gathering of Poets in the West Garden  (Hine Taizan)
477	 Valleys and Craggy Mountains  (Tani Buncho)
478      Mountains in Summer   (Tani Buncho)
479      Ch'ih-pi  (Tani Buncho)
480-481  Landscapes  (Tani Buncho)
482-483  T'ao Yuan-ming going Homeward  (Tani Buncho)
484-485  Mansions and Landscapes  (Tani Buncho)


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