"Shim-bi Tai-Kwan"

Selected Relics of Japanese Art, 20 Volume Set
Photographs and Collotypes by K. Ogawa
Published by Shimbi Shoin
(Nippon Shimbi Kyokwai), 1899~1908

 


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Index for Selected Relics of Japanese Art, 20 Volume Set
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Shiiji Tajima (Editor)
Ogawa, K:
Selected Relics of Japanese Art, (20 Volume Set) Nippon Shimbi Kyokwai - Zenkyoan, Kenninji, Shimokyoku - (The Shimbi Shoin), Kyoto/Tokyo, 1899~1908, folio (19 x 13 in - 49 x 34 cm), 20 volumes, double folded leaves (collotypes), bound Japanese style, decorated stiff paper wraps, purple silk threads, two edges gilt (top & bottom), 987 plates (899 black and white collotypes (8 foldout) and 88 color woodcuts), approximately 1782+ pages in total. There is a two page English introduction by Ernest F. Fenollosa in Volume 1. The non-foldout collotype plates are on thin wove rice type paper which is folded over a sheet of thicker backing paper. The foldout collotype plates are on thick paper. Woodcut plates are on thick paper. 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. The art in the first 6 volumes was photographed and collotyped by K. Ogawa (279 plates). Volumes 1-19 were printed at the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry. Each paper wraps volume came with a protective mat finish folding slipcase (grass or grass like covering) with ivory clasps.

The series presents reproductions of Japanese art relics from the earliest times up to the end of the Tokugawa Era from collections in Buddhist Temples in Nara and Kyoto and held in private hands. The entire series was published over the 10 year period from 1898~1908. According to the Wenckstern bibliography of the Japanese Empire (Volume II), the entire set of 20 volumes was anticipated to sell for Y390 in the regular edition format. An edition with silk covers was said to be sold for Y490. This was a very expensive set, even when newly issued. According to my calculations the set would have cost the equivalent of $3,402 in 2004 dollars. To see how I came up with this rather remarkable figure, click here. Wenckstern also contains a comprehensive index (15 pages) of the first 10 volumes of the set.

 

Details of Contents

 
~~Volume 1 - Listing of Plates~~
Black and white collotypes except * is a color woodcut  -   ** is a folding plate (collotype)

*1. The Mysterious Five (Go-hi-mitsu) by an unknown painter

*2. Arhats, the Indian Saints (Go-hyaku-ra-kan) by Myo-cho (Cho densu)

3. The rough copy of above by Myo-cho (collotype)
4. Bronze images of Beheshajya-garu (Yaku-shi-nyorai) and two retainues by Tori

5. Clay images of the four Maha-rajas of heaven (Shiten-o) in two plates by an unknown maker
6. A wooden image of Cakra-varti Cinta-mani Avalokitesvara (Nyo-i-rin kwan-on) by Sho-toku Taishi
7. A wooden image of Arya Acara (Fu-do) by Kukai (Ko-bo Dai-shi)
8. A picture of Buddha Amitayus appearing on the other side of a mountain (Yama-goshi ami-da) by Yeshin So-dzu
9. A wooden image of Buddha Amitayus (A-mi-da Nyo-rai) by Yeshin So-dzu
10. Painting on door-leaves of the shrine of Shan-tao in two plates by unknown painter (2 plates)
11. Six forms of Avalokitesvara (Roku kwan-on) in five plates by unknown painter (5 plates)
12. Sakyamuni, Manjusri and Samantabhadra (Shaka, Monju, Fugen) in three plates by unknown painter (3 plates)
13. Daruma, Toku-san and Rin-zai in three plates by Soga Fasoku (3 plates)
14. Historical pictures of Yudzu Nenbutsu by Kasuga Yukihide
15. A fancy play (caricature) by Kaku-yu (Toba Sojo)
16. Sceneries by Soga Jasoku

17. The landscape in two plates by Sesshu (2 plates)

18. Eight sceneries of the rivers Hsiao and Hsiang in four plates by Kano Motonobu (4 plates)
19. Sceneries, flowers and birds in six plates by Kano Motonobu (6 plates)
20. " " in three plates by Kano Yeitoku (3 plates)
21. Ho-wo-do (Phoenix Temple) of Byo-do-in at Uji Kyoto by an unknown architect

22. The Kin-kaku (Gold Hall) of Roku-on-ji, Kyoto by an unknown architect

*23. The Dhyana-meeting of Yo-shan and Li-ao by Ma Kung-hien
24. Wooden image of five great Akasa-garbhas (ko-hu-zo) by an unknown sculptor
25. A wooden image of Vaisravan (Bi-sha-mon) by an unknown sculptor
26. Sakyamuni, Manjusri and Samantabhadra in three plates by Wu Tao-tze (3 plates)
27. Avalokitesvara (Kwan-on), monkeys and crane in three plates by Mu-chi (3 plates)

Summary of Plates:
3 --- color woodcut plates*
51 -- black and white collotypes
54 --- Plates in total

*The plate at item 23 (XXIII) is described in the index as a color woodcut. On the descriptive tissue guard it is classified as a collotype. On examination, I believe the correct classification is woodcut. It is basically a brown background with features in black.

 
~~Volume 2 - Listing of Plates~~
Black and white collotypes except * is a color woodcut  -   ** is a folding plate (collotype)

*1. Wall-painting of Kondo of the Temple Ho-riu-ji by Don-cho (a Corean priest)
2. The portable Shrine called 'Tama-mushi' by an artist of the Sui-ko priest
3. Wooden Image of Ekadasa-mukla Avalokitesvara by an unknown sculptor

*4. Goddess of Fortune by an unknown artist

5. Wooden Image of the Goddess of Art by an unknown sculptor
6. Wooden Image of Ekadasa-mukha Avalokitesvara by an unknown sculptor
7. Tri-loka-jit, the Subduer of the Three Worlds by Ko-bo Dai-shi
8. The Yellow Vajra by Chi-sho Dai-shi
9. Portrait of Sho-toku Tai-shi by Kose Kana-oka
10. The Ressurrection of Sakyamuni by an unknown artist
11. Landscapes in two plates by the Emperor Hui-tsung (Chinese) (2 plates)
12. Dragon and Tiger in two plates by Mu-chi (2 plates)
13. Waterfall said to be by Wan-we (Chinese)
14. The Five-tufted Manjusri Bodhi-sattva by Chin-kai
15. Wooden Images of Asanga and Vasubandhu in two plates by an unknown sculptor (2 plates)
16. Wooden Image of Vimala-kirit by Un-kei
17. Wooden Image of manjusri by Un-kei

18. Wooden Images of the Two Deities, Narayana and Vajrapani in two plates by Un-kei and Kwai-kei (2 plates)

19. Surya and Chandra in two plates by Takuma So-ga (2 plates)
20. The High Priest Myo-ye in Mediation by E-nichi-bo
21. An Incident in the Life of Ip-pen Sho-nin, a High Priest by Ho-gen Yen-i
22. An Historical Picture of the Temple Ishi-yama-dera by Taka-hashi Taka-kane
23. Willows and White Herons by Chang Chung-mu (Chinese)
24. Two Hermits, Gama and Tek-kai in two plates by Yen-hui (Chinese) (2 plates)
25. Autumnal Scene said to be by Sun Kun-tseh (Chinese)

26. (2 plates)
  a. *Fu-kutomi's Tale by Iyo-no-kami Taka-nari

  b. *Samanta-karunika Avolokitesvara by Sho-kei

27. Anuttra Avalokitesvara by Sho-kei
28. Landscape by Myo-cho
29. Rapid Landscape Sketch by Ses-shu
30. The Willow Avalokitesvara by Gei-ami
31. Two of the Eight Famous Scenes in Hsiao and Hsiang by So-ami
32. Waves by Kai-koku Yu-sho
33. (2 plates)
  a. The Four Venerable Philosophers with Boy Attendant by Kai-hoku Yu-sho
  b. Peonies by Ka-no San-raku
34. Morning Glories by Kan-no San-raku
35. Horsemen Hunting by Tawara-ya So-tatsu
36. The Two Gods, Wind and Thunder by Kiu-ying (Chinese)
37. Two Gardens, Kin-kuh and Tau-li in two plates by Kano Tan-yu (2 plates)

38. (2 plates)
  *a. Tiger in Bamboo Grove by Kano Tan-yu

  b. Tiger drinking at River by Kano Tanyu
39. Gan and Ayu by Ito Zyaku-chu (2 plates)

Summary of Plates:
5 --- color woodcut plates
45 -- black and white collotypes
50 --- Plates in total

 
~~Volume 3 - Listing of Plates~~
Black and white collotypes except * is a color woodcut  -   ** is a folding plate (collotype)

1. Wooden Image of Cakravarti-cinta-mani Avalokitesvara (collotype) Said to be by Shotoku Taishi
2. Wooden Image of the High Priest, Kwanroku (collotype) [unknown]
3. Copper Images of Buddha Amitabha, Boddhi-sattvas Avalokitesvara and Mahasthama with a Folding Screen (collotype) [unknown]
4. Copper Image of Arya Avalokitesvara (collotype) [unknown]

5. Wooden Image of Nava-mukha Avalokitesvara (collotype) [unknown]

(The Nine-Faced Kwannon)

6. Copper Image of Sakyamuni (collotype) [unknown]
7. Lacquered Image of God Brahma (collotype) [unknown]
8. Clay Images of Vajra and Vyakara, the Second and the Last of the Twelve Divine Heroes (collotype) [unknown]
9. Landscapes; -- two plates (collotype) Said to be by Wu Tao-tsu (Chinese)
10. Lotus (collotype) Said to be by Hsu Hsi (Chinese)

11. Ascetics in Meditation; -- two plates (collotype) by Shi Ko (Chinese)

Second Plate

12. Ekadasa-mukha Avalokitesvara (collotype) Said to be by Takayoshi Kasuga
13. The Nirana of Sakyamuni (collotypes) [unknown]

*14. Mayura-vidyaraja (woodcut) [unknown]

15. Wooden Images of Demons; Lamp-stands (collotype) By Koben

16. Li Tai-peh, a Chinese Poet (collotype) By Lai Kai (Chinese)
17. Bamboos (collotype) By Chou Meng-chin (Chinese)
18. Panorama of the Avatamsaka School (collotype) By Nobuzane Fujiwara
19. Wooden Image of Ekadasa-mukha Avalokitesvara (collotype) [unknown]
20. Kazan and Jittoku; two plates (collotype) Said to be by Myocho
21. Autumnal Evening Scene (collotype) By Shubun

22. Landscape (collotype) Said to be by Noami

23. Two of the Eight Famous Scenes in Hsiao and hsiang (collotype) By Shokei
24. Willows by the Ferry (collotype) By Soyen
25. Vines (collotype) By Guan
26. Confucious and His Disciples on the Apricot Terrace (collotype) By Chin I (Chinese)
27. Landscape (collotype) By Chiang Sung (Chinese)

28. Landscapes; -- two plates (collotype) By Liu Shun (Chinese)

First Plate

29. Roses and Snowy Herons (collotype) By Sesson

30. Harvest Scenes (collotype) By Yukinoku Kano

31. Festival of Taiko; -- three plates (collotype) By Shoi Iwasa

32. Vulture and Eagle (collotype) By Sanraku Kano

33. The Sixteen Arhats; -- two plates (woodcut and collotype) By Shokwado

*(woodcut) (perhaps black and white or with a faint background tint)

(collotype)

34. Wild Ducks; -- two plates (collotype) By Musashi Miyamoto

*35. Quail and Autumnal Foilage (woodcut) By Mitsuoki and Mitsunari

*36. Nanten (Nandina Domestica) in Snow (woodcut) By Haritsu Ogawa

37. **Scenery along the River Hozu; -- two plates (collotype) By Okyo Maruyama

38. Monkeys (collotype) By Sosen Mori
39. Hsi-wang-mu (collotype) By Tanshin Kano
40. Peafowls (collotype) By Ganku
41. Panorama of the Temple Ishiyamadera (collotype) By Buncho Tani

Summary of Plates:
4 --- color woodcut plates *
46 -- black and white collotypes (two foldouts - thick paper stock)
50 --- Plates in total

 
~~Volume 4 - Listing of Plates~~
Black and white collotypes except * is a color woodcut  -   ** is a folding plate (collotype)

1. Wooden Images of Four Maharajas of Heaven -- two plates -- by Yamaguchi Oguchi, etc

2. Earthen Images of Buddhas and Bodhi-sattvas by Sumeru by an unknown artist

3. Wooden Tablet over the Kokubu Gate by unknown artist
4. Dried Lacquer Image of Vimala-kirti by an unknown sculptor
5. Bronze Lantern by unknown artist

*6. Karika, one of the Sixteen Arhats by an unknown artist

7. Rahura, one of the Sixteen Arhats by an unknown artist
**8. Buddha Amitabha and Twenty-five Bodhi-sattvas said to be by Yeshin Sodzu (foldout collotype)
9. Wall-painting of Howo-do by Takuma Tamenari
10. Avalokitesvara Amoghapasa said to be by Kasuga Motomitsu
11. Carictures of Animals by Toba Sojyo

12. Minamoto Yoritomo by Fujiwara Takanobu

13. Wooden Image of Hermit Vasu by an unknown sculptor
14. Paintings on the Door-leaves of a Motory Shrine said to be by Sumiyoshi Hogen
15. The Sage Mau Po-tao said to be by Men Wu-Kwan (Chinese)
16. Lotuses said to be y Chien Shun-cheu (Chinese)

17. The Diary of Murasaki Shikibu said to be by Fujiwara Nobuzane (Three Plates)
  *a. Woodcut
  b. Collotype
  *c. Woodcut

18. Historical Pictures of Kwakai Daishi by Rengyo -- two plates
19. Taimin Kokushi by Takuma Yeiga
20. Gourd and Cat-fish by Fyosetsu
21. Two Poets, Kakinomoto Hitomaro and Ono-no Komachi -- two plates -- by Kasuga Yukihide
22. Landscapes -- two plates -- by Soga Jasoku
23. The War between Buddhas and Demons said to be by Ikkiu
24. Landscapes -- four plates -- by Sesshu
25. Landscapes by Shugetsu
26. Chou Mau-shu on the Lotus Pond by Kano Masanobu
27. Historical Picture of Yudzu-nenbutsu Sect said to be by Tosa Mitsunobu
28. Landscapes -- two plates -- by Kano Motonobu
29. The Ploughman by Kano Yetoku
30. Avalokitesvara -- two plates -- by Chang Hien (Chinese)
31. The Seasons Florally Represented -- two plates -- by Ogata Korin
32. Landscape, and Plants and Birds -- two plates -- by Maruyama Okyo
33. Rain and Snow Scences by Matsumura Goshun
34. Wild Geese and Rushes by Shirai Naokata
35. Flowers and Birds - two plates -- by Sakai Hoichi
  *a. Woodcut
  b. Collotype

Summary of Plates:
4 --- color woodcut plates
46 -- black and white collotypes (one foldout - thick paper stock)
50 --- Plates in total

 
~~Volume 5 - Listing of Plates~~
Black and white collotypes except * is a color woodcut  -   ** is a folding plate (collotype)

1. Miracles of the Diety of Kasuga -- two plates -- by Takashima Takakane
2. Wooden Image of Cakravarti-cinta-mani Avalokitesvara said to be by Prince Shotoku
3. Bronze Image of Buddha Beheshajya-garu with Two of His Associates -- three plates -- by an unknown artist

4. Musical Instrument called "Kwagen-kei" by an unknown artist

5. Paper Image of Venerable Kwanshin said to be by Shitaku (Chinese)
6. Clay Image of Bodhi-sattva Maitreya by an unknown artist
7. Wooden Image of Ekadasa-mukha Avalokitesvara said to be by Dengyo Daishi

*8. Landscape by an unknown artist

9. Wooden Image of Buddha Varjra-cakra said to be by Unkei
*10. Curfew at a Distant Temple said to be by Mu-chi (Chinese)
11. Pictures of Deities by an unknown artist
12. Historical Pictures of the Heiji Period -- two plates -- said to be by Sumiyoshi Keion
13. Willow and Snowy Heron by an unknown artist
14. Historical Picture of Saigyo said to be by Tosa Tsunetaka

*15. The Arhat Suvinda by Lu Hsiu-chung (Chinese)

16. The Arhat Nagasena by Lu Hsiu-chung (Chinese)
17. Historical Picture of Seigwanji said to be by Tosa Yukimitsu
18. Landscape in Snow by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
19. The Sixteen Arhats said to be by Ashikaga Yoshimochi
20. Historical Pictures of the Yudzu-nenbutsu Sect -- two plates -- by Tosa Yukihiro
21. Landscape by Oguri Sotan
22. Landscapes -- two plates -- by Soami

23. Sakyamuni doing Penance by Soga Fyasoku

24. Flowers and Birds by Sesshu
25. The Priest Hotei by Yogetsu
36. Angling in a Wintry River by Chu Tan (Chinese)
27. Landscape by Kano Motonobu
28. Landscapes -- two plates -- by Kano Yeitoku
29. Pictures of Dresses -- two plates -- by Tawaraya Sotatsu
30. The Sleeping Sea-gull by Wan Kuo-cheng (Chinese)
*31. The Poet Princess Saigu by Iwasa Matabei
32. The Poet Minamoto Shitago by Iwasa Matabei
33. The Capital and its Suburbs -- two plates -- by Sumiyoshi Gukei
34. The Thirty-six Poets by Ogata Korin
35. Farming by Watanabe Shiko
36. Landscapes -- two plates -- by Yosa Buson

37. Dragons -- two plates -- by Maruyama Okyo

38. Roaming Deer on a Lonely Hill by Matsumura Goshun
39. Deer by Mori Sosen

Summary of Plates:
4 --- color woodcut plates
46 -- black and white collotypes
50 --- Plates in total

 
~~Volume 6 - Listing of Plates~~
Black and white collotypes except * is a color woodcut  -   ** is a folding plate (collotype)

1. Image of Avalokitesvara by an unknown artist

*2. Shotoku Taishi said to be by Prince Asa (Korean)

3. Wooden Image of Avalokitesvara by an unknown artist
4. Wooden Image of Roben said to be by himself
5. Wooden Image of Sri, Goddess of Fortune said to be by Emperor Shomu

*6. Goddess Saravati by an unknown artist

7. Metal Staff called Kakkara by an unknown artist
8. High Priest, Gonso by an unknown artist
*9. Arhat Nakula said to be by Shan-Yueh (Chinese)

*10. Angel by an unknown artist

11. Human Figures and Pine Tree by an unknown artist
12. The Stupa Mandala with Survarna prabhasottama-raja Sutra said to be by Fujiwara Hidehiva
13. Surya and Chandra -- two plates -- by Takuma Shoga
14. Buddha Bheshajya-guru and the Two Saints with the Twelve Demigods said to be by Yeshin Sodzu
15. Stone Images of Lions by Chen Ho-ching (Chinese)
16. Historical Pictures of the Tayema Mandala -- two plates -- said to be by Sumiyoshi Keion
17. Dhyana-master Fo-chien by an unknown artist
18. Bronze Image of the Buddha Amitabha by Ono Goroyemon

19. Incident in the Life of Ippen, a High Priest -- two plates -- by an unknown artist

20. Wooden Image of the God Brahma said to be by An-ami
21. Suvinda and Panthaka, Two of the Sixteen Arhats said to be by Yen Hui (Chinese)
22. The Emperor Godaigo by an unknown artist
*23. Shoichi Kokushi by Myocho
24. Landscape by Shubun

25. Bodhi-dharma by Shokei

26. The Priestly Image of Ashikaga Yoshimasa said to be by himself
27. Landscapes -- two plates -- by Sesson
28. The Priest Hotei by Kano Yukinobu
29. Landscape by Nagayoshi
30. Eagle Catching a Quail said to be by Oguri Sotan
31. Human Figures -- two plates -- by Kaihoku Yusho
32. Monkeys by Miyamoto Musashi
33. Bird Sketches by Miyamoto Musashi
34. Pictures of Sagaromo Monogatari -- two plates -- said to be by Tosa Mitsuoki
35. Wooden Image of the God Acara by Tankai
36. Huang-shi-kung and Chang Liang by Soga Shohaku
37. Cranes -- three plates -- by Maruyama Okyo
38. Female Monster of the Mountain by Nagasawa Rosetsu
39. Landscapes -- two plates -- by Tani Buncho
40. Willow and Snowy Herons and Sweet Flags -- two plates -- by Gantai

Summary of Plates:
5 --- color woodcut plates
45 -- black and white collotypes
50 --- Plates in total

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