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The Kokka - An Illustrated Monthly Journal of the Fine and Applied Arts of Japan & other Eastern Countries


The Kokka - An Illustrated Monthly Journal of the Fine and Applied Arts of Japan & other Eastern Countries

Kokka means "flowers of the nation." The prints that have appeared in these volumes, beginning in 1889, represent the "flowers" of all periods. Included are prints of paintings, scrolls and objects in private hands or temples that were inaccessible to the traveler. Each issue contains one or two tipped-in colored plates and four or five collotypes. There are four issues bound in this volume. This volume is a rare and extraordinarily valuable resource for the serious scholar of Asian art. High quality reproductions and detailed and fascinating text make this book a true treasure. This larger format ex library book measures 10.5" wide x 14.75" tall. The cover is stained with rubbed spine and edges. Click to see cover The interior is clean. (Stock number 003Kokka) $300.00

Kokka No. 268 (Volume XXIII) September 1912 includes two color plates: "Portrait of Onono-Komachi" and A Part of "A River-Bank on a Spring Evening." The theme of this issue is the "Japanese Portrait Painting of the Kamakura Period."

Kokka No. 270 (Volume XXIII) November 1912 includes a "Portrait of Sogi" and "Five Sections From the Scroll Painting of Veterinary Surgery." It details "The Origin and Growth of the Maruyama School."

Kokka No. 272 (Volume XXIII) January 1913 includes "A Scene from the Sumiyoshi-Monogatari" and "A Garden Scene" by Soshiseki. The subject of this issue is "On the Development of the Nanp'in School."

Kokka No. 274 (Volume XXIII) March 1913 includes "Arhats" by Chou Chi-Ch'ang and a fold-out detail of "A Pair of Genre Screens" painter unknown. The subject of this issue is "The Origin and Growth of the Academy in China."

Five Sections From the Scroll Painting of Veterinary Surgery

"Arhats" by Chou Chi-Ch'ang

Detail of "A Pair of Genre Screens"

"Portrait of Onono-Komachi"


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