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Vintage Japanese Woodblock Print Book of Boy's Day Toy, Yoroi, Kite, A Set 1925
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May 31, 2012
US $500.00
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This is a set of original woodblock printed book, “ Tango Gangushu “ , collections of Boy’s day toys dated Taisho 14 ( 1925 ) , published by Unsodo in Kyoto.

It was made by Tekiho Nishizawa ( 1889 - 1965  ) , Japanese painter who was active from Taisho to mid. Showa period.

He was also collector of dolls and toys and published many books related to them.It starts with index which explain each decorations and there are 74 different illustrations of toys and dolls displayed at the time of the  Boy’s day festival, May 5th. First book has 26 pages and second book has 25 pages including indexes.  

Some prints come in larges size and they are folded and folded areas have slight tears and wrinkles and there is some bleeding through of the pages,also one and 1/2 print have been cut off a few slight stains on the upper area of index. Dimension of one book 11.25" H x 7.75 " W x 0.75" Thick ( 28.6 cm H x 19.7 cm W x 1.9 cm Thick ) 

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