A Fantastic World of Illustrations
It is said that the history of illustrations starts with the history of books. In this exhibition, which is subtitled “Enjoy a Blissful Harmony Between Letters and Pictures,” a variety of rare and fascinating Edo period (17th to mid-19th century) and Ming and Qing dynasty (late 14th to early 20th century) illustrations from commentaries, records, stories, and other documents are displayed.
Image credit: [KANKAI IBUN], 15 volumes, Gentaku Ootsuki Edition, Late Edo period (19th century) Hand-written book 6 volumes 26.2×18.0㎝ Collection of SEIKADO BUNKO
Unauthorized reproduction of images prohibited.