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Japanese Picture Book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0539

This 117 page book is filled with woodblock illustrations and Japanese calligraphy. Most pages have approximately 70% text but there are several two-page illustrations at the back of the book depicting the process of making fabric. Other illustrations feature a joust, a procession, a tea ceremony, dancing, and many activities of daily life. There are also figures that resemble a Mancala game board and origami folds. The book's cover is missing, but most of the pages are in very good shape.

Dates

  • circa 1740

Language

The material in this collection is in Japanese.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This 117 page book is filled with woodblock illustrations and Japanese calligraphy. Most pages have approximately 70% text but there are several two-page illustrations at the back of the book depicting the process of making fabric. Other illustrations feature a joust, a procession, a tea ceremony, dancing, and many activities of daily life. There are also figures that resemble a Mancala game board and origami folds. The book's cover is missing, but most of the pages are in very good shape.

Biographical/Historical Note

The illustrations in this book resemble those made by Haronohi and Sukenobu, both of whom were print makers in 18th century Japan. An additional note suggests that this book may be the work of Joyo (Chiyeram) Mokuroku.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480