Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Japanese book old (post 2)

In Asian > Japanese Books > Show & Tell.
Japanese Books8 of 9Japanese book (post 3)Japanese Book (post 1)
Love it
Like it

MasterMaster loves this.
DrFluffyDrFluffy loves this.
VintagefranVintagefran loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
toolate2toolate2 loves this.
Esther110Esther110 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 6 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 11 years ago

    (291 items)

    These are more pictures of the same book, it is held together with string, I would say this is Fine Art of Japan, I believe this book belonged to Rev. John Davis, as the Japanese Bible that I will be posting did :)

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Japanese Books
    See all
    NBTHK Limited Book
    NBTHK Limited Book "Iron TSUBA" wit...
    Beautiful Photos TANTO Dagger Swords Book by Sano Museum & RICOH JAPAN
    Beautiful Photos TANTO Dagger Sword...
    Japanese Shunga Paper picture on Book UKIYOE Erotic woodblock print-e0207-2
    Japanese Shunga Paper picture on Bo...
    EDO era Japanese Shunga Paper picture Book UKIYOE Erotic woodblock print-e0406-
    EDO era Japanese Shunga Paper pictu...
    NBTHK Limited Book
    NBTHK Limited Book "Iron TSUBA" wit...
    See all


    1. too_much_stuff, 11 years ago
      My best guess is that you have an example of the book called Stories of the Loyal Retainers: The 47 Ronin illustrated by Yoshitora. Take a look at this website put the artist's name in the search. Their item number R06180 looks very similar in style, you might even find the page in your book.
      Needless to say the book is very valuable. You should get it professionally appraised. And you will also have to consider weather you will want to break the book up. Anyway, nice find

    2. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 11 years ago
      thank you:)
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Hi Deanteaks.
      The type of book you have is called "musha-e".
      I hope for you that it is Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

      There is a site that is putting together a catalogue raisonee of his work:

      If you get the front page translated you might get some more info.
    4. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 11 years ago
      yes, I found that site too doing a google search but havn't researched it yet, thank you, vetraio50
    5. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 11 years ago
      I was wrong, the artist is Utagawa Yoshiiku
    6. thriftfan thriftfan, 11 years ago
      Still very cool!!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.