Type : Kusazoshi, Woodblock print book (Small-sized book)
Topic : Kusazoshi by Oga Mantei, the author of popular books in the late Edo period. Kusazoshi is a general term for the illustrated entertainment books A book of stories depicting the eight phases of Shaka.published in Edo area since the middle of Edo period. Shaka Hasso Yamato Bunko is a full-length book from the first volume to 58th , which had been written for 26 years. It tells BuddhaÕs life in easy style with many powerful illustrations by the Ukiyoe artist.
Title : Shaka hasso yamato bunko Volume 57, (Jo)
Author : Mantei Oga
Artist : Utagawa Kunisada
Publisher : Joshuya Shigezo
The estimated Period : Meiji era (1868)
Material : Paper
Book Dimensions : 178mm x 117mm(7in x 4.6in)
Weight : Total 13gram (.5oz)
Page : Total number of pages is about 20. (about 90% illustration pages + about 10% text pages)
Condition : Antique item; (damaged by tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, worm-eaten holes, etc...) Please view pictures as they are a part of the description.
The work is not a modern reproduction, but an actual one which had been printed in 1868(estimated).