(#1) “Saiga Shokunin Burui” <br> “Various Classes of Artisans in Coloured Pictures” <br> Tachibana Minko, 1770 (1916) 1

(#1) Saiga Shokunin Burui (Various Classes of Artisans in Coloured Pictures) Tachibana Minko, 1770 (1916)

£125.00

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Description

Hillier describes the original work as “probably the finest ‘kappazuri’ (stencil) work ever produced in Japan and a deeply interesting account of contemporary craftsmanship”.

An original copy of this classic is held by the British Museum and a 1784 later reprint by the V&A, Rijksmuseum and Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The authentic hand-made woodblock print for sale on this page was published in 1916 by Fuzoku Emaki Zuga Kankokai and Yoshikawa Kobunkan – the oldest Japanese publisher still in existence, founded in 1857 – using recut wood blocks by master cutter Otsuka Yuji

About the Author

Tachibana Minko was originally a textile embroiderer but moved from Osaka to Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to begin woodblock print-making

He is particularly famous for the Saiga Shokunin Burui (Various Classes of Artisans in Coloured Pictures) series originally published in 1770 which depicts in detail the work of 28 types craftsmen in Edo.

In addition to its technical brilliance and artistic appeal, Saiga Shokunin Burui is a valuable historical document showing contemporary Edo period craftsmen at work.

Additional Information

Dimensions 498 x 400 mm
Series

Saiga Shokunin Burui (Artizans of various classes) : “Various Classes of Artisans in Coloured Pictures”

Author

Tachibana Minko (active 1760s-1770s)

Publisher

Fuzoku Emaki Zuga Kankokai and Yoshikawa Kobunkani, Tokyo, 1916

Mount

Pale cream, conservation grade