From hand-written inscription on the two wooden lids: "Chaseki okoshiezu Kenjo Kenshin in" [trans.: "Folding Drawings of the Famous Tea Houses collected by Kenjo Kenshin in"], created by Nobutatsu Tansai. Two sets, each of 45 individual highly complex hand-drawn pop-up architectural models, each model secured within a large folding envelope with a manuscript title & manuscript notes regarding each model, written & drawn in black ink. Each set accompanied by a hand-written list describing each model within the sets, both lists pasted to the inside of the top of each of the two boxes. 90 envelopes (when folded 253 x 168 mm.). The models are made from thick construction paper & preserved in the two original publisher's boxes. [Northern Chiba Prefecture: late 19th century or early 20th century]

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