* FIRST & ONLY LIMITED, NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 COPIES * *
THE LEGENDARY & SELDOM FOUND
DELUXE SET OF TWELVE ELEPHANT FOLIO VOLUMES
FIRST & ONLY RARE LIMITED & NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 COPIES
A SPECTACULAR COMPLETE SET IN FINE CONDITION
PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATING JAPAN'S MOST FAMOUS TEA HOUSES
IN LARGE COLOR & BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
WITH ADDITIONAL FOLDERS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL
TEA HOUSE MODELS & FLOOR PLANS
THE JAPANESE TEA HOUSE AND TEA CEREMONY ARE ANCIENT ZEN ARTS
Issued in 12 Deluxe gold-flecked decorated cloth covered Chitsu [folding cases], with two bone clasps.
A DELUXE EDITION OF 500 NUMBERED COPIES ONLY
Each Chitsu contains:
a. A hardbound book [CHA SHITSU OKOSHIE ZUSHU] of description of the Tea House illustrations. A fine publication, bound in silver or gold paper-covered boards, printed on fine deckle-edge Washi [handmade] paper.
THE CREATIVE STAFF: Instruction: HORIGUCHI Sutemi & NAKAMURA Masao
Photography: Watanabe Yoshio, Hayakawa Masao, Murasawa Fumio, Tashima Shoichi, Nakane Kinsaku, Asada Toshizo & Kato Takeo.
Titles drawn by: Shinoda Tokoh
Figure titles drawn by: Inoue Sachiko
Publisher: Kitazawa Shigetaro, Bokusui Shobo Co.
Publishing place: Bokusui.[black coal ink-Sumi] Shobo, Tokyo.
CONTENTS: Each volume contains a profusion of tipped in actual black & white photographs of various Cha-ya [tea houses], the Zen gardens & rock gardens, stone walks, stone water wells [water pots], diagrams of tea houses, garden diagrams, Cha-ya interiors, exteriors, Tatami mat lay-outs, internal furniture, Tokunoma, Fusuma, Shoji and all other architectural features, including where Otenmai [Zen tea ceremony] is performed.
A fabulous look at the 'rustic' Japanese Cha-ya, as found throughout Japan, including those found at Buddhist & other Zen temples.
Each book [CHA SHITSU OKOSHIE ZUSHU] has a colophon stating: a. Title: b. Price c. Date: Beginning Showa 38-41 [1963-66] nearly four years in the making.
BINDING: The set is uniformly bound in fine gold-flecked cloth covered Chitsu folding cases with two bone pegs. Each case has gold-stamped front cover titles with paper title slips on the spines.
Each Chitsu contains: a. A silver/gold bound book of texts and black & white actual tipped-in photographs showing aspects of Cha-ya [Tea Houses], architecture, gardens, rock gardens, internal Cha-ya details, Fusuma, Shoji, furniture, Tatami mats, other accessories, including floor plans and other drawings and details.
b. A large envelope [blue or red] containing large [31.5 x 39 cm.] color & black & white loose photographs of various aspects of the Cha-ya, interior, exterior, gardens, rock gardens, rock & stone paths, water vessels, landscape, internal roof design, Shoji sliding doors, Tokunoma, a virtual photographic essay illustrating all aspects of the Cha-ya and its surroundings and environment. Each photograph is numbered, with title which matches that shown on the inside of the Chitsu, for easy collation.
c. Large folders, [number varies with each volume] which contain three-dimensional models of each Cha-ya, Temples and selected representative examples discussed, illustrated and outlined in this series. Some also include floor plans, garden plans, additional informational sheets. The three-dimensional Cha-ya are easily put together on the inside of each folder, with tabs and slots, some are colored, all are impressive and show the true nature, interiors and exteriors of each example, a Deluxe Edition, seldom found with such lavish models.
d. Title board. Each contains a matching Chitsu cloth edged board with title and publisher's name [one per side], as a protector of the contents.
e. Cardboard insert to protect the contents. Some volumes also have a cardboard sheet, used to protect the contents.
RARITY: The works has always been RARE from the date of issue, it was over-subscribed and all 500 numbered copies immediately sold out and out-of-print the day of publication.
The work seldom comes to market, this is our first complete and pristine example in over 53 years of tenure.
This is a spectacular item, with very high quality production, materials, high production cost and the use of the finest of handmade Washi papers, with intensive hand-labor to create and install the three dimensional models into the folders. .
An exquisite example exhibiting the art of the Deluxe Japanese book and book binding.
The set is uniformly bound in the original publisher's varied color, gold-flecked cloth, containing all called for parts, complete as issued, in Unused, NEW condition.
Chitsu: The folding cloth cover is pristine as issued, with an occasional and usual but very feint & moderate bit of edge foxing to the inside of the Chitsu end papers, or a few minimal foxing to be expected of a book more than 55 years old.
The Chitsu cases are all contained in the original cardboard protective boxes with title slips. There is some of the usual wear to these boxes, which have accomplished their task of protecting the precious contents.
All protective cardboard boxes have been reinforced corners or edges using brown Kraft paper where necessary to strengthen them. There is evidence of old, original tape marks on all.
The internal folders are pristine, each complete with all parts containing the three-dimensional Cha-ya room models as issued. per the list found inside each Chitsu cover end papers. In addition to the three-dimensional models inside there are several folders with many floor and garden plans. This special publication has a large number of these three-dimensional models, which keenly illustrated the Tea Rooms in great detail, with internal drawing and features clearly depicted. ONE OF A KIND BOOK!
The envelopes containing the large portfolio of loose photographs are pristine and complete with all called for photographs, per the list printed on the outside cover.
NOTE: Color scans are posted to our website. You are welcome to inquire if you have any questions.
SHIPPING: The set is large and very heavy, appropriate packing, shipping, insurance and signature required fees will apply. At our option we may select Federal Express as a shipping method.
SADLER, A.L.: CHA-NO-YU: THE JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY.
[UTAGAWA, Kunikiyo]. Aka Ichiraku-sai.: CHA SHIKI KAGETSU SHU: JAPANESE ZEN TEA CEREMONY & RITUALS: The Way of Tea Ceremony and Tea Furniture and Settings.
SEN, Soshitsu.: CHA-NO-YU. [TEA CEREMONY ROOM].
--.: THE ART OF TAKING TEA. A Guide for the Guest to the Japanese.
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM.: SPECIAL EXHIBITION: ART OF TEA CEREMONY.
SMITH, W. Harding.: THE CHA-NO-YU, OR TEA CEREMONY.
HAMMITZSCH, Horst.: ZEN IN THE ART OF THE TEA CEREMONY.
TANAKA, Sen'o.: THE TEA CEREMONY.
IGUCHI, Kaisen.: TEA CEREMONY.
KOBAYASHI, Jokichi.: SUKIYA KOH ZOH HOH: THE DESIGN & BUILDING OF TEA CEREMONY HOUSE & ROOMS.
HAYASHIYA, Tatsusaburo. et al.: JAPANESE ARTS AND THE TEA CEREMONY.
HAYASHIYA, Seizo.: CHANOYU: Japanese Tea Ceremony.
[KIKAWA.] photographer.: CHADO: JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY. [Vintage Photograph of Chado]
Please visit our website to find some of the above reference books.
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