On a Riverboat Journey


This is an accordian fold book with hard covers with a slipcase cover. The book is in Fine condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The Slipcase is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition. The text pages are clean and bright." Ito Jakuchu (March 1716 – 27 October 1800) was a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds. Many of his otherwise traditional works display a great degree of experimentation with perspective, and with other very modern stylistic elements. Compared to Soga Shohaku and other exemplars of the mid-Edo period eccentric painters, Jakuchu is said to have been very calm, restrained, and professional. He held strong ties to Zen Buddhist ideals, and was considered a lay brother (koji) ; but he was also keenly aware of his role within a Kyoto society that was becoming increasingly commercial." (from Wikipedia)

Title: On a Riverboat Journey

Author Name: Jakuchu (with poems by Daiten) (Introductory Essay and Translation by Hiroshi Onishi)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Ito Jakuchu

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, George Braziller, Inc.: 1989

ISBN Number: 0807612294

ISBN Number 13: 9780807612293

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: A37577

Keywords: Poetry Jakuchu Daiten Handscrolls Japanese literature Japanese Art Ito Jakuchu Hiroshi Onishi poetry,