B640. Studies in Kyo Goto by Kasahara Koju & Akimoto Shigeo
B640. Studies in Kyo Goto. Kyo Goto no Kenkyu by Kasahara & Akimoto. 1988. Clothbound with velum jacket, slipcase, and cardboard storage, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2", 333 pages in Japanese and English. There were 15 branch families of the Goto school, known as Waki Goto. Crisp photos, front and back and closeup of signature, illustrate kogai, kotsuka, menuki, and tsuba, all of the highest quality. Each piece is captioned in English as well as Japanese and there is a 19 page English history of the families at the back of the book. Great stuff; beautiful book.
Other than a bit of wear to the velum jacket, condition is excellent. This copy is with a long time and trusted consignor to my site; he will ship from the US. My usual guarantee applies. 3 pounds, 15 ounces. $280.
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