C178. Kinko Mino Bori by Kokubo Kenichi
C178. Kinko Mino Bori by Kokubo Kenichi. 1973. Clothbound with slipcase, 7 ¼ x 10 ¼”, 180 pages in Japanese. Mino Bori is the carving style developed by the artisans of what is today known as Gifu Province; it has always been important. The first 146 pages are crisp black & white photos of wonderful Kodogu; the rest is discussion with illustrations. A very good reference for a school for which there is surprisingly little in print. Excellent condition. 2 pounds, 4 ounces. $50. I have a 2nd copy of this book without the slipcase and with a bit of foxing on the outside edges of the pages that could be had for $35.
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