B977. Namban Arts Selection
B977. Namban Arts Selection by Kobe City Museum. 1998. Softbound, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″, 100 or so pages in Japanese and at the back there is a list of plates in Japanese and English. Namban (Southern Barbarian) is what us Europeans were know as in Feudal Japan. This book presents the Japanese art of the period that was heavily influenced by the west. There are a few pages of fittings, koshirae, and armor; the majority of the book is given to paintings, pottery, netsuke, carving, books, lacquerware, and more. Beautiful stuff and a very interesting browse.
Condition is excellent. 1 pound, 6 ounces. $75.