B845. Nihon Koto Shi by Dr. Honma
B845. Nihon Koto Shi (History of Koto) by Dr. Honma Junji. 1952. About 80 8 1/2 x 11″ loose sheets of paper printed both sides. This is a thesis that Dr. Honma wrote for his university. It was published first in 1958 and later serialized in “Token Bijutsu”, the periodical of the NBTHK. An English translation of the thesis has been made available on the NBTHK’s website and this is a complete printout of that translation. There are illustrations that go with this text but they are in numerous issues of “Token Bijutsu” and not included in these pages. Condition is fine for what this is. 12 ounces. $25.