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Author Name    Kitao, Harumichi

Title   Cha-No-Yu Houses in Detailed Illustrations [Japanese Architecture, Paper, Tea Houses]

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good +

Publisher   Tokyo Shokokusha Publishing Co., Inc. 1953

Seller ID   1925

Black cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, lacks dust jacket, 21.5 by 29.8 cm, 161 pp. plus colophon, illus. Heavy sun fading on the spine and light fading on the top edges of the covers. Bumping to the corners and head and tail of the spine. Text is in Japanese with short English translations. This volume contains about 170 plans of chanoyu—tea ceremony—houses, including existing structures (built before 1865) and historical examples. The houses depicted are in various sizes (from one or two mats to multiple rooms) and in various styles (Oribe, Rikyū, Shōkadō, Sōwa, etc). Heavily illustrated with detailed line drawings of the structures, floor plans, signage, screen and shelf designs, etc., as well as photos of existing tea houses. At the back, and the reason for its inclusion in this list, are three leaves, printed recto only, with twelve samples of fusuma papers—the papers used to line the sliding panels used as doors and to redefine the spaces within a room. The samples range in size from 5 by 8 cm to 5 by 15 cm. (os)

Japan, Paper

Price = 60.00 USD

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