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23%OFFHelena Honcoopova - A Book of Fans - 9788024625188 - V9788024625188
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A Book of Fans

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Description for A Book of Fans Hardcover. The National Gallery in Prague has in its collection a unique Japanese illustrated manuscript of ogi no soshi, a genre of waka poems illustrated in fan-shaped pictures, which blossomed from the late Muromachi to the early Edo period. This is a facsimile of this ancient illustrated manuscript of waka poetry. Editor(s): Honcoopova, Helena; Mostow, Joshua; Yasuhara, Makoto. Num Pages: 180 pages, 100 colour plates. BIC Classification: DCQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 292 x 229 x 15. .
The National Gallery in Prague has in its collection a unique Japanese illustrated manuscript of ogi no soshi, a genre of waka poems illustrated in fan-shaped pictures, which blossomed from the late Muromachi to the early Edo period. Book of Fans, with 120 poems, is the largest such book extant in the world. This facsimile of an ancient illustrated manuscript of waka poetry reveals hitherto unknown aspects of Japanese traditional culture at the close of the sixteenth century, after the end of a century of destructive civil wars. The illustrated fans contain both classical waka poetry and poetry with close ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Karolinum Press, Charles University
Condition
New
Number of Pages
180
Place of Publication
Ovocny, Czechia
ISBN
9788024625188
SKU
V9788024625188
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About Helena Honcoopova
Helena Honcoopova is director emeritus of the collection of Oriental art at the National Gallery in Prague. Joshua Mostow is acting head of Asian studies at the University of British Columbia. Makoto Yasuhara is a lecturer of Japanese literature at Rikkyo University.

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