Trades and Crafts of Old Japan: Leaves from a Contemporary Album ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Eric

Trades and Crafts of Old Japan: Leaves from a Contemporary Album

Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: June 1961
ISBN: 9781462913305
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More than three centuries ago, not long after Japan had entered the period of seclusion decreed by her Tokugawa rulers, an unknown artist, or perhaps a group of artists, painted a series of pictures for an album portraying contemporary trades and crafts. In creating the scenes that compose this rare relic from Tokugawa days, the anonymous painter left for later ages an invaluable record of everyday human activity in the utilitarian arts for which Japan has long been famous. It is these pictures, carefully reproduced in collotype and color and accompanied by Eric Kaemmerer's perceptive comments, that make up the present volume.These scenes of Japanese life in the early 17th century introduce a variety of craftsmen ranging from needlemaker to swordsmith, from fanmaker to carpenter, from the creator of fragile lacquer ware to the fashioner of sturdy barrels. Their trades and crafts, many of which are still carried on with little change in present-day Japan, are portrayed with painstaking attention to detail and with a decided feeling for human interest. Such scenes from the life of the commoners, Mr Kaemmerer explains, "were for a long time fashionable among the nobility, and there can be no doubt that our albums, too, served as a sort of guidebook for noble ladies and children." The forty-nine pictures "may be but half of an original series of the 'hundred occupations' that were later depicted by artists of the popular ukiyo-e school." The coloring of the originals is still excellent, although mellowed by time, and there are extremely few defects due to handling.
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