JAPANESE PAPER. KUME, Yasuo. ~ Tesuki Washi Shuho: Fine Handmade Papers of Japan.
Vols I-III. One of 200 copies of the International Limited Edition. 207 samples of washi, dyed, nature, patterned and coloured papers with descriptive texts in Japanese and English with reproductions of photographs and a map of the papermaking regions. Sm Folio, each of the three bolumes sewn in Japanese style in the original decorative wrappers each with printed labels on the upper covers, with binding cloth at the head and tail of the spines, housed together in the original paper covered folding case with wooden clasps printed on the upper cover. A remarkably good set.
A tremendous and detailed documentation of traditional Japanese papermaking describing each different areas of papermaking and their history and methods, together with an abundance of large paper samples. A must for anyone interested in papermaking in Japan or anywhere else.