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Sôsaku monyô-shû (A Collection of Creative Designs)

Portfolio holding title page, three prefatory text pages, fifty color woodblock prints, and one printed end page


2012, sold by a Tokyo-area dealer to Boston Book Company; 2012, sold by Boston Book Company to the MFA. (Accesson Date: March 28, 2012)

Credit Line

John Ware Willard Fund

Sôsaku monyô-shû - portfolio cover with images on front and back

Japanese, Shôwa era, 1933


Overall (blue portfolio): 47.5 x 35 x 3 cm (18 11/16 x 13 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.) Image (front cover): 39.5 x 30.8 cm (15 9/16 x 12 1/8 in.) Image (back cover): 40 x 31 cm (15 3/4 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Navy blue cloth portfolio with a laid down color woodblock-printed cover and back page




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