Prior to November 2005, 102 of the 113 volumes were purchased by a bookseller from a private collector, Japan; November 2005, purchased by Charles Vilnis, Boston, from the bookseller in Osaka, Japan; Spring 2006, remaining 11 volumes purchased at two shops in Tokyo, Japan; 2007, 113 volumes offered for purchase to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by Charles Vilnis.
Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Shôwa era, 1983 (Shôwa 57), February 11
- Takei Takeo, Japanese, 1894–1983
"Takei Takeo: Hanga to kanpon sakuhin-ten," Riccar Museum exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, 1984
Overall: 16.4 x 13.8 cm (6 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Laser cut stencils, clamshell box