Takehisa Yumeji


Kokusui (Elegant Nation): Vol. 2, June 1922, with Ishii Hakutei (1882-1958)

literary magazine with woodblock printed cover illustration of masked Pierrot and interior woodblock print of the tragic lovers Umekawa and Chubei by Yumeiji, and fold-out frontispiece by Ishii Hakutei; published by Kokusui shuppansha, June 1922

7 1/4 by 4 7/8 in., 18.4 by 12.5 cm
Hakutei kuchi-e 10 3/8 by 7 1/4 in, 26.5 by 18.5 cm

The magazine presented a variety of poetry and verse accompanied by numerous sketches and illustrations by prominent artists of the period.

(inv. no. C-3236)

price: $650


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