Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan

ehon_katsuichi.jpg“The Japanese literary tradition, dating from as early as the 8th century, is among the richest and most enduring of any country in the world, and ehon – or “picture books” – are one of the glories of world art.

 ehon_nypl_chojirob.jpgThe New York Public Library’s new exhibition, Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan, calls attention to the Library’s world-renowned holdings of Japanese books, prints, and manuscripts. Opening October 20, 2006, Ehon includes approximately 280 objects, including books with printed illustrations, manuscripts, drawings, woodblock prints, and photographs”…. <More>

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