JAPANESE SCREENS IN MINIATURE by Chiba Reiko- Introduction by
Kirkus Star


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Exquisitely packaged in the best Japanese tradition, here in its delicate brocade wraparound box is a lavish grab bag surprise gift- six miniature reproductions of screens of the Momoyama Period (1575 to 1615). Here is a bridge amidst the spring willows; there a bridge amidst the winter willows; again a study of birds season by season; five stallions and a mare; hawks on the snow-covered plum branches; an aristocrat's wardrobe -- classical designs, some familiar to those who saw the showing at the Metropolitan Museum, New York. And each evokes realization of the meticulous care with detail, the preoccupation with abstract beauty, for which these screen artists are celebrated. A breath of classical Japan, here is a unique and imaginative presentation, a boon for students- and for those seeking an unusual gift.

Pub Date: May 30th, 1960
Publisher: Tuttle