Softcover, Measures 7 x 10 inches. 152 pages. Text in Japanese and English.
Imagine life in Edo, Tokyo from the 17th-19th century, in the early modern period there were many Ukiyo-e shops which sold woodblock prints displaying then-current styles and fashions much like our fashion photography and magazines today. Each Ukiyo-e work was sold individually people bought the beautifully printed sheets of paper to learn the trends of the day and/or to enjoy the art-works by displaying them on the wall as interior decor. This art book features cats humorously and satirically depicted by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1792-1892), an outstanding Ukiyo-e great master. 60 pages of these beautiful reproductions are removable, so that one may re-purpose the Ukiyo-e for whatever environment they choose. The backside of each sheet includes elegantly simplified designs based on the featured Ukiyo-e designs.
Cats By Kuniyoshi is a must for Japanese art lovers, cat lovers as well as those who seek new impression of art. Beautiful new offering from Pie International!