Vintage - Painted Fans of Japan: 15 Noh Drama Masterpieces by Reiko Chiba (1964)
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Painted Fans of Japan: 15 Noh Drama Masterpieces by Reiko Chiba is a delightful little book about the painted fans used in traditional Japanese Noh drama. The book says "it is the author's hope that this brief introduction to the fans of the Noh drama will inspire her readers to further explorations in the areas of Japanese artistic genius that can merely be suggested by this samall book: the worlds of the theater, of painting, of poetry, and of the handicraft arts."
15 fans with a brief translated description, the period it comes from, the type of play, and the character who uses the fan. Published by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., one of the first American-owned publishers in Post-WWII Japan to seek out, translate, and publish Japanese-language books and books about Japanese arts & culture. 3rd printing, 1964 edition. 40 pgs, hardcover. Includes original bookmark.
Dimensions: 5" H x 4" W
Condition: Good. All of the pages are in good shape, there is very light spotted damage to the inside flap, and the book has pulled away from the spine in the center. Spine shows minor wear.
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