Classification: Album

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Album with scenes of the Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness)

59 painted illustrations remounted on a leather-bound volume decorated with gilded debossing and marbled paper guards. Few illustrations have been identified as scenes from Tsurezuregusa, a work of classical literature by Yoshida Kenkō.


Tekagami, album with segments of calligraphy

Folded book with cloth covers comprising more than 100 segments of decorated and plain paper inscribed with texts—mostly sections of traditional poetry and Buddhist scriptures—written in the hands of illustrious calligraphers and historical figures. As customary of tekagami 手鑑 (mirror of exemplary handwritings), and each segment of text is paired with a separate label which …