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ANNO Mitsumasa. Kirigami Edo Iroha Karuta (1978)




ANNO Mitsumasa. Kirigami Edo Iroha (Cut-Papers Old Tokyo Iroha Card Game). Tokyo: Shinsen-sha, 1978. 1st pr., deluxe ed., signed.
— See Divers / Misc. below.

Description — Complete of all 96 cards printed in silkscreen on thick quality paper with paper framing (7.4 x 5.2 cm for each card), in glued box with pict. lid (16 x 11.5 x 4 cm), signed by the artist, and explanatory booklet (16 x 12 cm), in pict. cardboard slipcase (17 x 12 x 5 cm).

État / Condition — See Divers / Misc. below.

Remarques & avis / Review — A wonderful iroha karuta game in kirie (cut papers) by the famous illustrator ANNO Mitsumasa ([jp] [en]). As always with Anno, he adds his own clever touch and twist to everything he works on: traditionally in iroha karuta there are 48 cards with proverbs and 48 corresponding illustrated cards, but here all are illustrated and the text is split between each pair of cards.

Divers / Misc. — Available copies:

1. ANNO Mitsumasa. Kirigami Edo Iroha. (1978)
1st. pr., deluxe silkscreen-printed edition described above.
État / Condition — Good (large waterstain, and foxing, on both boxes; cards in excellent condition). AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

2. ANNO Mitsumasa. Kirigami Edo Iroha. (2001)
7th printing.
Complete of 96 all cards, in regular printing (5.3 x 3.1 cm for each card), and explanatory booklet in Japanese (64 p., 15 x 10.5 cm), in stapled cardboard box (16 x 11.5 x 3 cm) with pict. lid.
État / Condition — Excellent.
AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing


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