Tokyo: Nishinomiya & Hasegawa, nd . Hardcover. 14 doubled leaves, accordian folded, in color printed silk boards with paper title label, 5 x 7 inches. Small import sticker of Charles E. Tuttle Co. at upper corner of front pastedown. Some foxing, about very good. Item #22022
Utilizing Hiroshige's "Shono: Driving Rain" (from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road) the multi-step process of creating a Japanese woodblock print is depicted. On facing pages the individually printed colors or lines are shown opposite the evolving full image. Single page of explanatory text in English at front. OCLC/Worldcat suggests the publication date of 1940.