皇都.[Tōto]. 梅村彌右衞門.[Umemura Yemon koku]. [and 3 others]. 寶暦 6 (1756). Stock ID #164211
Third volume only, Japanese Edo period woodblock print book, black and white illustrations, 34 leaves. Traditional Japanese 4 hole stab binding on double leaves, title label laid down upper cover, in original blue wrappers. Covers rubbed with small loss on title label, corners little creased, otherwise in good condition. Text in Japanese with reading marks. 22.9 x 15.7cm. Illustrated book on Japanese Shinto principles in architecture. Written in the middle of the Edo Period, this work aimed to teach Japanese builders about the religious and mythical traditions surrounding Japanese building, which the author felt were beginning to be neglected. The first two volumes focused on the ancestral gods and myths associated with Japanese architecture, while this third volume is more practically focused, and describes such things as the way to perform correct ground-breaking ceremonies when erecting a new building, and the correct construction of shrines and shine gateways. It includes illustrations of a ground-breaking ceremonies and a ceremony to bless the start of construction, as well as line drawings of the design of shrines. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164211).
Price: $75.00 AU