“Genshoku Nihon no Bijutsu” 30 Big Volumes of Japanese Art & Antquities — Exquisite Color Printing

I collected the 30 volumes of Genshoku Nihon no Bjijtsu — 29 of them when I was a poor student in Tokyo from 1966.

Japanese art and antiquities photographed for Meiji Centenary
Japanese art and antiquities photographed for Meiji Centenary

These 11″ by 14″  pages of large color photographs of Japanese cultural treasures (over a hundred in each volume) were stunning when they were first published and have held their full color integrity throughout.

To read the reading, you will need to do so in Japanese.

Over the intervening years I have looked at the pictures often and studied many.  Right now I am “into,” as we have learned to say, early Nara Period wood sculpture (about 7th Century AD).  It’s time to find them a new keeper.

Maybe you.

The books need nearly four linear feet of shelving and justify a custom built book case.  I had one built into my house, so that book case stays with me in California.

Last year I tracked down the last volume (actually, number 26) .  I have posted the complete 30-volume collection for sale as a single “lot” on e-Bay, including description and statement of condition.  If interested, you may see it here.

If the selling process drags on long enough, i will post representative detail of contents on this blog.

 

 

Redwood Fence Post Sculpture in Marin

What do these fence posts do?

Hand carved redwood posts emerge from my fence in Kentfield, Marin County, California.

fence posts hand carved by Peter Neibert, Kentfield, Marin County
Fence post(s) Sculpture(s) in Marin

 

Have they moved?

Fence posts move closer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some redwood posts get cut-up before they’re carved-up:  here’s an example.

What’s in my portfolio?

Peter Neibert, webmaster & photographer

When not mastering the web, I take pictures of flower arrangements and Western landscape, publish some on my blogs.

Click on the menu bar titles across the bottom of the 3 Gossips photograph, or

Pick something from the column at right — maybe start with peter’s story pictures.

Or something else.