Illustrations Katsushika Hokusai

The Model Book of Pipes and Combs was illustrated by the great Katsushika Hokusai. As with the other collections these objects and books served as instruction manuals for the craftsman.  

Design Models of Combs and Pipes,  Written by Ryutei Tanehiko, illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai; Ink printed on paper, Edo period, dated 1823

Design Models of Combs and Pipes,  Written by Ryutei Tanehiko, illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai; Ink printed on paper, Edo period, dated 1823

Models of Chirimen Crepe Textiles with Large Motifs 20 (from a set of 27), Ink on paper, Edo period, 19th c.

Detail: Models of Chirimen Crepe Textiles  

Models of Chirimen Crepe Textiles with Large Motifs 20 (from a set of 27), Ink on paper, Edo period, 19th c.

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