Re:- Wondering (dreaming) about original Ukiyo-e ehons


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Posted by Andrew on September 28, 2003 at 19:42:01:

In Reply to: Re:- Wondering (dreaming) about original Ukiyo-e ehons posted by Colin on September 28, 2003 at 00:51:40:

Hi Colin,

Yes, Ohya is good for looking at books freely. If I have time, I sometimes go there. If you look on the shelf on the glass cabinet on the left of the shop, 2/3 to the sales counter, there are a stack of ehon. I haven't found their prices to be inconsistent (except high and higher!) but they do sell some Meiji copies of Hokusai and others for less. They don't mark these as copies though, which is disturbing. But I'm sure you can pick them out by the colors, paper and printing.

When I'm in Japan (Tokyo area) I hop on the train and go down to Kamakura. Beautiful place, friendly bookshops. You might also go out to Chiba City (an hour east) for a good museum and cheaper shops. Then out to the West on the Chuo train line. You'll find a lot of good shops out that way. I think Kokubunji was good to me once. If you're going elsewhere in Japan, I have some hints for Tohoku and Osaka too.


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