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Fujio Sakai: Tokyo Sketch Sampo. A collection of drawings. 1967.

  • First Edition of 333. This book is number 206.

  • Published by Imano Shobo, Tokyo, 1967.

  • Unopened New in Slipcase and publishers Carton Box.
    Published by Imano Shobo, Tokyo, 1967.

  • From The Japan Times, 07.26.1967:
    Few cities in the world change their faces as rapidly as Tokyo. Each new building that crops up means the loss of a segment of what is left of Edo, for which fewer and fewer people have a sentimental attachment. Fujio Sakai, Edokko born and reared in Ueno, wanted to preserve the vanishing city - on sheets of paper. Found between the clothbound covers of this collection are fine line drawings of townscapes, principally of the areas which retain the flavor of premodern Tokyo. Each drawing accompanied by a brief essay, in Japanese. Sakai rigorous realism so thorough that, the numbers of roofing tiles, windows, pillars and even electric wires drawing are precisely accurate. In a few more decades, most of the views of Tokyo presented in this collection would have disappeared. Then Sakai work prove not only pieces of art, but an invaluable record of what Tokyo used to be like. For the limited edition of his sketches, Sakai printed only 333 copies.


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  • Unopened New in Slipcase and publishers Carton Box.
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    Fujio Sakai: Tokyo Sketch Sampo. 1967, 1st Ltd Edition

    Estimate $250 - $350Mar 12, 2018