Classical Japanese Anthology of Poems
This a vintage publication of classical Japanese Anthology of Poems called Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. The name can be translated as ‘one hundred people, one poem [each]’. The complete set of poems each comes with a traditionally made woodblock print. The collection of poems was originally complied by Fujiwara no Teika while he lived in the Ogura district of Kyoto during the Kamakura Period circa 1200 CE. The practice of matching poems with woodblock prints started in the later Edo Period and continued into modern times.
This is a vintage publication of the poems and associated woodblock prints was printed in 1935. The paper shows some age associated foxing and edge ware of the natural paper. Overall the set is in very good condition and the poem set is complete.