Japanese Works : Ise monogatari

Japanese Works

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Ise monogatari 伊勢物語 is one of the most important Japanese classics, which includes Japanese poems. This is the two volume Saga-bon 嵯峨本 edition (one of the early movable type editions). The Saga-bon series were published in a village called Saga 嵯峨 near Kyoto, by famous artists and merchants, such as Hon’ami Kōetsu 本阿弥光悦 (1558-1637) and Suminokura Soan 角倉素庵 (1571-1631). In this particular edition, the illustrations 挿絵 and closing notes 跋 were printed by woodblock (seihan 整版).</p>

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