Scroll book with leather cover H50×W9mm (page length aboutW900mm),12 books set
Written by Taruho Inagaki, 1923. This edition is published by Kototsubo, 2017.
Illustrated and created into 12 miniature scroll books and box by Miyako Akai, 2017.
Limited to 12 copies.
About the book:
The texts is in Japanese. There are 68 short stories to play with the moon and stars written by Taruho Inagaki.
I printed texts with a laser printer. And to another paper, I printed the illustrations with letterpress and drypoint with many gradation colors. Two sheets of thin Japanese papers were glued together crossing the eyes of the paper so that the paper would not easily torn. By using glue for restoring cultural properties so as not to deteriorate easily.
Every volumes has many illustrations.
This is a set of 12 volumes scrolls and cases. The scrolls have built-in magnets. When reading scrolls, please attach a magnet to the case.
About the box:
Box size is 66, 71, 75mm. I mosaiced the French goat leather and put on gold leaf. On the part of the rim of the box, I attached wax to make it strong. The box is for keeping books and also for reading the books.
2018/1/ 「Mechanicapholic」（Le Petit Parisien）で展示販売
2018/8/ The Miniature Book Society the 36th grand conclave at Charlottesville, Virginia, USのBook Fairで販売 Caroline Brandt Collection, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virsiniaにも入りました。