Weissaster (White Aster) Translated by Karl Florenz (German language).
Date: 1897. This edition 1904 with wrap around case.
Published by T Hasegawa, Tokyo (17 Shitaya, Kaminegishi).
96 pages including covers.
Size: 7.75 x 6.0 inches.
Artist: Arai Yoshimune and Mishima Shoso
These charming, profusely illustrated books consist entirely of woodblock prints on creped paper bound with ties and glue. Hasegawa employed some of the best woodblock print artists of the era - in this case, Yoshimune and Shoso.
Medium: Woodblock prints.
Condition: Front page edge wrinkle, rear page slight foxing, outer cover worn with tape. Interior pages mostly excellent. Book is marked withdrawn from the collection of California State Universty Fresno Library.