New York: Kodansha International, 1987. First American Edition. Quarto, 182 pages; VG; in illustrated cloth boards, bue/green spine with silver lettering, housed in a VG slipcase; interior clean; shelved Japanese Art or Front Table.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
The Nihonga (Japanese style) painter Takayama Tatsuo (1912-2007) depicted people in contemporary society. His works dealt with questions related to life and death on a grand scale, which included the universe, and the mysteries of existence. Based in Setagaya’s Seijo neighborhood, Takayama was a preeminent figure in postwar Nihonga and along with Sugiyama Yasushi and Higashiyama Kaii, was known as one of the "three mountains" of the Nitten (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition). [Setagaya Art Museum]