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Santei Shunba: Okyogen gakuya no honsetsu (Stories behind the Scenes). Edo, Japan 1859. 4 vols.
Department of Oriental and Judaica Collections, OA 93-67

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Front cover of volume 1 Front cover of volume 2

Traditional Japanese book with printed decorations on the covers. Each volume is bound with a thread stitched on the spine. The decorations resemble Japanese family crests. The books contain illustrated humorous stories that are performed as interludes in No plays.

18 x 12 cm.

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