“THEY SPEAK TO ME ACROSS THE SEAS”: THE ARTWORK OF SOFU TESHIGAHARA
TESHIGAHARA, Sofu. Maboroshi. (Tokyo: Kyuryudo, 1977). Folio, original red cloth gilt, original glassine, original pictorial slipcase, original shipping box. $450.
First edition, with 62 beautiful color plates of Teshigahara’s paintings, one folding.
Maboroshi, which means “fantasy” or “illusion” in Japanese, is the first collected works of Teshigahara’s paintings and calligraphic works. The author is most famous for founding the Sogetsu School of Japanese flower arranging, and this volume features many of his paintings of flowers and natural scenery. Text in Japanese and English.
Fine condition, a beautiful volume of scarce imagery.