Rokusho Volue 36 Special Feature: Collection of Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, Sophisticate Smoking Paraphernalia Rokusho Volue 36 Special Feature: Collection of Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, Sophisticate Smoking Paraphernalia

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Rokusho Volue 36 Special Feature: Collection of Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum, Sophisticate Smoking Paraphernalia

$95.00

Published in Japanese this is a paperback consisting of an exceptional compilation of fashionable smoking paraphernalia from the collection of the Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum. It is said that the custom of smoking came to Japan with the so-called “southern barbarians”, (Portuguese) in the late 16thcentury. Among both men and women these “sagemono” for smoking, hanging from kimono sash at the hip, functioned as fashionable and important ornaments. The so-called “iki,” was expressed in the aesthetic sense developed however, it was after the Meiji era that spectacular pipe cases were to be made. In the late Meiji era with the adoption of western-style cigarettes replaced cut pipe tobacco in the cities. Instead of tobacco pouches cigarette cases were developed for holding cigarettes in the pockets of clothes. Some antique shop references and ads in the back of the magazine. Softcover read right to left.

RARE and out of print paperback is in Excellent, Like New condition.

Dimensions: 9-0" x 11-1/2”