Since 1980 we are dealing in original Japanese prints, illustrated books and works of art.
We have specialized in Japanese art since 1980, focusing on original Japanese woodblock prints, illustrated books, paintings, and Japanese works of art from the 18th to the first half of 20th century. We have a special interest for surimono (privately published prints) and illustrated books (ehon).
Our stock of books is including works by Ukiyo-e and Shijo artists, erotic books (shunpon), collections of antique textile samples and fragments, pattern books for the kimono trade and decorative arts (zuan-chō), 20th century artist books and publications related the Mingei movement.
The works of art that we present include, netsuke, inro and sagemono, lacquerware and other art objects.
We are member of the Italian Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ALAI) and the Ukiyo-e Dealers Association of Japan.
We published several sale catalogues and articles on various magazines. Among our clients are collectors and museums in America, Europe and Japan.
Business is mainly through our website and our office in Venice is open by appointment only. Every year we exhibit at the Antiquarian Book Fair in Milano and other international fairs.
Mostra Libri Antichi e di Pregio a Milano 2014
New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2014
Antiquarian Booksellers of Italy (ALAI) Ukiyo-e Dealers Association of Japan