THE FLORAL ART by Meikof Kasuya
Tokyo: Ichiyo School, 1960, First editions, 3 volume set in box including 36 color slides.
Fine books with original rice paper jackets in a very good box with some staining and handling. (see photos)
The Ichiyo School, founded in 1937 by sister Ichiyo and brother Meikof Kasuya, carried the modernization of floral art into new and unexplored areas. For example, previously considered taboo, Mr. Kasuya developed and introduced crossing lines into his arrangements and now, beautiful, graceful crossings lines are highly regarded by all schools. Being interested in combining sound, color and light, he also was the first to create floral state decorations for modern Japanese dance. This set constitutes the primary, secondary and advanced courses taught at his school.