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Kyosai's Animal Circus


From the back cover: The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-1889) delighted in the depiction of animals -- crows with strong personalities, frogs in the schoolroom, rats on trapezes, cats in procession, elephants performing tricks -- and frequently used them to satirize contemporary society.

This enchanting book reveals a cavalcade of Kyosai's creatures from the renowned Israel Goldman Collection, with an introduction to the artist and his menagerie by Sadamura Koto, a leading authority on Kyosai. 

Hardcover. 115pp.