Tokyo, Japan. Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Japan ABAJ
At Kagerou Bunko we strive to provide customers with high-quality rare illustrated books and prints. Based in Japan, we specialize in rare Japanese illustrated books, prints, and pride ourselves on our positive relationships with many collectors, bookstores, and other customers. We also have a medium-sized stock of rare books, mainly illustrated books and children`s books from before the twentieth century.
- Artists' Books
- Illustrated books
- Old and rare books
Other specialities: Design, prints and drawings, Japanese prints, children`s books, illustrated books, twentieth century illustrated books, paintings
What can Ryu offer a mentee? Ryu originally studied Japanese literature as a student at university in Tokyo. At the start of his career he worked in a rare book shop in Kanda, Tokyo. The bookshop specialized in Japanese ancient documents. He can therefore teach you how to read old Japanese typefaces, which he learned at university and on the job. He can also teach you about the rare book industry in Japan, and illustrated books (i.e. Japanese woodblock printed material, paintings, art, design, typography, etc.). He is also interested in West meets East art, which he is happy to talk about with you.