No. 8 from the Arts of Japan series. Stated first edition, 1974. This is the first English language edition. Previously published in Japanese. Printed and bound in Japan. Glossy paper wrappers, with crisp white-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 9 x 7.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. 151 numbered pages. Heavy coated stock with some six full-color, full-page plates. Also with numerous B&W illustrations. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy.