# 18050

杉浦 非水 SIGIURA, Higui (1876 - 1965)

A collection of art deco period catalogues from Mitsukoshi department store, Osaka

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A collection of 27 printed catalogues for Mitsukoshi department store, Osaka, Japan, between 1925 – 1929, each quarto (19 measure 220 mm tall; 8 measure 255 mm tall), striking printed wrappers mostly designed by Hisui Sigiura with vivid art deco images, many printed with silver foil, each approximately 20 pages, some with inserts of loose posters or calendars, some with occasional light silverfishing, but a remarkable group in very good condition.

Mitsukoshi is one of the major department stores in Japan, founded in 1673 and still operating today. The magazine Mitsukoshi commenced publication in 1911. Japanese artist Hisui Sigiura became the Chief Designer of Mitsukoshi in 1910, studying modern design in Europe between 1922 – 24. Upon his return his designs took on a decided European art deco style balanced with traditional Japanese aesthetic. Sigiura became Head of Design at the Imperial School of Fine Arts in 1929.

A stunning collection of Japanese art deco fashion catalogues designed by one of Japan’s most important artists of the period.