Tsurunoya Kobori Tomoto Bunko
Collection of Tsurunoya Kobori Tomoto, famous Japanese style painter in the Meiji era
Original: Possessed by Kokugakuin High School Library, Tokyo
Publication year: 1996
35mm positive, 108 reels
Index: 64 pages
Tomoto Kobori was a painter of yamato-e, one of the traditional Japanese painting styles, and especially favored historical subjects and warrior’s portraits. He also learned Yusokukojitsu (knowledge of principles and precedents on manners, rituals and costumes) and collected numerous materials and books relating to it. His collection particularly focused on books on warrior’s norms, and knowledge from them helped his painting work in full.