Monday, August 17, 2015

As It Was: Japanese Falconry in the 1860s

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has digitized a Japanese falconry book from the 1860s entitled Ehon taka kagami, or An Illustrated Mirror of Falconry.

The woodcuts, by Kawanabe Kyôsai, shows falconry equipment and training methods, as well as the Siberian goshawks that 19th-century Japanese falconers favored. 

Some copies of Kyôsai's prints were printed with flecks of mica 
embedded in the paper in order to lend sparkle to the bird's feathers.

1 comment:

Mark Farrell-Churchill said...

Arigato gozaimasu!