A Daifukucho: Hand Written Ledger Book
early twentieth century
15 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1/4", 39.25 cm x 14 cm x 1 cm
This is a very nice, old daifukucho, a hand bound, hand written book which could have originally been used for inventories, for accounting, for ledgers or as a record of inventory.
This daifukucho is slender and contains a modest number of pages, 20 in all, each one written on with hand writing done in sumi or charcoal-based ink. Its covers are of the same paper as the book. The back cover is cut, as can be seen in the accompanying detail photographs.
A good example of a traditional daifukucho, with its original, intact cording.