A Wonderfully Messy Daifukucho: Old Ledger
early twentieth century
9 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1/2", 24 cm x 16.5 cm x 1.5 cm
This is a very nice daifukucho, a hand written book which could have originally been used for inventories, for accounting, for ledgers or as a record of loans.
This one is filled with many pages of hand writing done in sumi or charcoal-based ink. One of its two abraded covers show hand written kanji or Chinese characters.
A good example of a traditional daifukucho.